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General Internal Medicine Fellowship

The UT Southwestern General Internal Medicine Fellowship seeks to prepare internal medicine physicians for careers in academic medicine conducting research, educating learners, and/or leading quality improvement or patient safety initiatives. Correspondingly, the Fellowship encompass three tracks: research, education, and quality improvement. The two-year fellowship includes a combination of formal coursework, mentored project experience, and clinical practice.



Program Years


Up to Four Fellows Accepted



Available Training Programs

  • Application Process

    Application Process

    Interested applicants should traci.child the following:

    1. Curriculum vitae
    2. Letter of Interest
    3. Two letters of recommendation

    Formal written offers of a training position are extended on a rolling basis beginning in November for the July start date.

  • Areas of Concentration

    Under the guidance of their mentors, fellows will choose to focus either on research or education:

    Research (Master’s program)

    The research program includes courses in biostatistics, epidemiology, clinical research design, data collection and analysis, responsible conduct of research, scientific paper and grant writing, and others.

    Fellows will conduct a mentored research project and attend works-in-progress research meetings.

    Education (Master’s program)

    Activities include teaching residents and students practice-based learning, leading an inpatient teaching ward team, teaching evidence-based medicine, evaluating learners, and giving feedback.

    Fellows will conduct a mentored scholarly project and attend works-in-progress research meetings.

    Performance Excellence & Quality Management (PExQM) (Certificate Program)

    In either Master’s program, fellows interested in quality improvement, medical errors, and patient safety may complete the Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Certificate Program to learn methods for measuring and improving the quality and safety of care.

    In this program, run by the UT Southwestern Office of Quality Improvement and Safety, fellows will design, implement, and evaluate a quality improvement project.

  • Curriculum


    As part of their program, fellows will:

    • Participate in and present at Division Scholarship-In-Progress meetings.
    • Attend Grand Rounds (through the Department of Medicine and the Division of General Internal Medicine) other topically relevant seminar or lecture series.
    • Attend selected seminars and lecture series that are topically aligned with their interests (e.g., Effective Teachers Series lectures for fellows in the Education Track).
    • Complete courses and other requirements for earning a master’s degree in their chosen area of concentration.
    • Lead and complete the design, execution, and dissemination of at least one mentored scholarly project.
  • Clinical Practice

    Clinical Practice

    Fellows will maintain clinical practice during their two-year fellowship. Fellows will commit approximately 30 percent of their time to clinical work spanning outpatient (e.g., clinic-based practice, resident precepting) and inpatient general internal medicine (e.g., attending on hospital services at Parkland Health and Hospital System, Clements University Hospital, or the VA North Texas Health Care System). The nature of clinical practice will be determined in conjunction with Fellowship and Division leaders, in alignment with fellows' career goals.

  • Salaries and Benefits

    Salaries and Benefits

    Fellowship YearProgram YearSalary
    Fellowship Year 1 PGY4 $71,552
    Fellowship Year 2 PGY5 $74,256

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General Internal Medicine

UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-8889


Traci Child

GME Program Coordinator III

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