Undergraduate Medical Education
Faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine teach medical students in their pre-clinical courses including Clinical Skills Training and Synthesis course. We actively teach medical students in fourth-year electives including the Clinical Pharmacology Elective and MS-IV Boot Camp. Medical students have the opportunity to rotate in the General Medicine Clinic on an individual basis.
Graduate Medical Education
Faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine are the principal outpatient educators for residents who have their continuity clinic at the downtown Robert B. Green campus. Preceptors instruct residents on management of acute, chronic, and preventive care of ambulatory patients through bedside teaching. Specific faculty also lead focused clinical teaching in geriatric assessment, musculoskeletal exams and joint injections, and women’s health. Faculty in the Division of General Internal Medicine also supervise residents who have their continuity clinic at the Audie L. Murphy Veterans Affairs IMC (Internal Medicine Clinic). This clinic provides longitudinal and acute care to a unique patient population that includes veterans of all ages. Faculty also precept the IMC Preoperative Clinic, where residents learn to risk stratify and medically optimize patients prior to surgery. Faculty at both sites lead pre-clinic conferences focused on outpatient topics.
The Ambulatory Track started in 2017-2018 and is led by clinician-educators in the Division. It offers enhanced experiences in ambulatory care, including dermatology, diabetes, women’s health, and musculoskeletal conditions, to prepare residents for a career in ambulatory general medicine. Graduates from the Track have gone on to careers in general medicine primary care and fellowships in endocrinology, rheumatology, and geriatrics.
Ambulatory Track Residents Present at National and Regional Conferences 2021
Other teaching venues
Our faculty supervise residents in their longitudinal quality improvement (QI) projects. Past projects have focused on improving continuity between residents and their patients in the General Medicine Clinic, improving resident knowledge and skills in musculoskeletal physical exams, and increasing screening rates for HIV. We also teach in the Systems of Care series where we instruct residents on population health and panel management, documentation and billing, and common forms and paperwork in primary care.
Our faculty regularly mentor medical students and residents throughout their training. It is our privilege and joy to train and guide physicians in training.
Leadership in Education
Our faculty members serve in several leadership roles in medical education at UT Health San Antonio.
Dr. Patricia Wathen
Vice Chair of Education, Assistant Dean for Education and Innovation in the Long School of Medicine Office for Graduate Medical Education