Fellowship Education

The goal of the General Internal Medicine Fellowship is to prepare general internists, hospitalists, and geriatricians for successful careers as clinician-investigators, clinician-educators, or experts in quality and safety.

This two-year program includes formal coursework and mentored experience in research, medical education, quality improvement and patient safety, and academic career skills. Training takes place in university, public hospital, and VA health systems.

Areas of Concentration

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

Research (Master’s program) 
Education (Master’s program) 
Clinical Safety and Effectiveness (Certificate program) 


About 30 percent of the fellows' time will be spent on a combination of outpatient general medicine/primary care practice, precepting internal medicine residents in their primary care clinic, and attending on the Parkland Memorial Hospital/Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center teaching wards.

The GIM Fellowship curriculum includes:

  • Participating in biweekly work-in-progress research meetings.
  • Attending Division Grand Rounds, Department Grand Rounds, and monthly works-in-progress conference of the Outcomes and Health Services Research team.
  • Attending selected seminars on academic and educator skills (including the Effective Teachers Series lectures) chosen with their mentor to meet career goals.
  • Completing courses and other requirements for the master’s degree in their chosen area. This includes designing, executing, and writing for publication a mentored scholarly project.
  • Designing, implementing, and evaluating a quality improvement project (if participating in the Clinical Safety and Effectiveness Certificate).

To Apply

  • Interested applicants should traci.child@utouthwestern.edu CV, letter of interest, and two letters of recommendation to Traci Child.
  • Formal written offers of a training position are extended on a rolling basis beginning in November for the July start date. 

Contact Us

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Michael Bowen, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Clinical Sciences, Pediatrics
Program Director, GIM Fellowship

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Rachel Bonnema, M.D.
Associate Professor and Interim Chief of General Internal Medicine

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Traci Child
Coordinator, General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program
Phone: 214-648-9012