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Education & Training

Faculty members oversee a variety of robust research, residency, and fellowship programs that work to educate and train physicians and scientists who in turn will further advance the cause of medicine in clinics, laboratories, and classrooms.

The Department of Internal Medicine has always sought to be academic in the fullest sense of the word, without neglecting its commitment to education, clinical care, or scientific investigation.

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Residency Training

Our Internal Medicine Residency Training Program is among the best in the nation. It combines superb physical facilities, an internationally renowned faculty committed to teaching, and a large and diverse patient population. The resulting training opportunity for Internal Medicine residents is outstanding in every respect.

The combined Internal Medicine-Geriatrics (Med-Geri) Residency Program extends the Internal Medicine residency into a Geriatric Medicine fellowship  the only such program in Texas  for physicians who know early in their training that they want to become geriatricians.

The combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics (Med-Peds) Residency Program builds on the foundation of two exceptional, well-established categorical training programs in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and the members of this program are blazing an exciting new trail with us at UT Southwestern.

The combined Internal Medicine-Psychiatry Residency Training Program provides opportunities to advance integrated health care that will have profound public health implications, and physicians who are board certified in both medicine and psychiatry are uniquely positioned to lead these changes.

Physician Scientist Training

The Internal Medicine Physician Scientist Training Program allows residents to fast track to post-residency training at UT Southwestern. The goal of the program is to support physician scientists in their pursuit of a career in academic medicine. The six- to seven-year program allows for Internal Medicine Board Certification in the program's fourth year and Subspecialty Board Certification during the program's sixth or seventh year.

The Training Resident Doctors as Innovators in Science (TARDIS) program is another opportunity that offers residents in Internal Medicine and other programs, an avenue to pursue research interests during residency training. The program supports research mentorship reinforcing the commitment to a career in science. The two-year Resident Research-Intensive Training program encourages trainees to discover their research interests through a tiered mentorship.

Funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) R38 grant mechanism, the University of Texas - Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (UT-StARR) program is designed to recruit and train a diverse group of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residents who will become the next generation of physician-investigators conducting laboratory-based, translational, clinical, or population health research to detect, treat, and prognosticate diseases affecting the heart, lungs, and blood of diverse populations throughout the lifespan.

Fellowship Training

Fellowship training in Internal Medicine is designed specifically for those contemplating an academic career that combines clinical practice with research and teaching.

The UT Southwestern clinical training environment takes full advantage of local facilities so that we can provide exposure to a spectrum of patient care. Fellows and faculty participate in teaching and patient care at UT Southwestern-affiliated hospitals, including Parkland Memorial Hospital, William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, and the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center

The research training environment is especially rich and dynamic. UT Southwestern is one of the great medical research institutions in the world, so fellows pursue their research interests under the tutelage of a distinguished faculty.