Residency Program

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


A Message from the Program Director

“Investing in primary care-oriented health care systems has been shown to achieve overall better health outcomes, more health equity, and lower costs. At UTSW we train the next generation of the Family Physicians workforce in all facets of primary care with the flexibility to focus on your interests. We love what we do and teach, and invite you to join us.”
Zubair Syed, M.D.

By the Numbers

320
Graduates since inception

24%
Residents from underrepresented minorities

69%
Female residents

79%
Nonwhite residents

64%
Female faculty

80%
Nonwhite faculty

20
Full-time physician teaching faculty

33%
DO residents

19
Resident research projects presented at national conferences in 2019-2020

9
Residents with children


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.