Specialty Programs

Simulation Training

Residents during a simulation 
session with Won Lee, M.D.

UT Southwestern residents become proficient in a terrific number of procedures, and the first step in that process is training in our innovative simulation lab.

Under the guidance of Won Lee, M.D., as well as other pulmonary/critical care and cardiology attendings and fellows, interns and residents are provided with high-tech simulation training with models and simulated environments to prepare for the various procedures of internal medicine and for ACLS mega-code situations in a controlled setting prior to taking their skills to the bedside.

Global Health Elective

The Global Health Elective Program is a new opportunity for Internal Medicine Residents at UTSW. Participation in this program is currently restricted to residents at PGY-3 level. Applications are due by April of the PGY-2 year.

Residents selected for the Global Health Elective Program will be required to participate in the monthly Global Health Grand Rounds. Residents will be expected to enroll in and complete a monthly course in global health learning.

Our current Global Health Offering is a four-week international rotation at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru.

Quality Improvement Rotation

The Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (QI/PS) Rotation is an opportunity for second and third year residents at UTSW to participate in projects looking to improve the delivery, efficiency, and quality of care for patients at the VA Medical Center, Parkland Memorial Hospital, and UT Southwestern University Hospitals.

This is a dedicated month led by the Chief Resident in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety as residents learn from the IHI Open School with didactics in Plan-Do-Act Cycles and mapping strategies.

Residents receive hands-on training and attend multidisciplinary patient safety and adverse event meetings. They also participate in research projects that aim to improve patient care while learning important tools and methods such as root-cause analysis and pertinent medical literature. We are equipping the physician of tomorrow to lead change in health care delivery.

Innovative Curriculum

We have created a self-guided online curriculum for our residents with the assistance of our faculty. When you rotate through consult services, you can enhance your knowledge with interactive online teaching modules to create a more well-rounded learning experience.

We have also purchased subscriptions to online modules with the Johns Hopkins Ambulatory Curriculum as well as the ACP Medicine Weekly Curriculum for additional learning opportunities.

For second and third year residents, we subsidize the costs of purchasing MKSAP and New England Journal of Medicine’s Question Bank in preparation for boards.

Miss a noon conference? Want to brush up on a lecture that you saw earlier in the year? We record and archive all of our house staff lectures on our website and pair the rotating medicine lecture curriculum with faculty-suggested reading.