Message from the Program Director

Choosing Family Medicine as your specialty is one of the best and the most gratifying decision one can make, and where to complete your Residency training is likely one of the most important decisions of your career. With all the changes in the fast paced field of medicine and in medical education, choosing is a challenge. I hope our website is a start to getting you the information you need to decide whether your goals can be met by our UT Southwestern Family Medicine Residency Program.

Our residency program is unique, offering the best of both University and Community Hospital and Ambulatory clinic settings for your learning. Our residents train at the Dallas County Parkland Health and Hospital System, Children’s Healthâ„  Children’s Medical CenterTexas Health Presbyterian-Dallas Hospital and the William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital as well as at multiple outpatient teaching and private clinics in the community. Rotations are structured to maximize your patient contact, learning, and skill acquisition, but also to minimize time away from your family. We not only focus on your clinical interests, but also on your own wellbeing during training. Our very diverse and supportive faculty with varied skills-sets are always available to guide and teach you clinically, while our robust research core helps with your community based scholarly projects.

UT Southwestern physicians provide medical care in 40 specialties to nearly 92,000 hospitalized patients, oversee more than 2 million outpatient visits, and train more than 4,500 students, residents, and fellows each year. The high volume and full scope of specialty care available for teaching at the different clinical sites combined with close contact with a large, active Family Medicine faculty makes designing your individual learning experience easy.

We look forward to meeting you and filling in many more of the details about our unique program. We are one in the heart of the major academic Medical Center in Dallas, but with a Community focus.


Zubair Syed, M.D.
Associate Professor and Program Director