Student Affairs - Career Development - Internal Medicine
Sub-specialties include adolescent medicine, advanced heart failure and transplant cardiology, allergy and immunology, cardiovascular disease, clinical cardiac electrophysiology, critical care medicine, endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism, gastroenterology, geriatric medicine, hematology, hospice and palliative medicine, hospital medicine, infectious disease, interventional cardiology, nephrology, oncology, pulmonary disease, rheumatology, sleep medicine, sports medicine, and transplant hepatology.
- Communication, communication, communication!
- Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
- Critical thinking and problem solving
Additionally, students may want to pursue research opportunities through the DeBakey Scholars Program. This program offers medical students the opportunity to pursue and complete a longitudinal, structured, closely supervised research experience culminating in a capstone presentation prior to graduation. For more information, contact Dr. Kenneth Mitchell.
The C. Thorpe Ray Society is dedicated to promoting the ideals and interests of the field of Internal Medicine through both social and academic functions. Participation in this organization provides students with additional opportunities to pursue an interest and increase knowledge in the field of Internal Medicine. Group functions also provide students with the opportunity to interact with the Internal Medicine faculty on an informal basis. The Society’s monthly academic meetings cover a broad range of topics that allow for learning and discussion of issues important to Internal Medicine. Through participation, students become more prepared for their clinical experiences in the field of Internal Medicine. The old tradition of the rorning report has taken on new form as part of the Society’s yearlong series of luncheons, round-table discussions, and increasingly, interactive problem solving sessions. Social events hosted by the C. Thorpe Ray Society include the Annual Wine & Cheese party and a Residency Match Panel. The Society also has the honor of presenting the Medicine Clerkship Award to the most outstanding student of each third year Medicine rotation.
President: Amaraoma Ugoji
Vice President: Anna Hodges
Treasurer: Brennan Gagen
Secretary: Katie Jolin
IM Subspecialties Club. The IM Subspecialties Club is for students who want to learn more about subspecialties in internal medicine.
President: Matthew Moore
Vice President: Maya Mahendran
Secretary: Chris Kontoghiorghes
Treasurer: Torrence Tran
Dr. Chayan Chakraborti ---specialty advisor
There are no IM elective opportunities available for T3's, while they complete the core internal medicine clerkship. Within the clerkship, students will do two weeks of a subspecialty and will get to choose between cardiology, renal, gastroenterology, infectious disease, and hematology-oncology. As a T4 who is interested in applying to IM residency, an acting internship (AI) rotation in IM is strongly encouraged. Aside from this rotation, there are over 50 elective choices for internal medicine; choose any that appeal to you. Aside from the AI, elective choice will not affect residency application.
There are no special considerations when applying to this residency.
Applying to Internal Medicine is generally not competitive, provided you apply to a range of programs.
Try to develop a working relationship with one or more IM faculty who can give you feedback on various parts of your ERAS application, including your personal statement and places to apply.