In addition to a competitive stipend, Texas Health HEB/Denton offers a variety of comprehensive benefits to residents and their dependents.
|Program Year||Annual Rate (2021-2022)|
Insurance, including medical, life, personal accident, long-term disability, vision and dental, are provided for the residents and their families. Medical malpractice insurance also is provided.
Paid Parental Leave
Texas Health offers a paid parental leave benefit that allows up to three (3) weeks of paid leave per year. This paid leave benefit is for eligible employees to bond with a newborn child or a placed child under 18 years of age.
Residents have the option to participate in the employer-sponsored 401(k) retirement plan. After one year of service, Texas Health will match contributions up to six (6) percent of an employee’s pay as long as the employee contributes two (2) percent or more of eligible pay to the plan. The matching contribution from Texas Health is $0.75 for each dollar contributed, up to six (6) percent of eligible pay.
Employee Assistance Program
Texas Health provides a confidential Employee Assistance Program that offers assessment, short-term counseling and referral services, crisis response, assistance with locating available childcare, health and wellness incentives, financial services and legal assistance.
Memberships and Subscriptions
Memberships are provided for inpatient curriculum, John Hopkins Internal Medicine Ambulatory modules, and for information from the American College of Physicians, including Texas chapter. 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 Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP) board review books in their second year of training.
Board Review Course
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. MKSAP 19 full package will be issue to PGY-2 residents.
License, certification, exam and membership fees are covered. This includes:
- Resident Training License
- DEA and DEA-X Licenses
- In-Training Exam
- Memberships to the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, Texas Medical Association and Tarrant County Medical Association
- Trainings/Certifications (ACLS, BLS)
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 at a regional or national meeting. At the discretion of the program director, residents may be provided with time away as professional development to present at a regional or national meeting.
Individual call rooms are provided in the main GME area. Each room has a queen-size bed and private bathroom and shower.
Residents will be provided food for conferences as needed and will be given a monthly food allowance for use in the hospital cafeteria.
Residents are provided with access to free parking in lots on hospital premises.
A resident lounge is located in each hospitals’ GME area. The lounge is equipped with computer workstations, study areas and an area to relax. Residents are given individual lockers in which they may store their belongings.
Residents have the opportunity to utilize the hospital fitness center after hours at no cost to the residents, as a part of the residency program’s wellness program, which includes video support from FX Well.
Vocera Paging App, Coats and Scrubs
Residents will use phone based Vocera app for pages and communication with healthcare members. 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.
How to Apply
We invite you to apply to our program via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and adheres to its policies and guidelines.
For an application to be considered complete and eligible for review, the following documents are required:
- Curriculum vitae
- Medical school transcript
- Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
- USMLE or COMLEX transcripts
- Personal statement – please note that additional weight is given to personal statements that specifically express a desire to be part of the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital HEB and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton Internal Medicine residency program
- Three letters of recommendation
Once your application is complete, we will contact you via Thalamus if we wish to invite you for an interview. Our interview season will run from October through February. All interviews for the 2021-2022 season will be conducted virtually, and applicants will have an option to tour our facility in person and meet faculty in a non-evaluated setting.
Applicants will be selected based on preparedness, ability, and interest in the program without regard to race, creed, gender or sexual preference. Aptitude, academic credentials, personal characteristics and ability to communicate will be strongly considered in the selection process.
Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible for appointment to the program:
- Medical school graduation within five (5) years prior to application to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital HEB and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton Internal Medicine Residency Program. Medical Masters and Ph.D. education count as medical school time.
- We have no fixed minimum score for application. Performance on both Step 1 and 2 scores is reviewed, and the majority of candidates invited to interview have scored above the national average.
- For non-US citizens or non-permanent residents, J-1 visa sponsorship only is offered.
- International graduates must have competed at least one observership in the U.S., preferably in internal medicine or one of its subspecialties. (Please note that we do NOT offer observerships in our program unless candidates have already applied to our program and been scheduled for an interview.)
After matching, applicants must:
- Undergo a criminal background check and pre-employment drug screening
- Submit to a health screening and provide necessary immunization documentation
- Submit proof of successful medical school graduation
- Meet eligibility requirements to obtain a State of Texas training license
- Supply proof of ECFMG certification (international medical graduates only)
- Provide updated USMLE/COMLEX results
- Sign the Graduate Medical Education Training Agreement
- Attend orientation
What is a typical call day like?
There are two ward teams, each consisting of two PGY-1 residents. Each team is on call every fourth day. The on-call team starts their day at 7 a.m. and accepts new admissions until 6 p.m. Interns admit up to five patients per call day and carry a maximum census of 10 patients. Pre-call is protected from admissions.
Do the residents see a variety of patients?
The Teaching Service is the select group of patients in the hospital who 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. We support your career in whatever path you choose to go.
Do the residents have enough autonomy in taking care of their patients?
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital HEB and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton have become teaching hospitals where residents play an integral role in patient care. In contrast to the traditional, university-based residency programs, residents work with several attending physicians during their internal medicine ward months. Residents actively care for patients with close oversight from attending physicians, an approach that 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 provided by Texas Health. 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 competitive, and residents receive paid time off. Subscriptions to major medical references, including The New England Journal of Medicine, are provided without cost to the resident. UpToDate is available from any computer on campus, home computer, or mobile device via the hospital's intranet. The program sponsors all of the graduating categorical residents to attend a board review course.
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