Visiting Medical Students

Hosting Visiting Medical Students

Texas Health is a system where students and residents can learn, practice and grow. Graduate medical education programs at Texas Health are rooted in strong academic rigor and are facilitated by faculty with the depth and breadth of real-world experience needed to create a well-rounded education for students and residents. These programs combine faculty experience with hands-on clinical and educational opportunities in state-of-the-art facilities, where staff is eager to welcome those following a calling to practice medicine. The Texas Health Fort Worth Internal Medicine Residency Program hosts medical students from TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine for their required internal medicine clerkship rotations.

Texas Health Resources also is part of a regional integrated health network with UT Southwestern, Southwestern Health Resources, which leverages the strength of the two healthcare systems in a shared mission of improving the health and well-being of North Texans.

Sub-internships

Fourth-year medical students from TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) and other allopathic and osteopathic medical schools come to Texas Health Fort Worth for medicine and intensive care sub-internships. Students participating in sub-internships are integrated into the day-to-day workflow of the team, seeing patients and participating in multi-disciplinary rounds, and they attend educational rounds and conferences of their ward teams. The students receive mentorship on cases they present in oral and written formats, and attend student-specific teaching sessions provided by the medical education faculty.

Application Information for TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine or TCOM Students

If you are a medical student at TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine or TCOM and are interested in a rotation at Texas Health Fort Worth, please contact your school’s coordinator. Please allow at least three months to complete the process of applying.

Application Instructions for Students of Other Schools

Medical students from other allopathic or osteopathic medical schools in the U.S. who will have completed their third-year internal medicine clerkship may apply for a fourth-year sub-internship in medicine or intensive care at Texas Health Fort Worth by contacting the Texas Health Fort Worth Internal Residency Program coordinator and following the process below. Please allow six months to complete the process of applying.

  1. Availability: Send an email request to the Texas Health Fort Worth International Medicine Residency Program coordinator for a list of open rotations. If there are openings that align with your schedule, proceed to next step.
  2. Academic Approval: Complete the rotation application and submit it, along with supporting documents, to the program coordinator. Required supporting documents include:
    1. Rotation application
    2. Medical school transcript
    3. USMLE/COMLEX transcripts
    4. Clinical evaluation or grade letter from internal medicine rotation
  3. Clinical Approval: Once you have received academic approval, you will need to submit required materials for clinical approval to the Texas Health Fort Worth Medical Staff Office. Required documents for clinical approval include:
    1. Letter of good standing from your medical school dean's office indicating you are a fourth-year medical student in good standing
    2. Statement from your medical school verifying completion of a background check and recent drug screen
    3. Statement from your medical school verifying liability coverage covered by your institution during the rotation
    4. Verification of vaccinations as required by Texas Health Resources
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