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Gastroenterology Program Training Sites

Clinical training is centered about four main teaching sites: Parkland Memorial Hospital, University Hospitals, and Dallas VA Medical Center. Each offers a different patient population with a different face of gastroenterology and hepatology practice. This diverse clinical exposure ensures that the trainee will experience a wide spectrum of gastrointestinal and hepatology pathology.

Parkland Memorial Hospital

Parkland Memorial Hospital

Parkland Health & Hospital System is our primary teaching hospital. It first opened its doors in 1894 and has always served the indigent population of Dallas County. It is now one of the largest public hospital systems in the country. Since the initial affiliation of the Medical School with Parkland in the 1940s, the county hospital has provided an amazing spectrum of pathology in which to serve those in need and to learn. Regardless of one’s discipline, the clinical experience at Parkland is simply tremendous. The new hospital, which was completed in 2015, has 862 beds and is equipped with the latest in medical technologies. Services include a Level I Trauma Center and the second-largest civilian burn center in the U.S.

University Hospitals

William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital

William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital and Zale Lipshy Pavilion—William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital make up our university practice, with the bulk of our clinical activity occurring in the former hospital. Clements was newly constructed in 2014 and carries 460 beds. It serves as a tertiary referral center for complex cases and is recognized as a leading center in North Texas for heart, lung, liver, kidney, and bone marrow transplantation.

Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Photo: Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center

The Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center is the central piece of the VA North Texas Health Care System, the VA’s second largest health care system. The hospital has 289 acute care beds and one of the largest VA dialysis units in the country.