During the first semester, students accepted into the SERV Program will commit to volunteering two 4-hour shifts per week, one in the Emergency Department and one in another department of the hospital. Students must complete 100-hours by the end of the first semester as a demonstration of a commitment to service, punctuality and professionalism in a healthcare setting.
Please Note: This program is offered only at Texas Health Dallas.
If they successfully complete the first portion of the program, SERV Students will be given the privilege to shadow various physicians on the medical staff at Texas Health Dallas during the second semester. Program requirements for the second semester include being punctual, professional and accommodating with the fluid schedules of the physicians.
Program benefits will include:
- Hands-on experience in a clinical setting
- Opportunity to shadow physicians from any of the 15+ specialties associated with SERV
- Free drinks
- Free parking
- Free annual flu shots
In order to be considered for the SERV Program, students must meet the following criteria. There are no exceptions.
- Plan on entering the healthcare industry in some capacity
- Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
- Have a Social Security number
- Have completed high school or earned a GED by orientation
- Attend the MANDATORY orientation for the applicable SERV rotation:
- Be able to commit to 13 continuous weeks of volunteering, starting the day after orientation
- Submit two completed reference forms at the time of your round two interview (see link below)
- Not be a Texas Health Dallas employee
In addition to these non-negotiable requirements, there are several factors that can help make your application more competitive. Availability is extremely important for both semesters, but especially so during the first semester because flexibility with dates and times ensures that we will be able to fit you into the SERV schedule. Important factors are:
- Having mornings free during the second semester will allow you to be able to take full advantage of shadowing opportunities, as most shadowing shifts are in the morning
- A consistent schedule and making the decision to prioritize SERV above other commitments and responsibilities will also go a long way
- We value a positive attitude and previous experience in any setting that demonstrates your people skills and ability to interact with patients, customers, and anyone else you may encounter
- Experience in a clinical setting is not a requirement, but it will help make your application stand out by showing us that you are committed to the healthcare industry and capable of showing professionalism in a healthcare setting
If you are interested in the SERV Program but are unable to make the time commitment at this time, we advise you to apply in the future when your schedule clears up. Applications for future rotations will open and close as listed:
Summer/Fall Rotation (June-December)
- Opens December 16
- Closes January 31
Spring/Summer Rotation (January-August)
- Opens August 15
- Closes September 30
Important SERV Program Update:
Thank you all for your willingness to serve our community at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas. With the recent COVID-19 outbreak, our priority is to ensure the safety and health of our patients, volunteers, physicians, and staff. While the current situation is extremely fluid and ever-changing, Texas Health Dallas hopes to have its doors open to volunteers towards the summer. Nevertheless, THD Volunteer Services staff and the SERV leadership team will continue to provide all current and prospective SERV volunteers with updates as they become available.
Considering the impact of the COVID-19 on our local area, SERV will not be conducting a Fall 2020/Spring 2021 application cycle at this time. The Spring/Summer 2021 application will open on August 15, 2020. If you have been recently admitted for the Summer/Fall 2020 Rotation, please check your email for details regarding how we are moving forward.
We urge you to keep up-to-date with this THD SERV weblink and the CDC recommendations as we all play our part to ensure the health and safety of the community.
Each applicant invited to Round 2 of the interview process MUST bring in two completed and sealed reference forms at the time of his/her in-person interview, no exceptions. The person writing the reference form must sign across the seal of the envelope. Additionally, each applicant invited to Round 2 of the interview process MUST bring in their updated immunization record.
The application for the Summer/Fall 2020 Rotation is now closed.