Education

Our Division is highly integrated into the educational activities of the Department of Medicine and the Long School of Medicine. In addition to teaching medical students and residents in the inpatient medicine and outpatient primary care settings, we are active participants and leaders in undergraduate and graduate medical education. In graduate medical education, our faculty leads the Internal Medicine residency (as program director, associate program directors, site directors, and core faculty), oversee the primary care track, and direct electives in hospital medicine, medical education, medical informatics, and bedside ultrasound. In undergraduate medical education, our faculty serves as Directors of the Clinical Skills Center, Clinical Skills Course, Clerkship and Sub-internship, and the VERITAS Medical Student Mentoring program; one of our faculty also holds the position of Associate Dean of Student Affairs.

Clinical

Our clinical activities have greatly increased in the last several years. We currently attend on the inpatient medical services, as well as medicine consult and co-management services, at University Hospital and the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital. Additionally, we provide outpatient care at three locations: the University Health System General Medicine Clinic, the VA Internal Medicine Clinic, and the UT Health Primary Care Center. We meet regularly as a group with clinic and hospital administration and staff to continuously improve our interprofessional service.

Research, quality improvement, and scholarship

Our scholarship efforts cover a range of topics reflective of the interests of our group and those of General Internal Medicine. Our health services research and quality improvement initiatives focus on areas that improve the quality and efficiency of care delivered to hospitalized patients, with projects on interprofessional, patient-partnered care, care transitions, and electronic health record utilization. We have particular expertise in implementation science and the application of complexity science to improving healthcare system function. Our faculty has received research funding from federal, foundation, and state agencies in support of this work. Additionally, we have many educational scholarly initiatives, with projects in triage education, remediation in medical education, and standardized testing outcomes. We collaborate with researchers across our campus and with partners at our affiliated institutions. Many of our faculty have roles dedicated to clinical service improvement, including optimizing IT support and ED-inpatient patient flow.

Faculty development

We take particular pride in our faculty development. Our efforts are grounded in the needs of our group across the career continuum, taking into account their diverse career paths and goals. Our mentorship efforts include one-on-one mentoring, collaborative peer mentoring, and peer observation. We have a robust journal club and faculty development sessions related to educational methods that provide both CME and MOC points. Finally, in addition to weekly research meetings, we have “works in progress” meetings to discuss faculty projects, as well as health services and medical education research meetings. Our faculty development activities have been presented at national meetings and appeared in the ACP Hospitalist and Medscape.

I hope that you enjoy learning more about us, and I welcome your comments and questions.

Warmest regards,

Luci K. Leykum, M.D., M.B.A., MSC, FACP, SFHM

Division Chief, General & Hospital Medicine

Contact Us

Division of General & Hospital Medicine
Department of Medicine
UT Health San Antonio
7703 Floyd Curl Drive MC7982
San Antonio, TX. 78229