Our program offers several specialized tracks to allow our residents to focus on particular interests during their residency. Two of them – The Advanced Inpatient Medicine Skills and Advanced HIV Medicine Skills – are offered as NRMP Match options.
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.
Primary Care Track
In their final year of training, our residents have the option of choosing the Primary Care Track. This is an opportunity for all those interested in primary care or outpatient-based specialties. 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.