Residency Program

Emergency Medicine Residency Program

This exciting Emergency Medicine Residency Program uses UT System components to provide a superior educational experience, permitting its residents exposure to every aspect of emergency medicine and its subspecialties.

The primary objective of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program is to provide an excellent and comprehensive experience in emergency medicine. This is accomplished by reinforcing the principles of sound patient care, procedural expertise, strong clinical and conference teaching, innovative research and academic writing, and humanism and ethical considerations.

Under the direction of Larissa Velez M.D., Lynn Roppolo M.D., Walter Green, M.D., and Dustin Williams, M.D., this premier, fully accredited Residency Training Program has been structured to prepare its graduates for careers in every aspect of emergency medicine from clinical practice to academics and fellowship training.

Highlights of Training

  • The Basics: The broad base of training includes our new state-of-the-art Parkland Memorial Hospital and Children’s Healthâ„  Children’s Medical Center Dallas emergency departments that, as an integrated system, triage more than 240,000 adults and children annually.
  • Acuity: About one of every four patients treated in the Parkland ED is admitted. Similarly, the acuity of patient care in the Children’s ED is very high.
  • Pediatric EM: Pediatric EM board-certified faculty, as well as many of the adult EM faculty, supervise all EM resident patient care in one of the busiest children’s EDs in the country. Residents have an unusually strong opportunity to perform resuscitations, procedures, procedural sedations, etc.
  • Medical Toxicology: Board-certified or board-prepared Medical Toxicology faculty supervise the busy Medical Toxicology Service, including the very popular Medical Toxicology rotation for Emergency Medicine residents.
  • EMS/Disaster/Global Health: Thirteen EM faculty have special interest in these exciting areas of emergency medicine and provide lectures, training, and experiences, etc. Opportunities in ground and air transport are available. Residents can teach in the nationally accredited EMS education programs. Residents can participate in disaster response efforts. The Division has more than $1 million in grants to provide training in disaster education through the National Disaster Life Support Program. There are also opportunities for international electives.
  • Grants/Research: Emergency Medicine faculty are principal investigators on nearly $17 million in grants, including two NIH centers. One focuses on resuscitation research and the other on burn research.
  • Fellowships: There are fellowship opportunities in Medical Toxicology, Emergency Medical Services, Disaster and Global Health, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
  • Event Medicine: There are multiple opportunities for residents to participate in event medicine, including providing emergency medicine support alongside EM faculty for the Dallas Mavericks and Dallas Stars. Residents also can do event medicine for concert venues and the Texas Motor Speedway. Texas Motor Speedway has events with more than 100,000 in attendance.
  • Electives: There are multiple opportunities for electives in any area related to emergency medicine, etc. Residents also may choose to do an all-expense paid away rotation in international medicine in New Zealand in the EM3 year.