Graduate Medical Education

UT Southwestern Medical Center offers more than 25 residency programs and more than 60 clinical subspecialty/fellowship programs on our Dallas campus and four family practice programs in surrounding cities. We have also partnered with The Seton Family of Hospitals to oversee 10 residency programs in Austin.


All programs meet the accreditation standards of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). In addition to the ACGME-accredited programs, several departments offer clinical fellowships accredited by their specialty boards. There are also clinical fellowships approved directly by the Texas Medical Board.

Program directors and individual departments recruit, train, evaluate, and manage the programs. The Associate Dean for Medical Education and the Graduate Medical Education Committee provide general and accreditation oversight.

Unmatched Experience

The breadth of experience fellows and residents receive at UT Southwestern is unmatched. Parkland Memorial 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 Medical Center, UT Southwestern University Hospitals, and other affiliated hospitals.

The Learning and Research Environment

UT Southwestern has more than 2,500 research projects underway with annual funding of more than $340 million. Our strong commitment to research also extends to the amount of office and lab space dedicated to research interests – more than 660,000 square feet with additional facilities currently under construction.