Our ProgramResidency Program

Lindsay K. Sonstein, MD

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 is 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.

We are home to the Aerospace Medicine combined specialty training program in partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) – the only such program in the United States.

Our housestaff have the best of both worlds - the opportunity to train at a prominent academic institution as well as the chance to enjoy 32 miles of relaxing beaches, superb restaurants, top resort hotels, marvelous downtown shopping, incredible art galleries, and fabulous entertainment and activities in the city of Galveston. Ultimately, it is UTMB's diverse patient population, engaging faculty, unique combined programs, and a family-friendly atmosphere that make this program an ideal location to train. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

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What's Happening Now?

Residency program initiatives

  • 100% fellowship match rate for the past 3 years.
  • 93% board passage rate over the past 3 years (higher than national average).
  • Each year, residents have the privilege of presenting posters and oral presentations at a wide variety of international, national, and regional meetings - from Hawaii to Germany. Also, residents have been a part of publishing manuscripts in  high impact journals across various subspecialties within Internal Medicine. Would you like to know more?
  • In coordination with our LSTAR Simulation Lab, all interns are now trained in our ultrasound procedure simulation lab, thereby improving competency in central line placement, lumbar puncture, paracentesis, and diagnostic ultrasound. Since the launch of our bedside ultrasound initiative in 2013, all residents are trained in bedside ultrasound techniques. Would you like to know more?
  • iPad Initiative to provide all housestaff with new iPad minis to guarantee all key information at their fingertips including access to relevant medical literature.
  • Opportunities for global health with residents traveling to Peru and Kenya to further their medical training outside of their UTMB comfort zone. Would you like to know more?
  • Internal Medicine Re-Design occurred in 2014 with a firm system incorporating residents into teams (Daniels, Powell, Remmers) to ensure continuity of care between the outpatient and inpatient setting. Would you like to know more?
  • Newly-renovated, state-of-the-art primary care clinics in Victory Lakes and Galveston locations. Along with 30 minute high-yield clinic conferences based upon Yale Curriculum.

UTMB initiatives

  • In 2017 UTMB began a journey to improve our quality, accountability and safety rating in order to provide the best care possible for our patient and become a top hospital nationally as ranked on the annual Vizient Quality and accountability journey.  After a lot of hard work we achieved this significant milestone and are currently ranked Number 4 overall, achieving a 5 star rating. UTMB also received the Vizient Bernard A. Birnbaum, MD Quality leadership award in 2017 and 2018 for this work. 
  • New 500 million dollar hospital construction completed with the creation of Jennie Sealy Hospital including 310 patient rooms, 60 ICU rooms, and 16 physician work rooms. This will allow UTMB to continue to be a leader in Texas medical care along the Gulf Coast.  Indigent care, private insurance patients, prison health, telemedicine, level 1 trauma emergency care are all available at UTMB's main campus in Galveston. Would you like to know more?
  • UTMB provides the perfect opportunity for "one stop, one shop, training paradise." This is evident in clinical opportunities available at the new Jennie Sealy Hospital, Texas Department of Criminal Justice Hospital, and the Primary Care Pavilion.
  • On September 17, 2018 UTMB Health and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center officially began a first-of-its-kind collaboration between two University of Texas institutions.  This collaboration will take advantage of the strengths of each institution to provide oncology care in our area.  Would you like to know more?
  • The UTMB League City Campus continues to grow, with a 60 bed expansion currently underway to support both oncology and non-oncology growth in the rapidly developing League City area.  In addition, UTMB has leased the 373,000 square foot former Bay Area Regional Medical Center in Webster, TX. The doors are schedule to open in February 2019 as UTMB Clear Lake Campus and UTMB Clear Lake Hospital.

The mission of the UTMB Internal Medicine Residency Program is to develop a patient centered and intellectually curious group of diverse physicians through a supportive learning environment dedicated to high quality and evidence based care.