How to Apply

The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth uses the ERAS system. Materials may also be sent upon request and returned directly from the applicant. UTHealth does not accept H1B visas. J1 visas are permitted.

Applicants to the program should have completed 3 years of an ACGME-accredited residency by their fellowship start date. The specialties that may subspecialize in hospice and palliative medicine include:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Emergency medicine
  • Family medicine
  • Internal medicine
  • Obstetrics and gynecology
  • Pediatrics
  • Physician medicine and rehabilitation
  • Psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Radiology
  • Surgery

Required Materials

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. 3 Letters of Reference (from your current colleagues if you are already in practice, and at least one letter from your residency program director)
  3. Personal Statement
  4. Medical School Diploma (translated if needed)
  5. Medical School Transcript (translated if needed)
  6. USMLE Step Scores (Steps 1 & 2 required, 3 can be scheduled/planned; Can interview with photocopies, but will need original copy sent from USMLE before being offered a position)
  7. ECFMG Certificate (if applicable)
  8. Visa Status / Citizenship Status
  9. Application Form
  10. Recent Professional Photo

Please submit these materials electronically and / or by mail to:

Caroline Ha, MD
Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth – Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine
6431 Fannin St., MSB 5.111
Houston, TX 77030