- Aerospace Medicine
The Aerospace Medicine Track introduces medical students to aerospace
medicine and to space medicine research. For more information about the
track, please contact Charles Mathers, MD, MPH.
- Bilingual Health
The Bilingual Health Track (BHT) is designed to graduate culturally
and ethically competent bilingual in Spanish physicians. For more
information, click on the Bilingual Health Track tab on this page.
- Global Health
The Global Health Education Program is the home to many global health
training opportunities at UTMB. Various training opportunities are open
to students in all four of our academic schools.
- Geriatric Track
The geriatric track at UTMB is a four year learning experience that
provides a unique opportunity to enhance knowledge, skill sets, values
and expertise in the care of older adults.
- Medical Humanities
Students enrolling in the Medical Humanities Track will be able to
survey the various topics that make up the medical humanities and
complete a research project of their choosing with a faculty mentor. For
more information, contact Beverly Claussen.
- Physician Healer
The Physician Healer Track is designed to mentor students as they
develop their professional identity as doctors. The training focuses on
self-awareness, self-reflection, interpersonal communication skills,
self-care and work-life balance. Being a source of healing for the
suffering of another is both a responsibility and a privilege. In
addition to our technical knowledge and skills, being a healer requires
training in equanimity, wisdom and compassion.
- Public Health
The Public Health Track provides medical students interested in public
health careers or concerned about public health issues with focused training in public health research and practice skills within the four-year Integrated Medical Curriculum.
- Rural Health Care
UTMB medical students that have an interest in working in a rural area
will benefit by joining the Rural Health Care Track (RHCT). The Rural
Health Care Track (RHCT) provides opportunities that serve to expand
existing curricular experiences that emphasize the practice of rural
medicine throughout the 4 years of medical school.
- Translational Research
Translational research integrates basic research, patient-oriented
research, and population-based research and leads to the transformation
of scientific discoveries made in the laboratory, clinical setting, or
population setting to clinical applications such as interventions to
prevent, diagnose, or treat disease.
Purpose of the Tracks:
To provide interested students opportunities to receive expanded
learning experiences in non-specialty-based areas of emphasis while
completing the 4-year Integrated Medical Curriculum.
Tracks will entail 5-6 months of elective and selective experiences. A
variety of configurations with regard to timing is possible. Greater
flexibility will allow students to enter the track at multiple points.
The following examples are simply for illustrative purposes and are not
meant to exclude other approaches.
*BSHS, ACS or Acting Internship
Programs must require a scholarly project and product (e.g., manuscript,
oral presentation) for successful completion. The project should
represent the culmination of 5-6 months of immersion in the field. It is
expected that Track Directors will hold these projects to a
substantially higher standard than the typical BSHS scholarly project.
Electives and other activities should be open to interested students who
do not intend to complete the entire track. Program directors may
establish prerequisites for specific electives.
Successful completion of all track requirements will result in a designation of "Scholar in track name"
on the student's transcript and in the commencement program. A
certificate of completion will be issued at the time of graduation along
with the student's UTMB diploma. Participation will also be reflected
in the student's MSPE ("Dean's letter").
Student completion of track-related electives and selectives will
trigger teaching fund allocations to the home department of the
responsible faculty member(s). A modest budget will be provided to the
track director for track-related expenses.
Tracks must be approved in advance by the Curriculum Committee. A standard format for proposals will be developed.