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Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program

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The Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is a fully accredited ACGME training program in geriatric medicine for graduates of internal medicine or family medicine residencies. Board eligibility in geriatric medicine is awarded after successfully completing 12 months of training.

Major program components include:
Clinical Curriculum
provides didactic training in a wide range of services including geriatric clinic, geriatric medicine consultation, skilled and community nursing facilities, home visits, adult rehabilitation, geriatric psychiatry, and Hospice.
Geriatric Fellows' Conference
a series of lectures, case conferences, journal clubs, and board reviews which provide trainees with a broad scope of Geriatric education.
Research Curriculum
provides first year trainees with a broad familiarity of rationale, language, and methodology in conducting geriatric medicine research. Second year trainees receive more advanced research training to pursue a career in academic geriatric medicine.

Applications to the fellowship program can be downloaded by clicking here or
by applying through the ERAS system.

Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program
Mukaila Raji, M.D., M.Sc., Program Director
Ellen Register, Program Coordinator
Division of Geriatrics
University of Texas Medical Branch

Geriatric Medicine Fellows

Mashhoor BeragdarMashhoor Beragdar
PGY-4
Division of Geriatric Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine

Soujanya Challa Soujanya Challa
PGY-4
Division of Geriatric Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine

Kyaw Lwin Kyaw Lwin
PGY-4
Division of Geriatric Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine

The department of internal medicine is developing evidence based clinical protocols which will be available in EPIC (as order sets) for use when admitting patients with these diagnoses. Their AIM is to standardize care and decrease length of stay and readmission rates.

Currently available protocols are:
  • CAP - Community Acquired Pneumonia Orderset
  • Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis Adult, ICU
  • General Medicine Admission
  • Immunodeficiency Flow Panel
  • MICU/CCU Admission Order Set
  • Oral Analgesic Medicaitons
  • Parenteral Opioids
  • Sepsis, Adult ICU

All protocols can be found in the EPIC order set section.

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