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Geriatrics Fellowship Program

The Department of Family Medicine offers post graduate training in Geriatric Medicine through a one-year ACGME accredited clinical fellowship.

At completion of training, the Geriatric Fellowship graduate may sit for the Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Geriatrics.  The fellow will also be prepared for either a clinical practice oriented career or an academic practice oriented career. 

The fellowship is supported by fellowship-trained geriatricians with certificates in geriatrics in the Department of Family Medicine.  The Geriatric Faculty is committed to enhancing the lives of older adults through an individualized multidisciplinary approach to the patient which emphasized function and optimal quality of life, and through emphasis on wellness programs.

Geriatric faculty enjoy having the opportunity to train individuals with a similar commitment an welcome your interest.

Candidates must have completed an ACGME accredited three-year residency in either Family Medicine or Internal Medicine prior to Fellowship. 

The curriculum uses longitudinal experiences at the outpatient clinic, nursing homes and hospital consultation.  Thus, fellows assume the role of primary care provider for their patients and are given the opportunity to track their patients' progress over time.  Clinical experience is supplemented by weekly seminars in which case discussion and didactic instruction ensure that Fellows meet learning objectives of the curriculum.  Geriatric Fellows are exposed to the administrative concerns of a geriatrician by participating in medical director's groups and multidisciplinary team meetings. Geriatric Fellows also benefit from direct teaching by skilled experts in a variety of clinical settings.  Geriatric faculty supervise fellows in long-term care, outpatient practice, geriatric assessment, home-visits, and in a hospital-based consultation program.  Fellows also receive training with specialists in the areas of geriatric psychiatry, rehabilitation medicine, urology, hospice, and neurology.

Curriculum

- Geriatric Medicine Consultation
- Outpatient Office
- Nursing Homes
- Geriatric Psychiatry
- Subspecialties / Electives (Elective time is available to train fellows in additional areas of interest.)
- Research
- Conferences
- Other (QA projects, teaching, coding training, medical records, interdisciplinary team meetings)

Department Benefits

- Twenty (20) days paid vacation per year
- Ten (10) days paid sick leave per year
- Two (2) lab coats
- Relocation allowance / sign-on bonus of $10,000
- Educational funds in the amount of $1,700.00 for books, memberships, and CME
- Membership dues for American Medical Association, American Geriatrics Society and AAFP.

Application Process

- We accept applications through ERAS or by fax or email (see Program Contacts  below). If you are applying through email or fax, please provide the following:
- Completed Texas Tech application
- Letter of completion of residency or diploma (original must be copied and notarized)  (If you are still in residency you may still apply.)
- Personal Statement
- Letters of recommendation (3)
- USMLE/Complex transcript scores
- Certificate of Previous Training/ Program Director letter (only if the applicant has  had previous training in the U.S.) (If you are still in residency you may still apply.)
- ECFMG certificate (original must be copied and notarized)
- Current Curriculum Vitae (in chronological order with no gaps)

   

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