At UTMB, we have a large number of residents who conduct research projects within the timeframe of a standard 3 year residency. The ABIM has established a mechanism for outstanding residents to shorten this clinical training and integrate into residency and/or fellowship a prolonged period of mentored research. We work closely with our specialty departments to facilitate this research training for residents who have outstanding skills and are committed to academic medicine.
Residents who have outstanding performance and a commitment to research, teaching and/or education administration may be qualified to integrate special training options into their standard 3-year residency. This track is built around the Clinical Research Tools and Techniques Seminar which occurs Mondays from 5-7pm. The full course of 40 sessions can be completed over a 3-year period. This track is also useful for those residents who plan to apply to competitive fellowship programs.