Medicine/Pediatrics Combined Wards
A unique aspect of the Med/Peds experience at UTHealth, this rotation provides residents with the chance to admit both adults and children on one rotation. This provides for integration of the knowledge gathered in both categorical fields and gives firsthand experience as a Med/Peds Hospitalist. Residents rotate on this service during their 3rd and 4th year.
Around the nation the scope of medicine-pediatrics physicians is quickly spreading past our borders. A large number of our patients were born or reside outside of the United States. Residents are allowed and encouraged to participate in global initiatives both locally and abroad. UTHealth has no set partnership or electives with specific overseas sites; however, our residents have customized rotations in places such as Africa, India, and Central America. In addition, our residents have participated in short term trips to Central America with UTHealth Faculty. Residents often partner with Memorial Hermann’s Medical Missions foundation who offers assistance with travel expenses and provide needed supplies, equipment and drugs. The University of Texas Medical School at Houston is currently collaborating with The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston to develop a global health tract open to all medical students, with plans to open to residents.
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston offers combined Fellowships in Nephrology and Endocrinology; however, the Texas Medical Center offers combined fellowships in most subspecialties.
The UTHealth Med/Peds program director and faculty select two fourth-year residents to serve as Chief Residents. These are individuals who have not only excelled clinically but who also displays strong leadership, communication, humanistic and interpersonal skills. The chiefs coordinate Med/Peds board review sessions, the intern switch party, and other social gatherings, and serve as liasions between both departments.
National Med-Peds Residents Association
Past residents have held leadership positions at the national level through the NMPRA. Residents are encouraged to submit abstracts and participate at both local and national meetings.
Internal Medicine Education Councils
Residents have the opportunity to participate on the curriculum committee; they work with other categorical residents, faculty, and program directors to insure quality education both on the wards and in didactic sessions.
House Staff Association
Med-Peds residents historically have strong participation in the University of Texas House Staff Association, including several elected positions on the Executive Council. These residents work closely with hospital administrators, the GME office, and the UT Foundation to assure that resident training remains the forefront of priorities in our complex and expanding medical community.