Education & Training

Our vision is to remain at the cutting-edge of Emergency Medicine and its numerous subspecialties. Our department continues to garner resources and nationally recognized innovators that help us to do this.

UT Southwestern is not just a teaching institution, but a learning institution as well. We strive to focus on resident and faculty development and innovative educational techniques to maximize learning. Our department offers an exceptional list of educational programs in partnership with local resources in order to fulfill our vision.

Parkland is a major tertiary referral center and 9-1-1 receiving facility. It is a comprehensive adult teaching hospital for faculty, fellows, residents, and medical students. Additionally, Parkland is an American College of Surgeons-verified Level 1 trauma center and one of two American Burn Association-certified burn centers in the region. In 2017, Parkland received Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers. Parkland's emergency department is one of the busiest EDs in the nation, with an annual volume of over 160,000 patients per year.

Parkland has been providing care to the citizens of Dallas County since 1884 and has created many affiliations to serve the county, including the North Texas Poison Center and the UT Southwestern/Parkland BioTel EMS System which are both located within Parkland Memorial Hospital.

Additionally, our trainees help staff the Emergency Department at William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital. Clements University Hospital offers a Comprehensive Cancer Center, active transplant, and advanced heart failure program including LVADs. The hospital allows UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, and residents to be exposed to patients and conditions that otherwise are not commonly seen at Parkland. The Clements University Hospital Emergency Department has a patient volume of about 50,000 patients with an admission rate that nears 35 percent.

The Department of Emergency Medicine continues its relationship with Children’s Medical Center Dallas as the chief teaching pediatrics facility for UT Southwestern. Not only is Children’s Medical Center Dallas a major pediatric emergency receiving facility with one of the busiest pediatric EDs in the nation, but is also a designated Level 1 pediatric trauma center. Children's Medical Center Dallas sees a very high patient volume of about 123,000 patients in the ED each year. Of these patients, about 45,000 of those patients triaged to 24/7 fast track. Additionally, the ED has an admission rate of near 15 percent.

The education program also has a new affiliation with the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center within the VA North Texas Health Care System.