About the IM Residency Program
The Internal Medicine Residency Training Program at UT Southwestern Medical Center is among the best in the nation. The Residency Program combines superb clinical and research facilities, an internationally known and respected faculty that is committed to teaching, and a large and heterogeneous patient population, providing an experience for Internal Medicine residents that is outstanding in every respect.
The Internal Medicine Residency Program provides a stimulating and challenging internship during which the fundamental skills of an internist are acquired. While working as part of a team, the intern is the physician directly responsible for the care of patients on the wards and in the ICU.
Interns help to formulate the patient’s plan of care, write the orders, and perform the majority of invasive procedures under supervision. Interns in the UT Southwestern Internal Medicine Training Program rapidly become adept at a wide variety of procedures, including central line placement, and lumbar puncture, among many others. By the end of the first year, house officers are both confident and competent to lead a team and to care for even the most critically ill patients.
The resultant sense of patient ownership, when coupled with the complexity and diversity of our patients and excellent mentorship by our faculty, guarantees that every graduate of the program will be proficient in the skills required to be an exceptional academician, specialist, or primary care provider.
The three years of residency provide time for consolidation and reinforcement of the skills acquired during internship as well as extensive exposure to selected subspecialties and time to pursue extracurricular activities. The residency experience itself can be loosely grouped into five categories: wards, ICUs, clinics, consults, and electives.