Letter from the Chairman
|Mark Feldman, M.D., MACP
Dear Prospective Applicant:
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, located in North Dallas, is a teaching hospital committed to improving the health of the people in the communities we serve. This is also the mission of the Department of Internal Medicine at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. To that end, we have recruited talented and dedicated faculty to develop in our residents the skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to provide excellent care. This care includes health promotion, disease prevention, and management of acute and chronic diseases, including intensive care of critically ill patients.
Since the late 1970s, the faculty members and the house staff have worked together to develop a rich and diverse curriculum. The curriculum provides a broad spectrum of learning, yet allows the resident to build upon this fundamental core of knowledge and pursue either a subspecialty track, a primary care track, or a hospitalist track. The curriculum allows the resident to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to maintain a systematic and continuous process of self-learning, including critical analysis of the medical literature and medical statistics. The curriculum also provides the resident with exposure to other areas of medicine including neurology, dermatology, emergency medicine, and allergy and immunology. Medical students rotating from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School also give the residents ample opportunity to teach.
The Department of Medicine has more than 100 full-time and part-time faculty. The faculty serve as admitting and teaching attendings as well as consultants on the subspecialty services. The faculty guide the residents as they care for patients yet know the importance of giving them autonomy. There is excellent rapport between our faculty and the housestaff. The Department of Internal Medicine at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas provides all categorical internal medicine residents exposure to clinical research. I hope you will be able to visit our campus so that you may better appreciate our program, see our facilities, including our new bed tower and residents' clinic, and meet the faculty and house staff. I look forward to hearing from you.
Mark Feldman, M.D., MACP
William O. Tschumy Chairman, Department of Internal Medicine
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical School