GeriatricsHospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program

Prior to starting the fellowship, physician candidates must have completed residency training in one of the following sponsoring American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Boards:

Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Neurology, Radiology or Surgery.

  • Fellowship activities
  • Program Highlights

Fellowship activities include:

  • Ambulatory Palliative Care
  • Ethics
  • Home Hospice
  • Inpatient Hospice
  • Introduction to Clinical Investigation
  • Oncology Clinic and Assessment
  • Pain Clinic
  • Palliative Care Consultation Services
  • Pediatric Palliative Care
  • Mentored Research
  • Teaching Skills Development
  • Tailored Electives
  • Geriatric Syndromes and Assessment

Program Highlights

  • Comprehensive curricula including patient care, educational methods and skills, clinical research, community outreach and leadership
  • One on one mentorship and protected time to develop original research projects in Palliative Medicine
  • Experience in a wide variety of clinical settings, including inpatient and outpatient clinics, consultation services, hospice, home care and ambulatory care
  • Networking opportunities with local and national organizations
  • Close interaction and collaboration with other sub-specialties and disciplines
  • Training and skills to care for rural and underserved populations
  • Culturally competent curricular to provide appropriate palliative care to minority populations
  • Opportunities to teach and develop academic skills
  • Flexibility to accommodate individual professional interests

For more information about any of our fellowships, or to inquire about your application, please contact our Academic Coordinator:

Pauline de los Santos
(210) 617-5311 or delossantosp@uthscsa.edu.