Graduate Medical Education (GME)

Welcome to UT Southwestern Graduate Medical Education

With more than 100 ACGME-accredited residency and fellowship programs, 65 additional fellowship programs approved by the Texas Medical Board, and more than 1,400 residents and fellows, UT Southwestern’s GME enterprise is one of the largest in the nation. We strive to provide world-class training in an individualized environment that emphasizes quality, safety, and innovation.

Unmatched Experience

The breadth of experience fellows and residents receive at UT Southwestern is unmatched. Parkland Hospital – the primary adult teaching hospital for faculty physicians – has consistently been named one of America’s best by U.S. News & World Report. Other key programs are located at Children’s Health℠, UT Southwestern University Hospitals (William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital and Zale Lipshy University Hospital) and other affiliated hospitals.

The Learning and Research Environment

UT Southwestern's faculty and residents annually provide care to more than 100,000 hospitalized patients and oversee 2.2 million outpatient visits. They also provide $123 million in unreimbursed professional services annually.

Our outstanding faculty includes six Nobel Laureates–four of whom are active faculty members—22 members of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, and 18 members of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine), a component of the NAS.

Research is the cornerstone upon which world-class medical education and patient care are built. Investigations into cancer, neuroscience, heart disease and stroke, arthritis, diabetes, and many other fields keep UT Southwestern at the forefront of medical progress. Funding from federal agencies, foundations, companies, and private donors provide approximately $415.5 million per year to fund about 3,300 research projects.

And as international medical and scientific needs grow, so too will UT Southwestern. We will keep working to remain at the pinnacle of medical institutions worldwide.

Rankings & Facts

  • UTSW Ranked No. 1 Hospital in DFW (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Nationally Ranked Hospital in 6 Adult Specialties (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Rated High Performing in 4 Adult Procedures/Conditions (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 3 Excellence in Healthcare Awards (Professional Research Consultants, Inc.)
  • 7th Consecutive year on HealthCare’s 2017 “Most Wired” list (Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine)
  • Over $425 million in annual research funding


  • 6 Nobel Prize Laureates
  • 2,424 full-time, 260 part time
  • 22 Members of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 18 Members of the National Academy of Medicine
  • 14 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators


  • 5 Training hospitals affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • 6 Other hospitals associated with UT Southwestern’ s Graduate Medical Education Programs
  • More than 2,000 beds
  • New $800 million state-of-the-art hospital
Rankings & Facts