Integrated Geriatrics and Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship

The Integrated Fellowship is an ABIM pilot program allowing fellows to interleave required rotations for Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Geriatric Medicine across 2 years.  Fellows in this track gain increased elective time to devote to clinical and academic interests that they would not have if they completed each fellowship separately.  Fellows pursuing this track are frequently interested in careers in leadership or academics.  At the end of the 2 year integrated fellowship, fellows are eligible for board certification in both fields.

Program Highlights:

  • Fellows complete all rotations required of the Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowships
  • After completion of the 2-year program fellows become board-eligible for both Geriatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Gain an increased number of research and elective rotations
  • Utilize increased elective time to gain mentorship and to develop skills in clinical area(s) of interest, leadership, education, or research

Former Fellow Career Paths:

  • Medical Directorship’s for:
    • Multi-state Palliative Care Community Practice
    • Home Based Primary Care
    • Hospital in the Home Program
    • Sub-acute Care Nursing Facility
    • Community and National Hospice Agencies
    • Palliative Care Clinic
  • Clinician Educator
  • Academics

Rotation Blocks:

Hospice and Palliative Medicine ExperiencesGeriatric Medicine Rotations Experiences
Pediatric Palliative CareGeriatric Trauma Co-Management
Longitudinal Palliative Care ClinicRehabilitation
Specialty Outpatient Palliative Care Clinics-
Includes:
ALS
Oncology
Hemodialysis
Heart Failure
Virtual Palliative Clinic
Geriatric Psychiatry
Specialty Outpatient Geriatrics
Home Based Primary Care
Hospital in the Home
Rural Geriatric Medicine
Integrated Experiences
HPM and Geriatric Combined Consults
Community Living Centers (including long-term care, memory units, subacute rehabilitation and inpatient hospice)
Research (includes: Introduction to Clinical Investigation course)
Electives wide range offered in both Palliative Care and Geriatrics

How to Apply:

  • Both the Geriatrics and Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship programs participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP).
  • Applications for both Geriatrics and Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship programs should be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
  • Applicants must either apply to the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship or the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship and indicate that they are interested in the Integrated Fellowship on their application.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the U.S., or J-1 Visa holders for fellowship positions at UT Heath San Antonio. Unfortunately, at this time, we do not accept applications from H-1B visa holders.

Contact Us:

Geriatric Medicine FellowshipPalliative Medicine Fellowship
Becky Powers, MD
Program Director
PowersB3@uthscsa.edu
210.617.5311
Jennifer Healy, DO
Program Director
HealyJ@uthscsa.edu
210.617.5311
Jeanette Ross, MD
Associate Program Director
RossJ@uthscsa.edu
210.617.5311
Anjuli Vasquez, MD
Associate Program Director
VasquezAH@uthscsa.edu
210.617.5311
Krysta Jo Sargent, MS
Program Coordinator
SargentK@uthscsa.edu
210.617.5311
Krysta Jo Sargent, MS
Program Coordinator
SargentK@uthscsa.edu
210.617.5311