Residency Program

Our trainees engage in collaborative learning across the spectrum of Family Medicine.


"I am very grateful to complete this residency and have truly appreciated support from my mentors and advisors. I have made lasting friendships and will always appreciate the opportunity to have trained here."

"I think this is a great residency program and had the supportive environment that I was looking for."

"This program was my first choice rank and I'm glad I ended up here. I felt very supported. It was a great opportunity to work with underserved communities. I hope to take with me what I've learned and continue to learn more in my future career."

"Training was very comprehensive. I feel very comfortable with most procedures, I am confident in my medical knowledge and clinical abilities, and also reassured in my ability to interpret clinical data."

"Residency during a pandemic with two young children was a new level hardship for me, but I received the most support anyone could hope for from their residency program. I was very nervous returning to residency after spending 5 years in the military and not having practiced inpatient medicine for almost 7 years. I am leaving feeling very competent and confident as an attending physician. I haven't for a single moment regretted how I structured my rank list. From the bottom of my heart, thank you all so much."

"This program was life changing. I had so many opportunities to learn. I really appreciate the independent learning style this program provided. I had the ability for a well-rounded positive experience without the fear of failure."

"I loved my time in residency, if I could go back in time I would rank UTSW 1st again! Thank you for letting me train here! Thank you for supporting me breastfeeding/pumping!"

"I felt I was part of the team from the first step in the building and am grateful for the opportunities afforded to me to learn and mature into a well-rounded physician."

By the Numbers

Graduates since inception

Residents from underrepresented minorities

Female residents

Nonwhite residents

Female faculty

Nonwhite faculty

Full-time physician teaching faculty

DO residents

Resident research projects presented at national conferences in 2019-2023


Program History

1974 – The Department of Family and Community Medicine is established. 
1996 – The UT Southwestern Family Medicine Residency Program is established and recruits its first class of residents.
2002 – The UT Southwestern Family Medicine Residency Program merges with the St. Paul Family Medicine Residency Program and forms two clinical tracks:

  • St. Paul Family Medicine Track
  • Parkland Family Medicine Track

2005 – The residency program shifts to one track, the Parkland Family Medicine Track, with continuity clinic centered at Parkland Family Medicine Clinic with 10 positions per year.

2017 – The residency program expands to a 14-position per year program with a new partnership with Texas Health Resources Presbyterian Hospital Dallas (THD). This is the first academic program to launch in an alliance with Texas Health Resources, resulting in a new Family Medicine Residency clinic and many unique educational experiences for our residents. The program forms two clinical tracks:

  • Parkland Family Medicine Practice
  • Southwestern Health Resources Practice

2020 – The residency program re-integrates from two distinct clinical practice to one program with diverse experiences across county, academic, private and community clinical settings.

Our program has graduated more than 320 residents who have confidently entered private outpatient practice, hospital medicine, urgent care, a variety of fellowships, and academic medicine in the Dallas area and beyond.