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
Graduates of the Track
Where are they now?
Inaugural Class of 2018:
William Brasher - Pulm/CC Fellowship at UT Houston
Mikel Etchegaray - Hospitalist, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Rida Laeeq - Cardiology Fellowship, Boston University
Shalini Makawita - Heme/OncFellowship, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Victoria Serpas - Heme/Onc Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center
Class of 2019:
Noman Ali - Hospitalist, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Sami Bashour - Pulm/CC Fellowship, Baylor College of Medicine
Robert Hester - Heme/Onc Fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center
Neeraj Joshi - Hospitalist, Chicago IL
Rafee Talukder - Heme/Onc Fellowship at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Class of 2020:
Chris Chen – Cardiology Fellowship, Oregon Health Sciences
Rachna Goswami – Quality Chief Resident, BCM, Michael
Laura McDermott – Cardiology Fellowship, Jackson Memorial
Mercy Misoi – Primary Care, Michael DeBakey VA Hospital
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
Aakash Shah, M.D., PGY-1
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., PGY-2
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.”
Owais Ulhaq, M.D., PGY-3
“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.