Message from our Program Director
The Methodist Hospital (Houston) is a world class facility located in the Texas Medical Center, an environment that provides access to the latest advances and individuals in Internal Medicine. It is an exciting time to be involved in Internal Medicine. Our health care system is changing and whether you are interested in General Internal Medicine or pursuing a sub-specialty fellowship in prestigious programs (including our own) as the majority of our graduates do, you will be called upon to demonstrate not only your medical skills, but your ability to practice cost-effective medicine in an environment of teamwork, quality and safety. Our curriculum emphasizes quality improvement, evidence-based medicine and patient safety, while providing a solid clinical experience with some of the most experienced teachers in the country. Our goal is to produce leaders in medicine, whether in academia, research, private practice or medical administration.
A decades-long tradition of academics sets The Methodist Hospital apart from other institutions. Many nationally-known full time and clinical teaching faculty team up to provide you the best clinical experience possible with abundant resources for education and an emphasis on your personal development as a physician. A strong academic affiliation with the Weill Cornell Medical College provides an anchor for educational excellence. An active medical school program with students from both Weill Cornell and Texas Medical Schools provides an excellent teaching and learning environment for residents. For the past 50 years The Methodist Hospital has served as a place where patients receive excellent care and residents receive outstanding medical training.
As part of its academic mission, The Methodist Hospital is also dedicated to research and has established The Methodist Hospital Research Institute. This venue serves as the site for groundbreaking research and discoveries. Residents in our program may be provided two rotation months to complete a research project and manuscript with a mentor in their chosen area. Our residents have presented their work at many national and international meetings, helping them to secure slots at some of the most competitive fellowships in the country.
The components of an extraordinary education in Internal Medicine are thriving at The Methodist Hospital. We have developed fellowship programs in Cardiovascular Disease, Nephrology and Endocrinology and hope to have several more in the very near future. The Methodist Hospital earlier this year was ranked on Fortune Magazine's list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. Please take a look at the quality of education possible at The Methodist Hospital.
Jose A. Perez, Jr., M.D., F.A.C.P.
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Internal Medicine Residency Program
Vice Chair of Education
Department of Medicine
The Methodist Hospital