Parkland Requirements and Supplemental Information
Parkland Health & Hospital System also has several documents/forms for you to complete in order to become appointed by Parkland. You will receive communication from Parkland’s GME office as well as a system called MedHub, detailing the documents and forms that are required prior to your start date. It is important that you complete these as quickly as possible so as not to delay your start date.
The anticipated due date for all PHHS required documents is two weeks from the date you received the email from MedHub. This will be updated as more information becomes available.
Below are some of the more important items that must be completed before you start rotations on July 1st:
- Occupational Health (OH) to-do items (e.g. drug screening, TB testing, etc.) will need to be completed before you can begin rotations on July 1st. All OH to-do items will be handled for ALL new interns on the first day of Orientation, June 20th. However, you must also upload current immunization records and complete the ‘ReadySet questionnaire’ prior to June 20th. More details on how to do all that will be forwarded to all incoming interns in the near future – in the meantime, get copies of immunization records ready.
- On June 20th, the PHHS GME Office will email each new trainee their Parkland user ID and temporary password. At that time, you will be given access to Pathways, which hosts all of our required PHHS training modules. ALL training modules must be completed prior to June 29th in order to be cleared to start July 1st. A lot of the training modules are timed, so please ensure you spend the appropriate amount of time in each module, otherwise, you will not receive credit and you will need to redo the module.
- The PHHS GME office will email your resident agreement for signature via Adobe E-sign on, or around, the beginning of June. Reminder, once you have signed your agreement it is your responsibility to upload a copy of it to MedHub. Should we have any questions regarding any documentation you submitted, we will email you.
- Up-to-date BLS and ACLS certification is required of all incoming trainees, and we DO NOT offer the training as part of orientation, so make sure to sign up for BLS & ACLS certification (or re-certification if yours will expire soon). Med Schools usually offer certification classes or to see what class dates/times are available in your area, check out AHA website (and in-person classes are required).
- Although you matched under UT Southwestern, you are PAID by Parkland Hospital, and all your benefits are through Parkland Hospital. Your first official start date is June 20th, and you will receive your first paycheck on July 10, 2018 (so plan accordingly). You will be given access to PeopleSoft on June 20th so you can sign up for direct deposit. However, direct deposit may take up to two pay periods before it becomes effective so a paper check will be mailed to you at the address listed in Peoplesoft (i.e. make sure to provide a permanent resident address, not your med school apartment address, when Lynne requests that information. If you don’t know your Dallas area address at the time of Lynne’s request, simply enter in a trusted family member or friend’s permanent address - someone you trust to receive and keep your paychecks for you). You can then update your address in Peoplesoft once you have a Dallas address.
For further information on Parkland appointment requirements, please refer to the emails sent to you from the Parkland GME office, as well as any emails you receive from MedHub. Should you need to reach the Parkland GME Office, you may do so by calling 214-590-8058 or PHHSGraduateMedicalEducation@phhs.org.