About the Internal Medicine Residency Program
About the Program
The Baylor College of Medicine and MD Anderson Internal Medicine Residency Program is a unique opportunity in which future internists will be trained to become experts in treating the medical complications of cancer and cancer treatment.
Residents will obtain valuable experience in clinical electives with general and sub-specialty internists who are experts in medical problems of cancer patients. Housestaff will also be able to select electives in several cancer-related fields such as prevention, palliative care, oncologic hospital medicine, emergency care and the medical complications of cancer survivors.
They will also have opportunities for clinical and research electives focused on cancer-related internal medicine, and have the ability to participate in Clinical Safety and Effectiveness projects through the Office of Performance Improvement.
Learn more about MD Anderson's Internal Medicine division.
MD Anderson's Internal Medicine Residency Program includes rotations in the following subspecialties:
- Benign Hematology
- Cancer Prevention
- Emergency Medicine
- Endocrine Neoplasia and Hormonal Disorders
- Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
- General Internal Medicine
- Infectious Diseases, Infection Control and Employee Health
- Palliative Care
- Pulmonary Medicine
- Suspicion of Cancer
Interested individuals must apply to Baylor College of Medicine through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) website. Once in the Baylor system, then select the BCM/MD Anderson Cancer Center track.
David Tweardy, M.D.
Head, Division of Internal Medicine
Professor, Infectious Diseases and Molecular and Cellular Oncology
Ellen Manzullo, M.D.
Deputy Division Head Clinical
Professor, General Internal Medicine
Amit Lahoti, M.D.
Associate Professor, Section of Nephrology
Orhue Odaro, M.D.
Assistant Site Director
Assistant Professor, Department of Hospital Medicine
Neha Venkatesh, M.D., PGY-1
Wayne State University
"Learning how to navigate the physiologic and emotional complexities that come with a cancer diagnosis is an important skill in today's world and is what attracted me to the MD Anderson track in our internal medicine program. We are given the opportunity to train with experts in the field who are working to give the sickest patients hope through research, compassion, and collaboration. I feel humbled to collaborate on interprofessional teams from whom patients come to seek care from all over the world. Together, this holistic approach at MDACC allows for unique resident learning and patient healing.”
Kevin Milligan, M.D., PGY-2
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
"The BCM/MD Anderson Internal Medicine Program is the ideal place to train as a resident physician. The diversity of the clinical training is truly unmatched. MD Anderson is one of the world's foremost cancer hospitals and research institutions. In addition to excellent clinical rotations, MD Anderson offers an abundance of research opportunities and access to a large number of eager mentors. As a member of the larger BCM Internal Medicine Residency, we receive a well-rounded clinical training and rotate at three other hospitals: a VA hospital, a private hospital, and a beloved county hospital. The program leadership create a supportive and growth-oriented environment. As an aspiring oncologist, I cannot imagine a better place to be."
Aakash Shah, M.D., PGY-3
University of Illinois - Chicago
"Cancer is becoming increasingly prevalent in the developed world. With new therapeutics leading to better outcomes, these immunocompromised patients are able to live longer. The 21st century internal medicine physician will have to learn how to manage these patients effectively and there is no better place to train for this than at Baylor/MD Anderson. Additionally, I have the privilege to provide high level care to a diverse patient population, regardless of their socio economic status. Two virtues I strive for every day are compassion and empathy - both of which are embodied by Baylor/MD Anderson and that's how I knew this program was the perfect fit for me."
Kristen Simmons, M.D., Quality Chief
Baylor College of Medicine
“I chose the MD Anderson internal medicine program because it is a unique opportunity to train at one of the nation’s leading cancer hospitals, while also learning from the diverse pathologies and patients of the BCM Internal Medicine Program. Additionally, I was drawn to the ability to be a part of a smaller program, while also having all the benefits of the larger BCM program. In the MD Anderson program we have the opportunity to get a broad range of experiences at a specialized, research driven cancer hospital, as well as a county hospital, a VA hospital, and a private hospital. It is very rewarding to care for patients with cancer and be on the cutting edge of cancer therapies though my training at MD Anderson.”
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Division of Internal Medicine
1515 Holcombe Blvd., Unit 1463
Pickens Academic Tower
Houston, TX 77030
MD Anderson Cancer Center is committed to encouraging good health and staying true to our mission to end cancer. If you are applying for a GME fellowship or residency program starting on or after July 1, 2016, please be advised that MD Anderson will have instituted a tobacco-free hiring process as part of its efforts to achieve these goals. If you are offered an appointment, you will be subject to a Pre-Employment Drug Screen for tobacco compounds in compliance with applicable state laws. If you do not pass the urine drug screening which includes testing for tobacco compounds, you CANNOT be appointed at MD Anderson. Should you fail to meet this contingency, MD Anderson will withdraw your offer of appointment for the academic year. You may reapply for the following academic year, but there are no guarantees that you will be offered a position as many of our programs are already filled for several years out.