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.
How to apply:
The program receives applications solely through the Electronic Application Service (ERAS) provided by the Association of American Medical Colleges. You can contact your student affairs office for more information on how to apply through ERAS. For more information about ERAS, go to: www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/eras/
We require the following:
- C.V. (curriculum vitae)
- Personal Statement
- Three letters of reference
- Dean's Letter
- Medical School Transcript
- USMLE/COMLEX scores: No minimum score criteria, but we require all applicants to pass each exam within the first two attempts, except the Clinical Skills(CS) portion of Step 2, which must be passed on the first attempt.
- Graduate of an Accredited Program in Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Internal
Medicine or Pediatrics
All of these can be transmitted through ERAS. Your medical school must be on the list of schools whose graduates have demonstrated substantial equivalence of their education approved by the Texas Medical Board. Additionally, it is required that all applicants meet the Texas Medical Board licensing requirements prior to acceptance. Our university sponsors J-1 visas only.
Once we receive your completed ERAS application, we will contact you to set an interview date. Our deadline for application is December 1.
If you are an international medical graduate (IMG), contact the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) for application materials and requirements. All IMG's must be ECFMG certified.
- $60,377.54 yearly salary for 2020-2021
- Health, Vision and Dental Insurance for fellow (options available to include spouse and/or family)
- Disability, Malpractice & Workers' Compensation Insurance for Fellow
- Name-embroidered lab coat
- 20 days of paid vacation
- $1,250 taxed stipend, upon entrance to the Fellowship
- Annual Residency/Fellow Retreat
- Five days and $1,000 for approved CME courses
- ACLS re-certification tuition provided
- Meal card for use in the hospital cafeteria
- Parking spaces provided for fellows in UMC hospital parking lot
- Garrison Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center
- Carillon Nursing & Rehabilitation Center
- University Medical Center
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