The curriculum has several components including:
- Courses and requirements needed for a Masters of Science in Clinical Research.
- Participating in biweekly work-in-progress research meetings.
- Biweekly Division Grand Rounds, weekly Department Grand Rounds, and monthly Division of Outcomes and Health Services Research works in progress conference.
- Academic Skills seminars sponsored by the Department of Clinical Sciences.
- CHAMP clinician educator curriculum, which has several formal sections on learning how to improve teaching effectiveness, and how to do evaluation and feedback, among other topics.
- “Effective Teachers Series” lectures.
- Fellows interested in quality improvement, medical errors, and patient safety issues will complete the Clinical Safety and Effectiveness certificate program run by the UT Southwestern Office of Quality and Safety. As part of this program, they will design, implement and evaluate a quality improvement project.
- Fellows will also be required to design, execute, complete, and write-up for publication, a mentored clinical or educational research project.
Approximately, 30 percent of the fellows' time will be spent on a combination of outpatient general medicine/primary care practice, precepting the internal medicine residents in their primary care clinic, and attending on the Parkland/Dallas VA teaching wards.