MSTP – Clinical Years
The clinical training curriculum of UT Southwestern Medical School includes coursework in the elemental disciplines necessary to understand human disease at the level of cellular physiology and biochemistry.
In addition, students practice and hone clinical skills within a large complex of hospitals that includes Parkland Memorial Hospital, the Dallas County hospital serving the entire community, and one of the nation's busiest health facilities. This array of facilities affords the student wide-ranging training and direct hands-on experience in all of today's serious health problems.
Clinical Training Hospitals
- University Hospital–St. Paul: A 300-bed facility, a major center for heart and lung transplantation.
- University Hospital–Zale Lipshy: A 152-bed specialty hospital, it is one of the world's premier neurological treatment centers.
- Parkland Memorial Hospital: As Dallas County's only public hospital, this 983-bed facility has a large patient base. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Parkland among "America's Best Hospitals" for 18 consecutive years.
- Children's Medical Center Dallas: A private, nonprofit institution, Children's deals exclusively with children from birth to age 18. It has more than 400 beds and houses more than 50 specialty clinics. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Children's among the top hospitals nationwide in pediatric care.
In addition, students receive clinical training at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, a 300-bed facility in southern Dallas. Family and Community Medicine clinical training is offered from nearly a dozen other sites throughout North Texas.