Department Overview

Our Department offers expert clinical care and outstanding training programs. You can learn more about each division by visiting their web pages, listed to the right. Inpatient care and training are provided at our two main teaching hospitals, the University Hospital and the Audie Murphy VA Medical Center.

Outpatient care and training are offered at the new UTMed outpatient facility (MARC), the Cancer Therapy and Research Center (CTRC), the VA Medical Center and at clinics operated by the University Health System. Some divisions also sponsor joint training programs with our colleagues at the San Antonio Military Medical Center, the busiest medical facility in the Department of Defense. The Internal Medicine residency program includes almost 100 residents and boasts a first-time ABIM pass rate of over 95%.

Cutting-edge research is conducted by our faculty, trainees and staff. Although our research involves all disciplines, there is particular strength in diabetes, kidney disease, cancer, aging, infectious disease and health services research. UT Health SA is the proud home of an NIH-CTSA, Claude Pepper Center Older Americans Independence Center, Nathan Shock Center and a VA Geriatrics Education Research and Clinical Center and Department of Medicine faculty have leadership roles in each. The Department is embarking on a major expansion of its research programs with increased infrastructure, laboratory renovations and targeted recruitments.

We partner with several institutions in San Antonio and South Texas, including University Health System and the South Texas Veterans’ Health Care System, our primary teaching hospitals, and the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health Care System.