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)
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.
Clinical Safety and Effectiveness (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.
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).
- Interested applicants should firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Coordinator, General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program