The Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine is a cooperative training project that partners academic, public and private health care systems. The goal of the program is to prepare trainees to assume roles as clinical practitioners, academic leaders and community advocates in the field of geriatric medicine. Research, teaching, and administrative components are based on a didactic curriculum and practicum supervised by an experienced team of faculty at the health science center and its affiliate institutions. Candidates for appointment to the program may select either of two tracks. The academic track will comprise two years of clinical education, research mentorship and administrative skills. The clinical track will comprise one year of intense clinical management with basic concepts of geriatric health care administration.
Clinical experiences include both inpatient and ambulatory care opportunities. Fellows are expected to participate in clinical services provided at senior living and long-term care facilities, community based services for elders, and homebound patients in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas. These clinical sites provide geriatric clinical experiences throughout the continuum of care and multidisciplinary integration.
The University of North Texas Health Science Center is a member of the Texas Consortium of Geriatric Education Centers. This organization provides program enrichment in education and administration and serves as an important resource for the Geriatric Fellowship. Click here to visit the Geriatric Education and Research Institute.
-PGY4 – $47,000
-PGY5 – $48,000
Overview of Benefits
-State provided health care for employees with no premium cost to employees
-Medical liability coverage
-Group rates for health care for employee family members
–12-15 paid holidays per year
-Automatic retirement plan through Teacher’s Retirement System of Texas
-Longevity pay based on overall state service
-Discounted tickets to Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor and the Fort Worth Zoo
–Fully-equipped gym on campus – $10.00/month for employees
-Flexible spending accounts for healthcare expenses, child care and adult dependent care
-Eligibility for fee waivers at UNTHSC and UNT-Denton
-Various other discounts throughout the Metroplex
-American Osteopathic Association
-Texas Osteopathic Medical Association
-American College of Osteopathic Internists
-Texas Medical Association