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.
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
Where are they now?
Mikel Etchegaray - Hospitalist, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Rida Laeeq - Cardiology Fellowship, Boston University
Shalini Makawita - Heme/OncFellowship, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Victoria Serpas - Chief Resident, followed by Heme/Onc Fellowship
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
Victoria Serpas, M.D., Chief Resident
“My initial draw to the MD Anderson track was the opportunity to get incredible internal medicine training at Baylor while also getting additional opportunities to work with cancer patients and get involved in research at one of the best cancer centers in the world. Throughout my residency, I realized one of the biggest advantages is getting opportunities offered by a large academic program while also having the benefits of being part of a small program as well."
Robert Hester, M.D., PGY-3
University of Tennessee
"The Baylor-MD Anderson program was my first choice for residency, hands down. It combines the diverse pathology and patient populations of the Baylor-affiliated hospitals with a specific focus on the inpatient and internal medicine care of cancer patients at MD Anderson. Training at these four unique hospitals makes the Baylor-MD Anderson program one of the most varied and innovative internal medicine residency programs in the country, and I am proud to be part of it."
Rachna Goswami, M.D., PGY-2
“I chose to be part of the MD Anderson Track because I enjoy working with the oncology patient population-from the unique complexities and challenges to the very rewarding nature of caring for patients with cancer."
Owais Ulhaq, M.D., PGY-1
“Due to increased prevalence, there is a public health need for physicians comfortable in treating medical illnesses of patients with cancer. I could not think of a better place to receive that training than MD Anderson, and that is why I chose the MD Anderson track.”
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.