September 20, 2021
Hospitals offer hands-on training, experience for next generation of physicians

ARLINGTON, Texas — Texas Health Resources is pleased to welcome the next generation of physicians with two new internal medicine residency programs. The Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education granted approval for an internal medicine residency program at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and a combined program at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford.

“This is an exciting opportunity that plays a big role in the future of medicine in North Texas and nationwide,” said Andrew Masica, M.D., MSCI, Texas Health's senior vice president and chief medical officer of Reliable Health. 

The three-year programs, which start accepting residents in 2022, are intended to give physicians academic training and hands-on experience as they start their careers. Twenty residents will be selected each year for the combined program at Texas Health Denton and Texas Health HEB, with 10 residents chosen each year at Texas Health Fort Worth.

“We’re excited to welcome the best and the brightest young internal medical talent to the Texas Health team,” said Hilary Ryder, M.D., program director, internal medicine, Texas Health Fort Worth.

“In a region growing as fast as North Texas, building and training a pipeline of medical talent is imperative to caring for the communities we serve,” said Enrique Rincon, M.D., program director, internal medicine, Texas Health HEB and Denton.

The Texas Health graduate medical education (GME) programs currently available include three internal medicine residencies (a primary care specialty identified as an area of physician workforce need) and a general surgery residency.

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, the United States could see an estimated shortage of between 37,800 and 124,000 physicians by 2034, including shortfalls in both primary and specialty care.

“GME helps address the shortage of physicians and increases access to care for North Texans,” Masica said.

Texas Health has a longstanding commitment to GME. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas established its internal medicine residency program in the late 1970s, and more recently, Texas Health Fort Worth began its general surgery residency program in 2021.

“Training new physicians will help us continue our mission to improve health in the communities we serve,” Masica said.

Follow this link for more information about all the GME programs offered at Texas Health.

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About Texas Health Resources

Texas Health Resources is a faith-based, nonprofit health system that cares for more patients in North Texas than any other provider. With a service area that consists of 16 counties and more than 7 million people, the system is committed to providing quality, coordinated care through its Texas Health Physicians Group and 29 hospital locations under the banners of Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley. Texas Health access points and services, ranging from acute-care hospitals and trauma centers to outpatient facilities and home health and preventive services, provide the full continuum of care for all stages of life. The system has more than 4,100 licensed hospital beds, 6,400 physicians with active staff privileges and more than 26,000 employees. For more information about Texas Health, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit  

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