The goal of the UT Southwestern Academic General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program is to train future generations of successful academic general internists by providing the necessary advanced research and educational knowledge, skills, and experiences (as identified by the Society of General Internal Medicine and others):
- Research: Fellows will complete a Masters of Science in Clinical Research degree with graduate courses in biostatistics, epidemiology, clinical research design, data collection and analysis, responsible conduct of research, scientific paper and grant writing, among others. Fellow will conduct a mentored research project and attend works-in-progress research meetings.
- Education: Fellow activities will include teaching residents and students practice-based learning, leading an inpatient teaching ward team, teaching evidence-based medicine, evaluating learners, and giving feedback.
- Academic Career Development and Leadership: Fellows will participate in activities to promote skills for academic success, life-long learning, career planning and promotion, time management and leadership, understanding current issues in health policy and health care organization, delivery, and financing and health disparities.
- Clinical: While the fellowship is primarily designed as an academic career development program, fellows will spend approximately 30 percent of their time actively involved in the care of general medical inpatients and outpatients, both through direct patient care and supervising medical residents and medical students.
- Quality and Patient Safety: Interested fellows will complete the Clinical Safety and Effectiveness certificate program where they will learn techniques in measuring and improving the quality and safety of care. As part of this, they will design, implement, and evaluate a quality improvement project.