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Education Tracks in Internal Medicine Residency Program

Training Resident Doctors as Innovators in Science (TARDIS)

The TARDIS program is a resident-focused initiative characterized by research training experience and tiered mentorship. The mission of TARDIS is to create and nurture a culture of enthusiasm for research during residency at UT Southwestern. This program lays the foundation for residents pursuing a career in basic science research. Open to Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, and Surgery residents, the research training experience encompasses a two-year laboratory-based research program, work-in-progress seminars, rigorous journal clubs led by faculty investigators and fellows, as well as career planning. Trainees are encouraged to discover their research interests in their current department or explore training in other participating departments.

University of Texas - Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (UT-StARR)

UT-StARR program is a mentored residency research training program funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) R38 grant mechanism. This program provides protected research time, funding, mentorship, and other essential resources to cultivate their interest in laboratory-based, translational, clinical, or population health research.

Medical Education Track

The Medical Education track is led by Rachel Bonnema M.D., M.S. It was created in conjunction with a dedicated group of residents interested in honing their skills as clinician educators. Residents on this track attend monthly meetings where they learn a core medical education curriculum and are given access to teaching opportunities within undergraduate and graduate medical education. Participating in this track connects residents with outstanding faculty in any field or area of interest. Direct mentorship via one-on-one, biannual meetings with Dr. Bonnema helps residents reach their own individual goals and complete a medical education capstone project before the end of residency.

Health Systems Track

The Health Systems track is led by Dr. Deborah Freeland, M.D. It was created in conjunction with a dedicated group of residents interested in the system of how healthcare is delivered in the United States and gain knowledge and experience in the parts, interactions, and behavior of the US health system and identify opportunities to change and promote equitable delivery of healthcare. Residents on this track participate in bi-monthly didactics and yearly Health Systems Week, complete a capstone project with tiered mentorship, and have access to experiential opportunities and career development.