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Residency Program

Announcement Regarding the 2020-2021 Interview Season

Dear applicants,

The Department of Emergency Medicine Residency Program will be conducting interviews virtually for the 2020-2021 interview season. Traditionally, we host our interview dinners at residents' households with food catered from local BBQ joints and favorite Texas beverages. The dinners are followed by a conventional interview day with breakfast tacos (a Texas staple), resident-led tour of Parkland Hospital, and several interviews with residents and renowned faculty. Our residents look forward to interview season as a time to interact with applicants on a personal level, connect with co-residents, and reminisce on their own interview experience that ultimately led them to UT Southwestern. Although we will miss sharing this in-person experience with you, we hope to develop a comprehensive virtual interview day that shows you all the reasons why we love our program. We understand that these are unprecedented times and there can be a lot of angst surrounding the uncertainties imposed by COVID-19 on the interview process. We hope that making our interview process virtual will help minimize these uncertainties, ease the burden of costly travel, and most importantly keep everyone healthy. We hope to see you, albeit virtually, during the interview season! Please feel free to reach out to me for any questions regarding our program or the interview process in general.

Ty Stannard, M.D.
Chief Resident

Why Train at UT Southwestern

The UT Southwestern Department of Emergency Medicine Residency Program is a three-year program, fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. Under the direction of Dustin Williams, M.D., Robert Barnes, M.D., Walter Green, M.D., Jedidiah Leaf, M.D., and Melissa Smith, M.D., our renowned residency program is structured to prepare graduates for careers in all aspects of emergency medicine.

The Emergency Medicine Residency Program enrolled its first class of 16 residents in 1997. Since then, class size has expanded multiple times, first in 2006 to 19 residents, then again in 2015 to its current size of 22. As of 2019, our program has graduated 354 emergency medicine physicians with many graduates becoming involved in the leadership and medical direction of emergency departments and emergency medical services systems.

The primary objective of our residency program is to provide an excellent, comprehensive experience and exposure to high-quality emergency medicine and its many subspecialties. This is accomplished by reinforcing the principles of sound patient care, procedural expertise, strong clinical and conference teaching, innovative research and academic writing, and humanistic and ethical considerations. The goal is to mold well-balanced emergency physicians that excel in academics, community settings, and various fellowships across the country.