Hospice & Palliative Medicine
Hospice & Palliative Medicine
It is the overall goal of this fellowship to produce doctors that are competent in
all aspects of fields of Hospice and Palliative Care. The fellows will be exposed
to and work within teams who have built practices of excellence in these areas. We
will use the guidelines provided in Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative
Care as the key map of what objectives to pursue.
Train fellows who will be competent in all areas of patient and family care in Hospice and Palliative Care. Hospice and Palliative Care Team the fields of both Hospice and Palliative Care to become clinician leaders for the institutions in which they will work.
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 Statements
- 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 November 1, 2020 exceptions may apply.
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
- Five days and $1,000 for approved CME courses
- ACLS re-certification tuition provided
- American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) Annual membership
- Meal card for use in the hospital cafeteria
- Parking spaces provided for fellows in UMC hospital parking lot
- University Medical Center
- Covenant Medical Center
- Hospice of Lubbock
- Hospice of the South Plains
Amanda Abbott, DO
Cecilia Murillo, MD
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