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Welcome from the Chief Residents

We are privileged to serve as your 2024-2025 Chief Residents for the UT Southwestern Emergency Medicine three-year residency program. We would like to extend a warm Texas welcome from our family of 78 residents and 100+ faculty. As one of the largest training programs in the country, we support the citizens of Dallas County and the DFW metroplex. It is our great honor to care for patients primarily at Parkland Memorial Hospital’s emergency department which has consistently ranked as the highest-volume ED in the country, with over 200,000 patients receiving emergency care last year. We also rotate through and support the emergency departments of William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital and Children’s Medical Center Dallas, in addition to a variety of other North Texas health centers.

Our Training Sites

Serving the community since 1872, Parkland Memorial Hospital (PMH) is Dallas County's only public hospital. A Level 1 Trauma Center, regional adult and pediatric burn center, and certified stroke center, PMH enables us to care for patients with a breadth of pathology that keeps us learning and growing on every shift. Additionally, PMH's county-funded health plan for uninsured/underinsured patients allows us to provide exceptional follow-up care.

William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital (CUH) is UT Southwestern's referral academic hospital and a quaternary care facility. It is repeatedly ranked as the No. 1 hospital in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. At CUH, our residents learn to care for patients with complex, rare pathology who are commonly undergoing novel and cutting-edge therapies to fight diseases.

Childrens Medical Center of Dallas (CMC) is our main pediatric emergency center. The only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center in North Texas and a PECARN research site, CMC enables us to train alongside some of the foremost researchers and experts in pediatric emergency medicine. During our PICU rotation, we learn from world-renowned faculty at one of the largest pediatric intensive care units in the nation. Our program offers a longitudinal pediatric emergency medicine experience allowing us to serve the region's children throughout our residency.

Additionally, we have several community training sites that provide ample exposure to community medicine. These sites include: Dallas VA Medical Center, Harris Methodist Hospital in Forth Worth, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. We also get exposure to rural medicine at Hunt Regional Hospital.

Our Rotations

Along with working in county, academic, community, and rural ED settings, we have strong critical care rotations that include MICU, neurocritical care, surgical ICU, burn ICU, trauma ICU, neonatal ICU, pediatric ICU, and cardiovascular ICU.

Our dedicated specialty rotations include: ultrasound, labor and delivery, adult and pediatric anesthesia, toxicology at the North Texas Poison Center (located at PMH), and hand surgery.

Additionally, we have the unique opportunity to spend two months on a global health elective working in the community in New Zealand during our third year of residency.

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Conference and SIM

We pride ourselves on our high-quality didactics. Our weekly Thursday morning resident conference consists of lectures from our faculty and guest speakers, interactive cases, small group discussions, and procedure reviews. There are simulation sessions once a month at UT Southwestern's state-of-the-art Simulation Center led by simulation fellowship-trained faculty. We cover a 1.5 year curriculum, which is repeated twice during each resident's tenure. Our program also sends all of our interns to SAEM every year and third-year residents to ACEP, and many others will present.


Although we're a large program, we have implemented several ways to increase support for residents and social interaction with faculty. In addition to monthly wellness events, hosted by our resident-run Wellness Committee, all residents are assigned to a "resident family" comprised of faculty and residents from all three classes. We also have several committees within the program led by faculty mentors where residents can explore their interests, like: Outreach and Engagement, Social Media, Recruitment, Curriculum Committee, and the Podcast Club, to name a few. Residents also are assigned faculty mentors to help provide longitudinal professional and personal support throughout residency.

Our Fellowships

We are fortunate to learn from experts in many Emergency Medicine subspecialties, including faculty formally trained in clinical informatics, sports medicine, ultrasound, simulation, EMS, disaster medicine, global health, surgery/anesthesia/medicine critical care, pediatric emergency medicine, and clinical operations. We have fellows in EMS, Global Health and Disaster Medicine, Ultrasound, Toxicology, Medical Education, Simulation, and Research. Our residents also pursue careers in critical care through our partnership with the Anesthesia Critical Care fellowship.

Final Thoughts

We have a large residency program full of mentorship, support, and opportunities to hone your clinical acumen... with a goal of not only training residents in clinical excellence, but creating compassionate leaders in the field of Emergency Medicine. We are honored to serve the members of our Dallas community and feel equally honored to serve this program as chief residents.

Thank you for the opportunity to share our family with you!

Anthony Han, M.D.
Rebecca Kernen, M.D..
Eshwar Kishore, M.D.
Jackie Nguyen, M.D.
Haley Sinatro, M.D.
Andrew Tadych, D.O.

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