Prospective Residents

Benefits

In addition to a competitive stipend, Texas Health Fort Worth offers a variety of comprehensive benefits to residents and their dependents.

Stipend Information

Program Year Annual Rate (2021-2022)
PGY-1 $58,965
PGY-2 $61,785
PGY-3 $64,098

Insurance

Health, dental and life insurance for the resident and their family are provided. Medical malpractice insurance also is provided.

As Texas Health employees, residents have the option to purchase vision insurance and long- and short-term disability insurance.

Fee Coverage

License, certification, exam and membership fees are covered. This includes:

  • Resident Training License
  • DEA and DEA-X Licenses
  • In-Training Exam
  • Memberships to the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, Texas Medical Association and Tarrant County Medical Association
  • Trainings/Certifications (ACLS, BLS)

Paid Time Off

Residents are eligible to receive twenty (20) weekdays of paid time off (PTO) per academic year. PTO is available for any reason except for days off resulting from a work-related injury or illness or short-term or long-term disability, to which separate policies apply. Examples of PTO include vacation, non-work-related illness, illness of a dependent, bereavement (beyond what is allocated per Texas Health Resources policy), USMLE Step 3 testing and job/fellowship interviews. PTO days expire at the end of the academic year. All PTO requests must be approved by the program director prior to usage. 

Paid Parental Leave

Texas Health offers a Paid Parental Leave benefit that allows up to three (3) weeks of paid leave per year. This paid leave benefit is for eligible employees to bond with a newborn child or a placed child under 18 years of age.

Food Allowance

Residents will be provided food for conferences as needed and will be given a monthly food allowance for use in the hospital cafeteria.

Subscriptions and Textbooks

Subscriptions are provided for The Annals of Internal Medicine.

UpToDate is available from any computer on campus.

In their PGY-2 year, residents receive a personal copy of MKSAP Complete, the premium MKSAP package, which includes a full set of MKSAP print books and digital access, plus the MKSAP question bank, print and digital versions of Board Basics, digital flashcards and Virtual Dx.

Board Review Course

In preparation for the medicine board certifying examination, the program will provide graduating residents the opportunity to attend an internal medicine board review course.

Professional Meetings

Residents are encouraged to attend professional meetings. Allowances are available at the discretion of the program director. Financial support is available to residents presenting a lecture, abstract or poster at a regional or national meeting. At the discretion of the program director, residents may be provided with time away as professional development to present at a regional or national meeting.

Coats and Scrubs

Two monogrammed white coats and scrubs are provided to residents at the initial orientation and one additional monogrammed white coat and set of scrubs will be provided for each subsequent training year to follow.

Parking

Residents are provided with access to free parking in lots on hospital premises.

Employee Discounts

Residents receive discounts for shopping, travel and more through the Texas Health Employee Discount Program.

Taxi Service

Taxi services are offered to residents who feel they are too fatigued to drive themselves home after a shift. Vouchers for transportation may be requested through New Innovations or by contacting the program coordinator. Transportation is a 24/7 service paid for by the GME office.

Employee Assistance Program

Texas Health provides a confidential Employee Assistance Program that offers assessment, short-term counseling and referral services, crisis response, assistance with locating available childcare, health and wellness incentives, financial services and legal assistance.

Retirement Plan

Residents have the option to participate in the employer-sponsored 401(k) retirement plan. After one year of service, Texas Health will match contributions up to six (6) percent of an employee’s pay as long as the employee contributes two (2) percent or more of eligible pay to the plan. The matching contribution from Texas Health is $0.75 for each dollar contributed, up to six (6) percent of eligible pay.

How to Apply

We invite you to apply to our program via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our program participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and adheres to its policies and guidelines. 

For an application to be considered complete and eligible for review, the following documents are required:

  • Application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Medical school transcript
  • Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • USMLE or COMLEX transcripts
  • Personal statement – please note that additional weight is given to personal statements that specifically express a desire to be part of the Texas Health Fort Worth Internal Medicine residency program
  • Three letters of recommendation

Once your application is complete, we will contact you via Thalamus if we wish to invite you for an interview. Our interview season will run from November through January. All interviews for the 2021-2022 season will be conducted virtually, and applicants will have an option to tour our facility in person and meet faculty in a non-evaluated setting.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants will be selected based on preparedness, ability, and interest in the program without regard to race, creed, gender or sexual preference. Aptitude, academic credentials, personal characteristics and ability to communicate will be strongly considered in the selection process.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible for appointment to the program:

  1. Graduates of medical schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
  2. Graduates of colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association on Osteopathic College Accreditation (AOACOCA).
  3. Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who meet one of the following qualifications:
  4. Have a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) or
  5. Have a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States licensing jurisdiction in which the program is located.

Appointment Requirements

After matching, applicants must:

  • Undergo a criminal background check and pre-employment drug screening
  • Submit to a health screening and provide necessary immunization documentation
  • Submit proof of successful medical school graduation
  • Meet eligibility requirements to obtain a State of Texas training license
  • Supply proof of ECFMG certification (international medical graduates only)
  • Provide updated USMLE/COMLEX results
  • Sign the Graduate Medical Education Training Agreement
  • Attend orientation
Frequently Asked Questions
  • Does the program sponsor Visas?

    Currently, the program is not sponsoring any visas. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.

  • What are the requirements for applicants to the program?

    United States Graduates: Candidates for admission to the residency program must have received the degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from an accredited U.S. medical school. Graduates who have already completed some training at other institutions are also considered.

    International Medical Graduates (IMGs): To be considered for an interview for these training tracks, an applicant must have passed both parts I and II of the USM LE, passed USMLE Step II CS (pursue one of the eligibility pathways explained below), and preferably have clinical experience (at least one month) at an accredited institution in the United States, Canada or Europe. An ECFMG status report will be required.

    To apply to the Internal Medicine residency, IMGs must hold a current ECFMG certificate (issued by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates).

    Due to the suspension of step 2 CS during the COVID-19 pandemic, some IMG were not able to obtain their ECFMG certificate. IMG applicants without an ECFMG certificate should review the eligibility pathways on the ECFMG website (ecfmg.org) and make sure they meet all the criteria prior to application. For more information about eligibility, please review How to Apply.

  • How do I apply to your program?

    The Internal Medicine residency program at Texas Health Fort Worth participates in the National Resident Matching Program (NRPM) and only accepts applications through ERAS.

  • How many PGY1 positions are available?

    There are 10 categorical positions.

  • Do you have a minimum USMLE score?

    We have no fixed minimum score for application. Performance on both Step 1 and 2 scores is reviewed, and the majority of candidates invited to interview have scored above the national average.

  • Do you accept COMLEX scores and if so, what is the minimal acceptable score?

    We consider both COMLEX and USMLE scores. As with USMLE scores, there is no minimum required for application, however the majority of candidates invited to interview have a three-digit score of 550 or greater on COMLEX.

  • Should I apply to your program if I failed the USMLE or COMLEX on a prior attempt?

    In most situations, we require passage of the USMLE or COMLEX on the first try. All applications are reviewed, however the number of attempts at passing the USMLE is strongly considered.

  • Do you require USMLE Step 2 prior to interviewing and/or ranking?

    Step 2 is not required prior to interviewing. Passing USMLE Step 2 is required prior to beginning residency. Therefore, all candidates are encouraged to be scheduled to take Step 2 prior to ranking in February.

  • What documents are required for application?

    For a ‘complete’ application to be reviewed, we require the following documents:

    • Application
    • Curriculum vitae
    • Medical school transcript
    • Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
    • USMLE or COMLEX transcripts
    • Personal statement
    • Three letters of recommendation

  • What is the latest date for submission of applications?

    Applications submitted via ERAS are reviewed until November 1 or until our interview slots are full. We encourage applicants to apply early in the application season.

  • When are interviews scheduled?

    Our interview season is typically November through January.

  • Once I get an invitation to interview, what information will be sent to me?

    We invite candidates via email through Thalamus for interviews. This year, all interviews will be conducted virtually. Once a candidate has been notified that they are invited for an interview and a date has been agreed upon, the candidate will receive a confirmation email containing more information.

  • How are applicants selected for an interview?

    Each application is carefully reviewed by a committee. Interview decisions are only made after review of all materials that have been submitted. Approximately 180 candidates for the Internal Medicine residency program are reviewed each year. Although we receive applications from many well-qualified candidates, it is not possible to interview all who apply. Every effort is made to notify applicants of their interview status in a timely manner.

  • When do new residents start?

    Orientation begins in the middle of June. Applicants are encouraged to avoid potential scheduling conflicts in the latter half of June, as attendance at orientation is mandatory.

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