Graduate Medical Education (GME)

Welcome to UT Southwestern Graduate Medical Education

With more than 100 ACGME-accredited residency and fellowship programs, 65 additional fellowship programs approved by the Texas Medical Board, and more than 1,400 residents and fellows, UT Southwestern’s GME enterprise is one of the largest in the nation. We strive to provide world-class training in an individualized environment that emphasizes quality, safety, and innovation.

Unmatched Experience

The breadth of experience fellows and residents receive at UT Southwestern is unmatched.

  • Parkland Memorial Hospital – our primary adult teaching hospital for faculty physicians – is one of the largest and busiest public hospitals in the nation, with more than 1 million patient visits each year.
  • UT Southwestern is the No. 1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth, second in Texas, and among the top 50 programs nationally in 10 clinical specialty areas, according to U.S. News & World Report.
  • The Dallas VA is the second largest VA health care system in the country and one of five Centers of Innovation as designated by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs’ Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation.
  • Children’s Health℠ is home to one of the top pediatric hospitals in the country and is the fifth largest health care provider in the nation.
  • Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children is a world-renowned leader in the treatment of orthopaedic conditions and certain related arthritic and neurological disorders and learning disorders.
  • UT Southwestern and Texas Health Resources recently collaborated to develop Southwestern Health Resources, an integrated health care network that leverages the strengths of the two largest local health care systems to provide increased access to primary care and specialized care for the people of North Texas and will provide expanded opportunities for teaching and clinical research.

The Learning and Research Environment

UT Southwestern’s faculty and residents annually provide care to more than 105,000 hospitalized patients, nearly 370,000 emergency room cases, and oversee 3 million outpatient visits.

Our outstanding faculty has included six Nobel Laureates – four of whom are active faculty members – 24 members of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences, and 16 members of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine), a component of the NAS.

Research is the cornerstone upon which world-class medical education and patient care are built. Investigations into cancer, neuroscience, heart disease and stroke, arthritis, diabetes, and many other fields keep UT Southwestern at the forefront of medical progress. Funding from federal agencies, foundations, companies, and private donors provide approximately $489.4 million per year to fund about 5,000 research projects.

And as international medical and scientific needs grow, so too will UT Southwestern. We will keep working to remain at the pinnacle of medical institutions worldwide.

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Rankings & Facts

  • UTSW Ranked No. 1 Hospital in DFW (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Nationally Ranked Hospital in 6 Adult Specialties (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Rated High Performing in 4 Adult Procedures/Conditions (U.S. News & World Report)
  • 3 Excellence in Healthcare Awards (Professional Research Consultants, Inc.)
  • 7th Consecutive year on HealthCare’s 2017 “Most Wired” list (Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine)
  • Over $524.1 million in annual research funding


  • 4 Nobel Prize Laureates
  • 2,746 full-time, 281 part time
  • 24 Members of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 16 Members of the National Academy of Medicine
  • 13 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators


  • 5 training hospitals affiliated with UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • 6 other hospitals associated with UT Southwestern’s Graduate Medical Education Programs
  • More than 2,000 beds
  • New $800 million state-of-the-art hospital
Rankings & Facts