Thank you for your interest in our residency training programs. A large and diverse patient population at Texas Health Dallas provides program residents with ample exposure to rare and common diseases. Residents also gain exposure to a variety of health care delivery systems including Medicare, Medicaid, indigent care, managed care, and private payors.
Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas offers six one-year preliminary internship positions for applicants planning on continuing with specialty training elsewhere. Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas engages all team members including those who are with the program for only one year. Our "prelims" experience the same challenges as the categorical interns with some exceptions. The preliminary interns do not work in the outpatient clinic but have the opportunity to work in many subspecialty outpatient clinics. They are offered the same elective opportunities and subspecialty experiences with a focus on their future specialty training. Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas continues to attract many talented preliminary applicants and sends them to their respective specialty training programs with the confidence and experiences that will help them succeed.
Stipends and Benefits
Current Salaries (2019-2020)
- PGY-1: $58,199.00
- PGY-2: $60,122.00
- PGY-3: $62,570.00
Health insurance including major medical, life, personal accident, long-term disability, vision, and dental are provided for the resident and his/her family. Medical malpractice insurance also is provided.
Paid Time Off
Trainees are eligible to receive twenty-five (25) weekdays of paid time off (PTO) per academic year. PTO is available for any reason except for days off resulting from a work-related injury or illness or short-term or long-term disability, to which separate policies apply. Examples of PTO include vacation, non-work-related illness, illness of a dependent, bereavement (beyond what is allocated per THR policy), maternity/paternity leave, and holiday, USMLE Step 3 testing, and job/fellowship interviews.
Memberships and Subscriptions
Memberships are provided for the following: Texas Medical Association, Dallas County Medical Society, and American College of Physicians. Subscriptions are provided for the New England Journal of Medicine and The Annals of Internal Medicine. UpToDate is available from any computer on campus. Categorical residents receive a copy of the MKSAP (Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program) board review books. Graduating categorical residents also receive a copy of the GI textbook edited by Dr. Feldman, "Gastrointestinal and Liver Disease."
Individual call rooms are provided on the 10th floor of the main building. Each room has cable television, queen size bed, refrigerator, and private bathroom and shower.
The department and hospital provide food at morning and noon conferences. In addition, each resident receives $950 per year to be used in the hospital cafeteria.
Residents can opt to participate in the employer-sponsored retirement plan (401k). After one year of service, Texas Health Resources will match your contribution up to 6 percent of your pay as long as you contribute 2 percent or more of your eligible pay to the 401k Plan. The matching contribution from Texas Health is 75 cents for each dollar you contribute, up to 6 percent of eligible pay.
Dealey Childcare Center
The hospital has an on-site childcare center for residents with children. Care is provided for children 6 weeks to 6 years of age.
Board Review Course
After graduation, third-year residents are given the opportunity to attend an internal medicine board review course. Airfare, hotel, course registration, and meal allowance, up to $2,100, are provided by the program.
Covered parking is provided free to all residents, and a skywalk connects the parking garage to the main hospital.
A resident lounge is located on the 10th floor of the main hospital. The lounge is equipped with computer workstations, study areas, and an area to relax. Residents are given shared lockers to store their belongings.
Residents have the opportunity to join the Finley Ewing Cardiovascular Center, a 76,000 square foot facility with an indoor track, cardiovascular equipment, free weights, aerobic classes, basketball court, and indoor pool. The center's health professionals include exercise physiologists, fitness specialists, dieticians, personal trainers, physical therapists, registered nurses, and massage therapists. Specialty services include cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy, personal training, weight loss, smoking cessation, CPR, and massage therapy. The monthly cost of a single membership is $37 and a family membership is $54. The initiation fee is waived for residents.
Pagers, Coats and Scrubs
Pagers are provided at no cost to the resident. Two monogrammed white coats and scrubs are provided for the internship year. One additional monogrammed white coat and set of scrubs will be provided for each subsequent training year.
Residents are encouraged to attend professional meetings. Allowances are available at the discretion of the program director. Financial support is available to residents presenting a lecture, abstract, or poster.
Our program participates in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and applications must be submitted through this platform. The application should include:
- Three letters of recommendation
- Deans letter of recommendation
- Current Curriculum Vitae
- A personal statement that specifically expresses your desire to be part of the Texas Health Fort Worth General Surgery residency program
- Medical School Transcript
- Medical Student Performance Evaluations (MSPE)
- USMLE Transcript
- Current Photo
Interview Selection and Match Process
Only applications that are considered complete are reviewed by the program director and the application review committee. This review will result in determining who will be invited to interview with our program. You will receive an invitation to interview via Thalamus which will include the interview dates from which to choose from.
Further details for interviewing candidates will be included following the acceptance to interview.
At the conclusion of the interview season, our program will rank applicants interviewed and submit the rank order list to the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) by March 3, 2021. The NRMP will then occur at 1:00 pm ET on Friday, March 19, 2021.
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What is a typical call day like?
There are five ward teams, each consisting of an upper level PGY-2 or PGY-3 resident, 1 or 2 interns, and 1 or 2 medical students. Each team is on-call every fifth day. The on-call team starts their day at 8 a.m. and accepts new admissions until 8 a.m. the following morning. The interns stay overnight and are required to complete their work by 12 p.m. the next day. The on-call team is also responsible to cross cover all patients on the teaching service. Interns admit up to 5 patients per call day and carry a maximum census of 10 patients.
Do the residents see a variety of patients?
The Teaching Service is the select group of patients in the hospital that are being cared for by the residents. Internists and subspecialists who have admitting privileges admit their most interesting patients to the Teaching Service. Patients are admitted from: the emergency room, the residents' clinic, general internal medicine practices, and subspecialty practices, ensuring a diverse patient population.
Where have the categorical residents gone after they have graduated?
Approximately half of the graduating residents enter private practice as hospitalists or outpatient general internists, and the other half enter fellowships. Graduates from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas have obtained prestigious fellowships across the country in a variety of subspecialties, including cardiology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, nephrology, pulmonology, infectious disease, endocrinology and rheumatology. Graduating residents who wish to stay at Texas Health Dallas, or any of the Texas Health Resources hospitals, have several career opportunities available to them in the inpatient and outpatient arenas.
Do the residents have enough autonomy in taking care of their patients
Texas Health Dallas has always been a teaching hospital, and residents play an integral role in patient care. In contrast to the traditional, university-based residency programs, residents work with several different attending physicians during their internal medicine ward months. Residents actively care for patients, with oversight from attending physicians. This approach provides residents with autonomy without jeopardizing the quality of patient care. During the subspecialty electives/selectives, residents work one-on-one with the attending physician and are permitted to manage patients to the extent to which they are comfortable.
What is the benefits package for the residents?
Few hospitals offer a benefits package as competitive as the one offered by Texas Health Dallas. Medical and dental insurance are provided to the resident at no cost. Vision insurance is also available at a low monthly rate. The residents' salaries are higher than average, and all of the residents receive 25 weekdays of paid time off. Subscriptions to some of the major medical references such as The New England Journal of Medicineare provided without cost. UpToDate is available from any computer on campus or home computer or mobile device via the hospital's intranet. The Department of Internal Medicine sponsors all of the graduating categorical residents to attend a board review course. See Stipends and Benefits for more details.
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