Education Tracks in Internal Medicine Residency Program

Medical Education Track

The Medical Education track is led by Rachel Bonnema M.D., M.S. It was created in conjunction with a dedicated group of residents interested in developing their skills as clinician educators and in and joining forces to better our institution's education. It includes monthly meetings to cover a core curriculum, and access to opportunities within undergraduate and graduate medical education. We will connect you with outstanding faculty in your field or area of interest and arrange biannual meetings with Dr. Bonnema to help you reach your own individual goals and complete a capstone project before the end of residency.

Quality Improvement Track

The QI track provides expert mentorship and experiential training through resident-led flagship quality-improvement projects and twice-yearly methodology didactic workshops. Its goal is to prepare residents for a career in patient safety and quality improvement. The track is overseen by the chief resident for research/quality improvement and Shannon Scielzo, Ph.D., the associate director of education. It is available to residents from their PGY2 year and beyond.

Training Resident Doctors as Innovators in Science (TARDIS)

The TARDIS program is a residency-focused initiative characterized by a two-year Research Training experience and Tiered Mentorship. The mission of TARDIS is to create and nurture a culture of enthusiasm for residency research at UT Southwestern Medical Center. This program is geared to help lay the foundation for residents who are pursuing a career in basic science research.  Open to Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Surgery residents, the research training experience encompasses a two-year laboratory-based research program, work-in-progress seminars, rigorous journal clubs lead by faculty investigators and fellows, and career planning. Trainees are encouraged to discover their research interests in their current department or explore training in other participating departments.

University of Texas - Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (UT-StARR)

UT-StARR program is a mentored residency research training program funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) R38 grant mechanism. This program provides protected research time, funding, mentorship, and other essential resources to cultivate their interest in laboratory based, translational, clinical, or population health research.