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Geriatric Fellowship


Geriatric fellows’ responsibilities include participation in a university setting with clinical and academic programs to train medical students, residents and allied health professionals. Full range of clinical activities are available in addition to long-term care, including hospital consultation, outpatient/ambulatory care, assisted living settings, hospice and home care.

TTUHSC-Lubbock hosts the renowned Mildred and Shirley L. Garrison Geriatric Education and Care Center, the first on-site teaching nursing home of any medical school in the nation, and enjoys a beautiful new outpatient Texas Tech Physicians’ Pavilion for ambulatory care.

TTUHSC School of Medicine is a Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Aging and Quality of Life grant recipient. Research opportunities include the TTUHSC Garrison Institute on Aging, the F. Marie Hall Institute for Rural and Community Health, and the Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health. TTUHSC SOM is a multi-campus unit of the TTUHSC System, allowing for research and educational collaboration across campuses.

Lubbock is a very friendly city on the sunny West Texas plains, with nearly 30,000 students on the adjacent Texas Tech University campus.


  • 2013-2014 Salary $51,965.19
  • Health, life and dental insurance for Fellow and immediate family
  • Disability, malpractice & workers’ compensation insurance for Fellow
  • Digital pagers
  • Name-embroidered lab coats
  • Fifteen days of paid vacation
  • Five days and $1,000 for approved CME courses
  • ACLS recertification tuition provided


Applicants must:

  • Be graduates of an accredited program and board certified or board eligible in Family Medicine or Internal Medicine.
  • Be licensable in the State of Texas
  • Have passed the USMLE passed in the first two attempts for each step
  • International Medical Graduates: Have a J-1 Visa only


Contact Valerie Turner for an application:

Mail your application to:

Family Medicine Geriatric Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
3601 4th Street, MS 9410
Lubbock, TX 79430

Or email it to:


  • University Medical Center (teaching hospital)
  • Texas Tech Physicians’ Pavilion (geriatric clinics)
  • Mildred and Shirley L. Garrison Geriatric Education and Care Center (long term care)
  • Carillon LifeCare Community (assisted living)
  • Senior House Calls (home care program)
  • VistaCare (hospice care)
  • TrustPoint Hospital (rehabilitation care)


  • Monique M. Williams, MD, MSCI
    Interim Program Director
  • Steven Berk, MD
    Dean, School of Medicine
  • Rebecca Sleeper-Irons, PharmD
    School of Pharmacy-Geriatrics Division
  • Gary Meyerrose, MD
    Internal Medicine-Cardiology & Geriatric Medicine
  • Ron Cook, DO, MBA
    Family Medicine-Geriatric Medicine
  • Betsy Goebel Jones, EdD
    Women’s Health & Family Medicine Research Director


Feel free to contact the Department of Family and Community Medicine with any questions you may have:

Family Medicine
Geriatric Medicine Fellowship
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
3601 4th Street, MS 9410
Lubbock, TX 79430

Download the brochure for the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship here:

Geriatrice Medicine Fellowship Program

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