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Division of General Internal Medicine

Promoting the Delivery of High-Quality Primary Care in Austin & Beyond

The Division of General Internal Medicine in Dell Medical School’s Department of Internal Medicine is committed to educating medical students and physicians in training, as well as delivering high-quality primary care to Central Texas’ unhoused population and patients in CommUnityCare Health Centers, Veterans Affairs and UT Health Austin.

The division is responsible for designing and supervising the clinical experience and curriculum for the Internal Medicine Residency’s Primary Care Track and continuity experience in addition to providing innovative experiences in subspecialty, unhoused, complex, global health, LGBTQ+ and public health care.

  • Supporting a longitudinal clerkship in primary care and family and community medicine.
  • Improving access to and quality of primary care for underserved populations.
  • Providing excellent resident ambulatory care training.
  • Supporting the evolution of primary care residency.
  • Enhancing primary care practice and payment innovation.
  • Fostering personal and professional thriving for division faculty members, with opportunities for personal growth and development.
  • Promoting physician wellness.


Undergraduate Medical Education

The division supports a longitudinal clerkship in primary care and family and community medicine. Faculty members within the division also participate in the school’s Developing Outstanding Clinical Skills course, supporting medical students in their diagnostic and clinical training. Additionally, the division precepts medical students in varying clinics, and it features and HIV elective led by Aliza Norwood, M.D.

Graduate Medical Education

The division designs and supervises the clinical experience and curriculum for the Internal Medicine Residency’s Primary Care Track, and it precepts trainees at the CommUnityCare Southeast Health and Wellness Center and the VA outpatient clinic. It also designs the residency’s ambulatory curriculum and fosters academic half day innovation.

Continuing Medical Education

The division participates in the department’s grand rounds, an annual primary care CME event and various presentations at national meetings.

Additional Educational Opportunities

In addition to its work in UME, GME and CME, the division provides multiple opportunities for professional development in faculty members’ areas of interest, training in point-of-care ultrasound and focused attention toward maintaining and growing best practices in internal medicine.

Clinical Care

The division provides care in a number of CommUnityCare Health Centers Federally Qualified Health Centers, including the Southeast Health and Wellness Center, the Care Connections clinic — a health center for medically and socially complex patients — and the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless, which provides care for those without housing.

The division also provides care in the VA outpatient clinic and UT Health Austin’s Primary Care Clinic and Post-COVID-19 Program, as well as general hospital and ambulatory care.


Research within the division supports grant funding for Global Health and the Academic Model Providing Access to Healthcare program, research related to “street medicine” in partnership with the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless, and research within the Post-COVID Program at UT Health Austin.

The division’s research efforts also support multiple cancer screening and prevention efforts at CommUnityCare Health Centers, including initiatives to increase colorectal cancer screening, improve screening and treatment of risky alcohol use, and identify and screen high risk patients for lung cancer while also providing intensive smoking cessation.

Health Beyond the Clinic

The division’s work within the healthscape includes facilitating student opportunities at the C.D. Doyle Clinic, “street medicine” to support the health of Central Texas’ unhoused population and partnerships with Global Health and Texas Global.

About the Department of Internal Medicine