Internal Medicine

John Sealy

Education Internal Medicine

The Internal Medicine Clerkship is a three month rotation in the third-year of medical school. The clerkship accommodates approximately 60 students per cohort. Currently 3 students per cohort are sent to Tyler, while another 6 students are sent to Houston both with a similar clerkship design as described. Each student will spend one month on an inpatient service, one month in an ambulatory setting, and one month on a consult service or inpatient subspecialty service. Students may select their subspecialty service. Students work with interns, residents, and faculty each day.


Maria Belalcazar, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch

Karen Szauter, MD FACP
Assistant Dean, Educational Affairs
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
Distinguished Teaching Professor
University of Texas Medical Branch

Contact Information:
Christina Johnson
IM Clerkship Coordinator
Phone: (409)772-3108

Information regarding IM Chairman’s Letters: Please email to Christina Johnson ( ) your CV, personal statement and ERAS LoR coversheet. Be sure the coversheet list as author Dr. Rex McCallum, Professor and Chair ad interim, Department of Internal Medicine. Your personal statement can be a rough draft.

The Internal Medicine Residency Program at UTMB is one of the most unique and diverse programs in the country. Our housestaff train at a top-notch academic center, in the midst of clinical, educational and research activity that are current with the latest trends in medicine and technology. UTMB offers sound and flexible clinical training for physicians planning any desired pathway - whether it is an academically-oriented career, a medical subspecialty fellowship, a hospitalist career, or general primary care.

Department of Internal Medicine Fellowship Programs

Fellowship Programs