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Chief Resident's Corner

Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest in our program!

We believe that our program offers the perfect blend of educational opportunities and patient interactions that will foster the development of successful physicians. The internal medicine residents at Houston Methodist Hospital receive an excellent educational experience, which consists of a combination of structured academics, daily conferences, varied clinical exposure, devoted faculty and superb instruction in evidence-based medicine, quality-improvement methods and research. The department fosters career development through the support of scholarly activity and attendance at local, regional, national and international conferences. Residents have the rare opportunity to work one-on-one with world-renowned faculty in every discipline at one of the highest-ranked hospitals in the nation. You will be part of a multidisciplinary team that consists of medical students, residents and fellows and will be guided, tutored and mentored by leaders in different subspecialties. While residency is rigorous, we foster a good work/life balance to promote resident wellness, prevent burnout and create the opportunity for social events and long-lasting friendships.

Thank you for considering our program.


PGY-3 Co-Chief Residents

   Ethan Burns      Amol Patel       Lily Romero Karam   
Ethan Burns, MD Amol Patel, DO Lily Romero Karam, MD

Ethanis an undergraduate of The University of Arizona and medical school graduate at Trinity School of Medicine. His plans after residency include obtaining a hematology/oncology fellowship. Ethan's outside interests include cycling, fishing, spending time with his wife and son and he enjoys coffee!

Amol is an undergraduate of Texas A&M University and graduated medical school from The University of North Texas Health Science Center. He is planning on pursuing a nephrology fellowship after residency. Outside of residency Amol enjoys music, working out, eating and playing the guitar.

Lily did both her undergraduate and medical school education at Tecnologico de Monterrey (ITESM) in Mexico. She plans to pursue a rheumatology fellowship after graduating residency. Her outside interests include ballet, traveling, coffee and cooking.

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