Education & Training
Faculty members oversee a wide variety of robust research, residency programs 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.
Internal Medicine has always sought to be academic in the fullest sense of the word, with no neglect of teaching, clinical care, or scientific investigation.
Residency Training Programs: Outstanding in Every Respect
The Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center 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.
Through an exciting interdepartmental collaboration, we are proud to have developed a combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics (Med/Peds) Residency Program. We are fortunate to build 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 Internal Medicine Residency Program and the General Psychiatry Residency Program have come together to create a new residency experience that brings together the immense reputation and strengths of both training programs. The combined Internal Medicine/Psychiatry Residency Training Program hopes to provide opportunities to advance integrated health care that will have profound public health implications, that 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 the physician scientist in their pursuit of a career in academic medicine. The six to seven year program allows for Internal Medicine Board Certification in the PGY4 year and Subspecialty Board Certification during the PGY-6 or PGY-7 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 that will become the next generation of M.D.-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.
Fellowships: A Broad Spectrum of Patient Care and Research
Internal Medicine fellowship training at UT Southwestern 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 are able to provide exposure to a broad 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, Zale Lipshy 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, and fellows pursue their research interests under the tutelage of a distinguished faculty.