We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are contemplating a career in academic medicine and who wish to undergo comprehensive and rigorous training in clinical endocrinology as well as obtain outstanding research training in a stimulating environment.
We use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), which provides tremendous benefit to both applicants and programs by standardizing the application forms and process. We will also participate in the Endocrinology and Metabolism Match run by the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP). The Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology and Metabolism (APDEM) has overwhelmingly endorsed the match as a way to provide applicants with an opportunity to interview with as many programs as they wish, without experiencing undue pressure to make early decisions. A timeline of the process is available at the APDEM website.
The UT Southwestern Medical Center program provides rigorous training in endocrinology and metabolism over three years and is designed specifically for those who might contemplate an academic career combining clinical practice with research and teaching. The clinical training environment is outstanding; we enjoy the resources of Parkland Memorial Hospital, the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and UT Southwestern University Hospitals for our trainees' exposure to the broad spectrum of hormonal and metabolic disorders. The research training environment is similarly rich. UT Southwestern is one of the great medical research institutions in the world and our fellows pursue their interests ranging from molecular biology to clinical trials under the tutelage of a distinguished faculty.
The second- and third-year experiences in our training program are funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health. Federal regulations thus require that our fellows have either U.S. citizenship or Permanent Resident status. A payback provision is also included in this funding, so that NIH support for the fellows stipend in the second year of the program carries the obligation to continue in research for one additional year. This is accomplished by completion of the third year of the program.