Fellowship Education

The General Internal Medicine Fellowship is designed to train future generations of successful academic general internists, hospitalists, and geriatricians by providing the necessary advanced knowledge, skills and experiences to succeed in academia. This is a two-year faculty development program that includes formal coursework and mentored experiential learning in several domains including: research, medical education, quality improvement and patient safety, and academic career skills.

Fellows will complete a Masters of Science in Clinical Research degree with courses in biostatistics, epidemiology, research design and analysis, and grant writing. They will also complete programs in Clinical Safety and Effectiveness, medical education, and academic leadership. Fellowship faculty have expertise in epidemiology, outcomes, health services, disparities, applied informatics, quality improvement, patient safety, comparative effectiveness, primary care, geriatrics, palliative care, and hospital medicine research. In addition, fellows will complete mentored projects in their area of concentration (research, education, quality improvement).

The Fellowship is designed for individuals interested in academic generalist careers as clinician-investigators, clinician-educators, or quality and safety experts. Fellows will have opportunities for inpatient and outpatient clinical work, teaching, and research in university, public hospital, and VA health systems.  

UT Southwestern consists of a medical school, graduate school of biomedical sciences, and a school of health professions, and nearly 4,400 students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows are trained every year. It has become one of the foremost research facilities in the world, and its roll includes five Nobel laureates and 19 members of the National Academy of Sciences. It has more than 3,500 annual research projects totaling more than $400 million. Education and research conducted at UTSW has a major regional impact as half of all physicians in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the US, are trained at UT Southwestern.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send CV, letter of interest, and two letters of recommendation to Eric Mortensen M.D., M.Sc. at eric.mortensen@utsoutwestern.edu. Formal written offers of a training position are extended on a rolling basis beginning in November for the July start date.