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Application Information

Application to the University Of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program is coordinated through the Electronic Residency Application Service.Applications for fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine are accepted until December 31st of each year for medicine fellows. Applications are accepted through ERAS and via mail after ERAS deadline. Prospective applicants receive an online brochure explaining the application process as well as the training program. Physicians are encouraged to apply provided they have completed the necessary training to become ABMS board-eligible in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry and Neurology, Radiology ,Surgery or Obstetrics & Gynecology. All fellowship applicants must be screened against Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and General Services Administration (GSA) lists; individuals listed by a federal agency as excluded, suspended, or otherwise ineligible for participation in federal programs (Institutional Compliance Agreement p.6 of 18) are ineligible for fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA). Non-citizens must have permanent resident status or a J-1 VISAs for medical residency positions at UTHSCSA. No H-1 VISAs are provided. A thorough review is undertaken of each applicant folder, which contains an application, personal statement, curriculum vitae, and at least three letters of recommendation, one of them from their residency training program director. At the discretion of the program director, qualified applicants are invited for an interview to meet with the attendings and fellows and to tour the facilities. At the completion of the interview process, the staff meets to review applicant folders and discuss candidates. Applicants are ranked based on their qualifications and interview scores. An ideal candidate is someone who has excelled during his/her residency or prior training, whose letters of support speak of his/her qualifications as a team player and compassionate clinician, a personal statement reflecting genuine interest in practicing palliative medicine after training, applicant's desire to educate teams and trainees and lastly, someone with inclinations towards an academic path.

Please visit ERAS to complete your application.

For more information and to submit your application please contact Pauline De Los SantosPalliative Medicine Fellowship Program Coordinator, at (210) 617-5311 or e-mail