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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Recent news:

  • UTHSCSA-IM Residency has a rolling pass rate of 96% on ABIM exam. Congratulations to you all!
  • UTHSCSA received a $26 million Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health/National Center for Research Resources.
  • Faculty teaches lumbar puncture at national ACP meeting for sixth straight year.
  • The CTRC (Cancer Therapy and Research Center) is one of three NCI-designated Cancer Centers in Texas.
  • TARGET 2012 is our $900 million Capital Improvement Program dedicated to create a new University Hospital tower and downtown clinical facilities.
  • Internal Medicine Residency Program is accredited for its 2nd consecutive 5-year cycle by the ACGME.
  • Residents from all PGY levels were successful in presenting posters or oral presentations at numerous meetings – American College of Physicians National Meeting, American College of Gastroenterology National Meeting, Society of Hospital Medicine National Meeting, Society of General Internal Medicine National Meeting, American College of Chest Physicians National Meeting, and several state and regional meetings!
  • University Hospital opens Sky Tower on April 2014 – this is a new state of the art tower for patient care where our medicine residents rotate routinely.
  • UTHSCSA-IM Residency has successfully transitioned into a “4+1” system with 96% of residents indicating that they preferred this new block system when compared to the traditional schedule.
  • UTHSCSA-IM Residency received a grant from WellMed that will support the development of Global Health Opportunities while offering rotations at private practice settings at WellMed clinics.

Top 10 Features

  1. Dedicated intern learning group where interns work with a faculty mentor to master basic interpretive skills and case based learning.
  2. Since we have a 'county' hospital and a VA, we have a wide range of patients with diverse and interesting pathology.
  3. Highly successful leadership retreat at the end of internship.
  4. The program has a reputation for being friendly and supportive. All faculty are very approachable.
  5. 24-hour computer access at all clinical & hospital sites. Off-site access to all electronic medical records and full remote access to all electronic journals. 
  6. New electives increase training opportunities to fulfill individual resident educational needs.
  7. Training occurs at two hospital settings-increasing patient diversity but not over-burdening housestaff with multiple systems to learn.
  8. There is a broad range of fellowships available at UTHSCSA, and our residents have a good track record of success in fellowship application. Great mentorship available for each subspecialty.
  9. The new ‘4+1’ schedule which separates inpatient from outpatient responsibilities has been very successful; residents feel better able to focus on their electives, clinics, and inpatient services. This schedule allows for a weekend off every 5th week.
  10. The schedule includes a half day where residents have built in time for ‘transitions of care’. This allows the residents to familiarize themselves with the patients they will be caring for on their next rotation.