About the Program
Our Geriatrics Fellowship will prepare you to be an extraordinary geriatric leader who will serve as a catalyst and advocate to foster quality of care for older adults and their caregivers through education, research, and clinical care.
The Baylor College of Medicine Geriatrics Fellowship, located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, is one of the largest ACGME-accredited geriatrics training programs in the country. Founded in 1984, the fellowship accepts six trainees per year and has produced 127 graduates. Graduates have taken positions in top clinical care programs and are leaders in some of the nation's top academic health centers. Fellows receive a wide range of clinical experiences and opportunities across diverse settings. These include:
Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center: A joint venture between Baylor and CHI St. Luke’s, BSLMC is one of the premier medical institutions in the Texas Medical Center. The Texas Heart Institute, part of Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, has consistently been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s top 10 centers for cardiology and heart surgery. Geriatric services include a comprehensive ambulatory geriatric clinic including social work and nutrition as well as an inpatient care transition service.
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center: MEDVAMC is one of the largest VA hospitals in the United States and has eight associated community-based outpatient clinics as well as a state Veteran’s home. Geriatric services include a 141-bed Community Living Center; inpatient, outpatient, and consultative palliative medicine services, a wound care program, geriatric outpatient clinic (primary care, co-management, and dementia clinic); and an interprofessional home visit program.
St. Dominic Village: a faith-based, non-profit continuing care retirement community, provides a continuum of care, including short-term rehabilitation, skilled nursing, assisted living, and independent living. Fellows participate in a continuity long-term care experience supervised by Baylor College of Medicine geriatric faculty.
Harris Health System: A fully integrated healthcare system, HHS is designated by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. It includes 18 community health centers; multiple same-day, school-based, and multi-specialty clinics; and two full-service hospitals. Geriatric services include a robust home visit program, an integrated geriatric and palliative medicine inpatient consult service, and a geriatric clinic that includes a wound care program.
Houston Methodist: One of the leading academic medical centers in the Texas Medical Center, Houston Methodist is consistently listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the nation’s best hospitals. Geriatric services include a robust geriatric consult service. Additionally, fellows have the opportunity to rotate with Dr. Agarwal, an expert in geriatric quality improvement, to experience how culture changes is implemented to ensure age-friendly care across a large hospital system.
In addition to the varied clinical experience, fellows participate in a robust curriculum supported by the exceptional academic resources of the Texas Medical Center and receive personalized mentoring from geriatrics faculty. Fellows are encouraged to pursue a second year of training in one of our advanced fellowship tracks, including an ACGME-accredited palliative care fellowship, wound care, medical education, and quality improvement.