Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is proud to be a part of the diverse North Dallas community and to offer advanced medical care close to home. This primary training location is part of an elite group of just three percent of U.S. hospitals to have been honored with Magnet® designation multiple times. A large and diverse patient population provides internal medicine residents with ample exposure to rare as well as common diseases. After decades of service, our commitment to your growth as an internal medicine resident is a priority to keeping the vibrant Dallas community strong.
Explore the rich blend of cultures, experiences and family-friendly amenities in the nation’s 9th largest city.
Since its beginning in the 1850s, Dallas has been forged by diverse populations. The Vickery Meadow neighborhood, located a block east of the Texas Health Dallas campus, is a major refugee resettlement center where more than 40 languages are spoken. With its eclectic mix of cultures and experiences, there are plenty of reasons to be in Dallas. Top attractions include the largest urban arts district in the country, Pritzker prize-winning architecture, Dallas World Aquarium, the George W. Bush Presidential Center, and some of the best Texas barbecue anywhere.*
- Population: 1,281,047 (2019 estimate); third largest city in Texas
- 25 percent of the population is African-American
- More than 42 percent of the population is derived from Hispanic or Latino origins
- Most of Dallas proper is served by the Dallas Independent School District, the 2nd largest school district in Texas and 17th largest district in the S.
- Dallas is a Top 10 sports city, with 5 professional sports teams and over 200 golf courses
- Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport is the 15th busiest airport in the world
- When completed, the Trinity River Corridor Project will be more than 10 times the size of New York’s Central Park
Family fun in the Big D
Dallas is the perfect destination for families. Create an itinerary all your own, or enjoy some of these attractions around the Dallas-Fort Worth area:
- American Airlines Center sports and entertainment venue
- Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
- Dallas Museum of Art
- Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, one of the world’s premier concert halls
- Dallas Zoo, the oldest and largest zoo in Texas
- Fair Park for festivals, concerts and Dallas Summer Musicals
- Six Flags Over Texas and a host of water parks offer splashes and thrills galore
- Tour of AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys
- Zero Gravity Dallas, the world’s only thrill amusement park featuring five extreme rides
Opportunity prevails in Dallas
Dallas is a key contributor to the footprint that makes up the North Texas region, an area comprised of more than 7 million people, some of the largest employers in the country (including Exxon Mobil and AT&T), and a robust, growing economy. Texas Health Dallas is growing with it.
Already the home of a thriving, well-educated population, Dallas also boasts nationally recognized research institutions UT Southwestern Medical Center and UT Dallas. Texas Health regularly partners with UT Southwestern and others to bring health care innovation to the community. As a result, internal medicine residents will benefit from ample patient volumes, case diversity and novel opportunities to meet ACGME requirements for training.
* Source: VisitDallas.com
What is a typical call day like?
There are five ward teams, each consisting of an upper level PGY-2 or PGY-3 resident and 1 or 2 interns. 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 and residents 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 Medicine are 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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