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Family Medicine Geriatric Fellowship

The department of Family Medicine offers a 12-month accredited geriatric fellowship. The patient-oriented training program encompasses didactic and bedside instruction, analysis of current literature, and the opportunities for both clinical and laboratory research.

The geriatric training program is devoted primarily to clinical geriatrics. The geriatric fellow will have the opportunity to care for geriatric patients in various sites including:

  •  Acute inpatient medicine 
  • Outpatient continuity
  • Outpatient comprehensive geriatric assessment clinic
  • Long-term care
  • Intermediate long-term care
  • Consultation service 
  • House-call experiences both in private homes, personal-care homes and assisted living

Rotations

The Geriatric Fellow will have rotations as follows: 

  • Inpatient and outpatient physical medicine
  • Inpatient geropsych
  • Inpatient/outpatient neurology
  • Research experience 
  • Electives 
  • Adult daycare center
  • Gait & balance disorders 

At the end of the 12-month rotation, the geriatric fellow will be eligible to sit for the exam to obtain a certificate of added qualification in geriatric medicine. Also, the geriatric fellow will be prepared for either a clinical practice oriented career or an academic practice oriented career.

For further information or applications regarding the fellowship, contact Margaret Thompson, Geriatric Fellowship Coordinator, at 806 351-3777 ext 288 or e-mail at margaret.thompson@ttuhsc.edu.   

12-Month Curriculum

  • PGY- 4 Rotations
  • In-patient Medicine (2 months) Physical Medicine Rehabilitation (1 month)
  • Neurology (1 month) Geropsych (1 month)
  • Hospice Care (2 weeks) Adult Day Care (2 weeks)
  • Sub-Acute Rehab - Long Term Care (2 months) Electives (2 months)
  • Research (1 month)
  • Long-Term Care, Balance/Gait Disorder Clinic, Memory Disorder Clinic

DEPARTMENTAL BENEFITS

Professional Organizations

  • Your membership dues for the following organizations will be paid for by the Department:
    • American Academy of Family Physicians
    • Texas Academy of Family Physicians (for FM trained fellows)
    • American College of Physicians (for IM trained fellows)
    • Texas Medical Association Potter-Randall County Medical Society
  • Participation in these organizations is strongly encouraged, but not required.
  • CME time is to be approved by the Geriatric Fellowship Director

INSTITUTIONAL BENEFITS

  • Salaries:
  • Academic Year 2014 - 2015
  • PGY 4 - $51,460
  • Other benefits:
    • Books/Membership Dues/CME
    • The fellow will receive twenty (20) working days of paid vacation.
    • Reimbursement for relocation/interview expenses in the amount of $200.00
    • Paid health/dental/life/disability insurance
    • Professional liability insurance
    • 12 days paid sick leave per year
    • Free use of exercise facilities at BSA
    • Access to Harrington Library of the Health Sciences Center, including electronic access
    • Lab coats provided and professionally dry cleaned
    • Meal allowance for on-call nights
    • The time off must be approved by the Geriatric Fellowship Director, and coordinated with your current rotation schedule.
    • Paid CME, Conference registrations as coordinated with Program Director
    • Low cost parking: Free parking at hospitals 
For questions or comments please contact: Margaret Thompson at 806 351-3777 ext 288 or e-mail at margaret.thompson@ttuhsc.edu
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