Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
The Division of Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (Med/Peds) was created in 2015 as a joint initiative between the Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. Dual-trained in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, division faculty members are dedicated to clinical, educational, and scholarly efforts within both Departments, with an emphasis on improving health care delivery across the lifespan.
The Med/Peds division leads the newly established Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency program, and the Internal Medicine & Pediatrics Clinic at Professional Office Building 2, a primary care medical home for patients and families of all ages. Our faculty also provide clinical care in the Adolescent and Young Adult Clinic, Rees-Jones Center for Foster Care Excellence, pediatric and internal medicine resident teaching clinics, and inpatient medicine services at Children’s Health℠ Children's Medical Center Dallas, and Parkland Health and Hospitals Systems.
The Med/Peds Division is dedicated to promoting and enhancing the clinical practice and scholarly activities of physicians trained in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, with a focus on collaborative work between pediatric and adult medicine. Specifically, we aim to:
- Promote combined Med/Peds clinical practice by:
- Providing high quality health care for families and individuals throughout the age spectrum, including but not limited to those with pediatric-onset special health care needs such as developmental delay, congenital heart disease, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, pediatric cancer, etc.
- Enhancing patient care, research, advocacy efforts, and medical systems management in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics through approaches that reflect perspective and experience across the lifespan.
- Develop and expand combined Med/Peds residency training by:
- Providing a comprehensive, well-integrated residency training experience in that prepares residents for Board certification in both Internal Medicine (ABIM) and Pediatrics (ABP) as well as advanced subspecialty training within each of these disciplines.
- Increasing the number of physicians trained to offer high quality comprehensive primary and specialty care for patients of all ages, including those with complex chronic conditions.
- Support Med/Peds faculty in their distinct and varied roles as:
- Comprehensive primary care providers.
- Subspecialists in areas conducive to dual training and practice, including but not limited to Allergy/Immunology, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Infectious Disease, Nephrology, and Rheumatology.
- Experts regarding specific conditions that have an impact across the lifespan.
- Educators and mentors of medical students and residents in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics programs and settings
- Researchers, advocates, and health system leaders focused on conditions that impact patients of all ages.