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Internal Medicine Residency

Every day, our residents are exposed to a wide array of cases ranging from the "bread and butter" of internal medicine to many unusual and interesting disorders, which stimulate intellectual exploration, discussion and research.

Our training program is committed to promoting academic excellence and providing first-rate patient care while maintaining a strong sense of community and teamwork. We are proud to foster a nurturing environment to allow our residents to excel while maintaining a strong focus on wellness during training.

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).

Each year, we accept thirteen categorical internal medicine residents, five radiology preliminary positions and three other preliminary positions. To cater to the resident’s career interests, we offer our residents a hospitalist and outpatient pathway. We have an opportunity for senior residents to do a rotation in India to enhance their global health perspective.

Baylor University Medical Center also offers ACGME accredited Internal Medicine subspecialty fellowships in:

Curriculum

PGY-1

  • General medicine inpatient (five to seven rotations)
  • Cardiology wards (one to two rotations)
  • Medical Intensive Care Unit (one to two rotations)
  • Subspecialty rotations or electives (two to three rotations)
  • Night float (four to six weeks)
  • VA wards (one rotation)

First-year residents receive three weeks of vacation.

PGY-2

  • General medicine inpatient (three rotations)
  • Subspecialty rotations or electives (five to six rotations)
  • Cardiology wards (one rotations)
  • MICU (one rotation)
  • Outpatient internal medicine (one to two rotations)
  • Night float (2 weeks)
  • Emergency Medicine (one rotation)

Second-year residents receive three weeks of vacation and may attend an approved medical conference supported by a stipend.

PGY-3

  • Supervising general inpatient teams (two to three rotations)
  • Night float (2 weeks)
  • VA wards (one rotation)
  • Subspecialty rotations or electives (six to seven rotations)

Third-year residents have three weeks of vacation and attend an approved medical conference supported by a stipend.

General Medicine

The inpatient general internal medicine service is staffed by five ward teams. Each team includes one supervising resident (PGY-2 or PGY-3), two first-year residents (PGY-1) and two medical students from Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Code calls in the hospital are covered by the ward teams on a rotating basis. The teams admit every fifth day with overnight support provided by a dedicated night float team. The interns typically get at least four weekend days off during a block, while the resident is off during weekdays.

Each PGY-1 resident is responsible for the care of up to 10 patients. PGY-1 residents perform initial evaluations, design treatment plans, write all orders and act as each patient’s principal physician during their hospital stay. PGY-1 residents, under supervision of PGY-2 or PGY-3 residents and an attending physician, perform invasive procedures as needed. A dedicated procedure hospitalist is always available for resident supervision.

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.

Cardiology Wards Rotation

The Cardiology Wards (CW) rotation provides our residents with broad exposure to acute and chronic cardiac diseases and cutting edge interventional procedures. The CW team includes a dedicated cardiology teaching attending, one cardiology fellow, one upper level resident and two PGY-1 residents. Daily conferences cover a range of cardiology topics. CW patients are about 80 – 85% telemetry patients and 10-15% Cardiology ICU patients.

MICU Rotation

Medicine Intensive care Unit (MICU) rotation provides our residents with outstanding critical care training by dedicated intensivists. The team includes one pulmonary and critical care fellow, one upper level resident and two PGY1 interns. The team is responsible for care of up to 16 patients with each PGY1 seeing between 4-6 patients. Multidisciplinary rounds are performed daily on all MICU patients. There is a dedicated MICU conference curriculum.

Emergency Medicine Rotation

During the emergency medicine rotation, PGY-2 residents have an opportunity to work in a level 1 ER. They evaluate, treat and triage patients across a variety of disciplines, including general internal medicine, trauma, and obstetrics/gynecology. Board-certified emergency room physicians supervise and train the residents.

VA Rotation

Rotating at the Dallas Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center allows our residents to experience medical training in a unique health care system caring for our Veterans. Residents are assigned to a 4 week inpatient internal medicine rotation and have an opportunity to rotate for subspecialty electives as well.

Outpatient Clinic

Each categorical resident is assigned to the Baylor outpatient clinic for a half a day each week. 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. Residents are supervised by general internists who are always present in the clinic; however, the residents continue to serve as the primary health care providers for their dedicated group of patients. Patients may be referred to Baylor’s Internal Medicine subspecialty clinics or other specialty clinics such as surgery or gynecology for specific problems. In addition, PGY1 residents spend two weeks in a large primary care internal medicine practice. PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents spend one rotation each working with ambulatory patients at this large internal medicine practice with physicians on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White.

Outpatient Pathway

The outpatient pathway allows a resident interested in primary care to spend half a day a week as an upper level in a large primary care clinic under the guidance of a dedicated experienced clinic mentor. Additionally, core IM subspecialty rotations are modified to be primarily outpatient rather than hospital based.

Hospitalist Pathway

Residents interested in a career in hospital medicine work one-on-one with a senior hospitalist faculty caring for complex medical inpatients, participating in multidisciplinary rounds and learning about hospital administration and operations.

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:

  • Ambulatory Care Conference
  • Attending Rounds
  • CCU EKG/angiography
  • Chart Conference
  • Chief’s Conferences
  • Chief’s conferences
  • ICU Core Curriculum
  • Internal Medicine Grand Rounds
  • Internal Medicine subspecialty conferences
  • Journal Club
  • Morning Report
  • Morbidity and Mortality
  • Noon Conferences
  • Potpourri
  • Radiology Conference
  • 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 December 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.)
  • 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

Mallory Martin
Phone: 214-820-6091
Fax: 214.820.6385
InternalMedicineResidencyBUMC@BSWHealth.org

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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