Parkland Health & Hospital System – Parkland Memorial Hospital was founded in 1894 and is operated by the Dallas County Hospital District. It is the major teaching unit of the Medical School. The 937-bed hospital is dedicated to providing care for all residents of Dallas County, regardless of ability to pay, and provides a full spectrum of clinical services ranging from outpatient clinics to an extremely active emergency service. Parkland provides an abundance of clinical situations for teaching purposes with approximately 400,000 patient visits per year. Parkland is the main provider of care to underserved minorities where 50 percent of patients are African American, 40 percent are Hispanic, and 10 percent are Caucasian. Surgical cases are performed in the main operating room on the Parkland campus.
St. Paul University Hospital is a 554-bed hospital that has served as a major teaching hospital for UT Southwestern Medical Center. This hospital is owned and run by UT Southwestern Medical Center and serves as one of the inpatient facilities for the faculty practice. Almost all of the private surgery performed by UTSW Ob/Gyn faculty members is done here, including FPMRS, Gynecologic Oncology, REI, and Benign Gynecology. The UT Southwestern Outpatient Building provides state-of-the-art technology for ambulatory surgery cases.
Zale Lipshy University Hospital is a 300,000-square-foot facility with 151 licensed and staffed beds located on the main campus. Opened in late 1989, it was initially a central location to hospitalize private patients referred to UT Southwestern faculty members. With the growth of this facility and the UTSW private practice, it now provides operating room space for many of the clinical departments at UTSW. The hospital is named in honor of the Zale and Lipshy families.
Outpatient Building is an outpatient facility where UT Southwestern faculty members see patients and perform day surgery. This seven-floor clinical center also includes full laboratory and radiology services. Drs. Schaffer, Corton, and Rahn see UT Southwestern University Hospital and Clinic patients at the Outpatient Building along with the FPMRS fellows. The facility is dedicated to ambulatory care services and is adjacent to St. Paul University Hospital.
Scott and White Clinic is a 636-bed Level I Trauma acute care facility and has been ranked among the top 100 hospitals by Thomson Healthcare’s 100 Top Hospitals. The Scott & White Clinic is located about 2 ½-hours away from Dallas by car. Fellows have the opportunity to spend an elective month with Bob Shull, M.D., who is an expert vaginal surgeon.
Anatomy Lab is an ongoing course since 2002 in pelvic anatomy and laparoscopic surgery with fresh cadaver dissection under the direction of Marlene Corton, M.D. It is part of the educational curriculum in gynecologic surgery at the UT Southwestern Ob/Gyn Residency Program. The course was incorporated within the Urogynecology resident block rotation and involves residents and FPMRS fellows. Course implementation and successful maintenance has largely depended on resident, fellow, and faculty commitment, motivation, and available resources and support. Clinical fellows spend each Tuesday afternoon in the lab dissecting and teaching residents. Significant research opportunities for fellows exist within the anatomy lab.
UT Southwestern Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery is located on the UT Southwestern campus. It is a comprehensive educational, clinical, and research facility that is dedicated to advancing minimally invasive surgery. Opportunities are available for fellows with an interest in obtaining these skills.