Department of Medicine: Residency Program

Welcome to the Internal Medicine Residency program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. As an institution we take great pride in our teaching program and we are firmly committed to the highest standards for education and clinical care in order to help our housestaff achieve their goals. If you are considering a visit to our program we hope you will browse this website to learn more and encourage you to contact us if you have any questions.

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Program Highlights

  • Wide range of patients with diverse and interesting pathology, seen between our two large hospitals – University Hospital (public hospital) and Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital
  • Rolling ABIM board pass rate of 95%.
  • A broad range of fellowships with a great track record of success in acquiring fellowships. A faculty mentorship program to help provide guidance and support your career goals.
  • Research fair to match residents with research mentors.
  • Robust scholarly activities including oral and poster presentations at numerous state and national meetings, authoring book chapters and publications in peer-reviewed journals. Financial support for travel for presentations.
  • Off-site access to electronic journals and electronic medical records.
  • The popular ‘4+1’ schedule which helps residents focus on their inpatient 4-week blocks and spend time with their patients in ambulatory +1 week. Additionally, this allows for a weekend off every 5th week.
  • Internal Medicine UTHSCSA offers two special tracks in the match:
    • Advanced Inpatient medicine Skills (AIMS) – Designed to provide residents with skills relevant to the care of inpatient now and in the future. Applicants accepted into this track will have the opportunity to obtain certification in inpatient ultrasound through a combination of formal coursework, development of an ultrasound portfolio, and successful completion of an ultrasound examination. Residents will also participate in a program to enhance their skills in the design and execution of a Quality Improvement Program. Opportunities for electives in Teaching Skills, Hospital Medicine, Advanced Airway Management, and Consult Medicine will further enhance preparedness for careers in Hospital Medicine, Academics, and other inpatient-oriented specialties.
    • Advanced HIV Medicine Skills (AHMS): This track is designed to provide residents with skills in the management of HIV+ patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. Applicants selected for this track will be assigned longitudinal continuity training in a clinic that serves HIV+ patients. Residents will also rotate on an HIV inpatient service and will have the opportunity to participate in a global health rotation with a focus on HIV. Residents will be assigned mentors who participate in HIV related research and care for HIV+ patients. Participants will have the opportunity to become certified as an HIV specialist by the American Academy of HIV Medicine through a combination of didactic sessions, clinical experiences, and successful completion of a certification examination.
  • Residents have the option of choosing the Ambulatory Track in their final year of training. This is an opportunity for all those interested in primary care or outpatient-based subspecialties. Residents spend time in continuity clinics, Texas Diabetes Institute and Primary Care Mental Health clinics. Residents also learn focused Musculoskeletal Medicine and Dermatology for the primary care physician.Protected weekly intern didactics where interns work with faculty mentor to master basic interpretive skills, case-based learning and undergo boot camps to prepare them for high-intensity rotations.
  • Variety of innovative and interactive noon conferences including noon report, board review, M&Ms, journal club and ethics conferences. Dedicated procedure and patient safety service where interns perfect procedural skills and engage in root-cause-analyses, longitudinal quality improvement projects, mock codes, etc.
  • Unique elective opportunities including POCUS (point-of-care ultrasound), Teaching elective, Medical Spanish elective & Global Health opportunities (Botswana, Chinle, etc.)
  • A supportive and collegial environment for training with friendly attendings and program leadership, as well as residents who like to work hard and play hard!