Internal Medicine Residency

Every day, our residents are exposed to both the "bread and butter" of internal medicine and many unusual and interesting disorders, which stimulate intellectual exploration, discussion and research.

The Internal Medicine Residency at Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Our three-year residency program is one of only a handful of exclusive internal medicine residencies in the country to maintain a 100 percent five-year rolling average American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) certification pass rate. Substantial research indicates that board-certified physicians often provide better care.

Each year, we accept 12 categorical internal medicine residents and three preliminary positions.

Baylor Dallas also offers ACGME Internal Medicine subspecialty fellowships in:



  • General medicine inpatient (seven months)
  • CCU/MICU (two months)
  • Subspecialty rotations or electives (two months)

First-year residents receive three weeks of vacation.


  • General medicine inpatient (four months)
  • Subspecialty rotations or electives (six to seven months)
  • Outpatient internal medicine (four months)
  • CCU (one month)
  • Emergency room (one month)

Second-year residents receive three weeks of vacation and may attend an approved medical conference supported by a stipend. Residents are expected to attend the same series of conferences as the first-year residents and to supervise residents attend morning report.


  • Supervising general inpatient teams (three months)
  • Day/night float (two months)
  • Emergency room (one month)

Third-year residents have three weeks of vacation and attend an approved medical conference supported by a stipend. Residents are expected to attend the same series of conferences as the first-year residents and to supervise residents attend morning report.

The Dragon Dictation System is available for all residents in the internal medicine residency lounge.

General Medicine

The inpatient general internal medicine service is staffed by five teams. Each team includes one supervising resident (PGY-2 or PGY-3), two first-year residents (PGY-1) and one or two junior medical students from Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Teams take call every fifth day. Private call rooms are provided for each on-call resident and student. Each member of the team receives at least one 24-hour period off every seven days.

The internal medicine team responds to all cardiac arrest codes and assumes primary responsibility during resuscitation attempts. A code call team is assigned to respond from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The daily on-call team assumes responsibility after 5 p.m. on weekdays and weekends.

Each PGY-1 resident is responsible for the care of five to 10 patients. PGY-1 residents perform initial evaluations, design treatment plans, write all orders and act as each patient’s principal physician during the hospital stay. PGY-1 residents, under supervision of PGY-2 or PGY-3 residents and an attending physician, perform invasive procedures including:

  • Lumbar punctures
  • Thoracenteses
  • Paracenteses
  • Central line placements
  • Arterial cannulations
  • Bone marrow aspirations
  • Biopsies
  • Joint aspirations
  • Injections

A teaching attending physician is assigned to each general medicine inpatient service and rounds with the team. New admissions are presented, differential diagnoses and treatment discussed and pertinent physical findings demonstrated. The teaching attending also functions as the medical attending physician for patients admitted from the outpatient clinical service. In addition, residents confer with the attending physicians of private patients on a daily basis.

CCU and MICU Rotations

Each PGY-1 medicine resident has a one-month coronary care unit (CCU) rotation and a one-month medical intensive care unit (MICU) rotation. The CCU team includes four PGY-1 residents and one PGY-2 resident. The CCU rotation provides our residents with broad exposure to acute and chronic cardiac diseases. A cardiologist is assigned to the CCU rounds each day with the residents. Daily conferences cover the range of cardiology topics. When patients transfer from the CCU to a step-down facility or private room, the CCU interns continue to provide follow-up care to these patients. Day call during the CCU rotation is taken every fourth night and there is one week of night float each month.

The residents on call leave the hospital between noon and 1 p.m. the day following call. All residents receive at least one 24-hour period of time off each seven days

Emergency Rotation

During the one-month emergency room rotation, PGY-2 residents care for a wide variety of emergency cases. Residents evaluate, treat and triage patients across a variety of disciplines, including general internal medicine, trauma, pediatric and obstetrics/gynecology. Board-certified emergency room physicians supervise and train the residents.

Outpatient Rotation

Each resident is assigned to a Baylor outpatient clinic for a half day each week. Residents are the primary health care providers for this group of patients. Residents are supervised by general internists who are always present in the clinic and consult with subspecialists who are always available on an as-needed basis. Patients may be referred to Baylor’s specialty clinics such as surgery or gynecology for specific problems. Categorical residents follow the same group of patients through three years of training to establish continuity of care and observe the evolution of patients and disease processes over time.

PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents spend one month working with ambulatory patients at a large internal medicine practice with physicians on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White.

In addition, most subspecialties offer outpatient rotation options, including:

  • Cardiology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Endocrinology
  • Rheumatology
  • Dermatology

Didactic sessions are a regularly scheduled component of our program. Daily conferences integrate the theoretical, scientific and practical aspects of internal medicine. Discussions emphasize diagnosis and therapy, as well as the financial, social and ethical implications of medical decisions. Lunch is provided.

Conferences include:

  • Attending rounds
  • Ambulatory care conference
  • Internal medicine grand rounds
  • Internal medicine subspecialty conferences
  • Chief’s conferences
  • Noon conferences
  • Journal club
  • Potpourri
  • Chart conference
  • Radiology conference
  • Morning report
  • Morbidity and mortality
  • CCU EKG/angiography
  • Train at one of U.S. News & World Report's "Best Hospitals"

    Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is a 115-acre campus with 915 beds, a Level I trauma center and nationally ranked specialty services.

How to Apply

We use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to electronically accept residency applications, letters of recommendations, dean’s letters, transcripts and other credentials directly from your medical school.

Deadline for applications is November 15.

Application Requirements

In addition to the application, please submit:

  • Medical school transcript
  • USMLE scores (Step 1 results are mandatory; Step 2 results are desirable. Interviews and rankings may take place without a Step 2 score if that result is not available before the ranking deadline.)
  • Minimum of three letters of recommendation (if possible, one from the chief of internal medicine)
  • Letter from the medical school dean
  • Photograph

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.

Contact Us

Suzanne Watts
Phone: 214-820-6091
Fax: 214.820.6385

Internal Medicine Residency
Baylor University Medical Center
Hoblitzelle Hospital, Suite H-102
3500 Gaston Ave
Dallas, TX 75246

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our residents a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

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