Work/Life Resources

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to excellence and recognizes the importance of staff and employees balancing the ever-increasing demands of work and family life. Through the Office of Women's Careers and the Office of Faculty Development, information is available on a wide range of topics including child and senior day care services, employee benefits, as well as Dallas life and activities.

Child and Senior Care

Parental Leave Policy

Parental leave is provided under the Family Medical Leave Act and allows for up to 12 weeks leave for the birth or adoption of a child. Requests for maternity/paternity leave must be submitted to the Program Director before or as soon as possible after the house staff begins maternity/paternity leave (preferably within one week). Requests must include the beginning date of leave, the expected return date, and the type of leave that will be used (i.e., vacation, sick, LOA) with the number of days allocated to each type of leave. Once the house staff has utilized all available vacation and sick days, he or she will become LOA (Leave of Absence) without pay.

See information on other UT Southwestern leave policies such as vacation leave, sick leave, and the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) (Office of Human Resources)

Other Resources for Women 

Benefits and Employee Assistance Program

The Office of Human Resources has information on: