Family Medicine Residency Program

Family medicine residents' group photo


  • To provide excellent primary care to individuals and families
  • To train culturally competent physicians to serve underserved populations throughout North Texas
  • To conduct clinical and community participatory research that positively impacts patient outcomes

Program Overview

The UT Southwestern Department of Family and Community Medicine offers 14 positions through the resident match each year. Ten positions are offered through our Parkland Track which serves the indigent population of Dallas County, and four positions are offered through our Southwestern Health Resources Track which mainly serves the privately insured.


Residents in both tracks also share common elements in their training listed below. 

Procedure Training and Workshops

    • Ultra Sound
    • Skin and Nail
    • Casting
    • EMB
    • Colposcopy
    • LARC
    • OMM
    • Vasectomies
    • Paracentesis
    • Thoracentesis
    • Lumbar Puncture

FM Grand Rounds

During their PGY3 year, our residents are given the opportunity to disseminate their research or focus on an area of interest. The FM Grand Rounds provide an updated scientific knowledge foundation which will enhance diagnosis and treatment in the care of our patients. Expert panelists are invited to help discuss the most evidence- based patient management and lead discussion following the resident lecture.  These talks are AAFP CME approved and open to the whole campus and community physicians.

Special Interest Areas

Community Action Research Experience (CARE)

Community Action Research Experience (CARE) is a program designed to train family medicine residents in community action research and equip them with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to adequately engage their community and at the same time care for underserved populations, thereby reducing health disparities in the Dallas County area. It was born out of the concern that current training models may not adequately prepare practicing physicians to partner with and impact the health of their communities.

Integrative Medicine

The Integrative Medicine in Residency (IMR) track is a longitudinal curriculum of 200 hours of online modules offered through the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, who are the pioneers in Integrative Medicine education for physicians and physicians in training. This track is offered for four residents in each class starting in their PGY2 year who demonstrate a strong interest for the study of complementary and alternative medicine in primary care. In addition to completing the 200 hours of modules, attendance at a monthly discussion group/journal club meeting is also required for this track. Residents completing the track retain access to the modules for one year after graduation, and receive a certificate of completion. 

Global Health 

Departmental Distinction Opportunities

Residents can also obtain a Departmental Distinction in an area of their own interest within family medicine. To obtain this distinction, a resident's scholarly project, grand rounds presentation and electives must focus on this area of interest.