Geriatric Scholarship for the Graduate Certificate in Academic Medicine

Dr. Janice Knebl sees patients during COVID on September 23, 2020.

As a leader in providing care to older adults, the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC) Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics provides comprehensive services that help prevent and manage the chronic diseases and long-term illnesses that may accompany the aging process. Our health care team of board-certified geriatricians, specialized nurse practitioners, psychologists, neurologists, pharmacists, and licensed master social workers are committed to improving the function of our patients, promoting their best quality of life, and transforming the clinical training environment in order to improve geriatrics care.

To that aim, we also collaborate with other academic institutions, various internal departments, community partners, and even local volunteers to offer a number of opportunities to students, residents, caregivers, older adults, and healthcare professionals.

We are one of two Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Programs (GWEPs) in Texas, funded by a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant.  This grant, titled the Workforce Enhancement in Healthy Aging and Independent Living (WE HAIL) Program enables our department to sponsor interested geriatrics-focused faculty in the Graduate Certificate in Academic Medicine (GCAM) .


The Opportunity

This competitive opportunity is for faculty with an interest in developing a geriatric-focused education project for their GCAM fellowship. WE HAIL will partner with selected applicants over the course of their enrollment in the GCAM program, mentoring them in the development of an educational project for their academic institution, primary care, and/or community-based organizations in their area.  This educational project should be geriatric-focused and relate to one of the 5Ms.

This scholarship opportunity covers:

  • the cost of tuition in the GCAM program, and
  • registration to a professional conference (up to $1,000.00) to present your research


How to Apply

First complete the GCAM application

Then complete the Geriatric Scholarship application

We look forward to partnering with you to impact the field of geriatrics and geriatric education at your academic institution.


If you have any questions about this opportunity, please email:

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U1QHP287350100. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Health Resources and Services Administration or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.