ARLINGTON, Texas — Fifty-two new physicians in-training will be joining Texas Health Resources graduate medical education (GME) programs in July.
The new physicians will undertake their residency training at four campuses — Texas Health Dallas (Internal Medicine), Texas Health Fort Worth (General Surgery, Internal Medicine), and a combined program at Texas Health Denton, and Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford (Internal Medicine).
Forty-five of the physicians will be joining the Texas Health as first-year residents through the National Match Day process; another seven physicians are joining the programs in subsequent post-graduate training years.
Match Day 2022, which fell on March 18, is an event in which the national residency program pairs senior medical school students with training hospitals. It is marked by celebrations at medical schools nationwide.
“For most medical students, Match Day is a day of excitement because they are headed to the next phase of their journeys, and they are going someplace they have chosen and are excited about,” said Hilary F. Ryder, M.D., MS, FACP, FHM, HEC-C, Academic Chair and Internal Medicine Residency Program Director for Texas Health Fort Worth.
Residency programs are designed to give physicians hands-on clinical experience and academic training as they start their medical careers.
“This is the crystallization of a dream,” said Enrique Rincon, M.D., FACP MSMEd, Academic Chair and Internal Medicine Residency Program Director at the combined program at Texas Health Denton and Texas Health HEB.
Texas Health continues to expand its GME platform to help grow the region’s physician workforce. The internal medicine residencies at Texas Health Fort Worth and Texas Health Denton/Texas Health Hurst-Euless-Bedford are new programs for 2022 which will be training a total of 34 physicians this year. Texas Health’s multi-year investment in GME is a mission-driven effort to increase the health of North Texas communities by training and retaining the physicians needed to address national and state shortages in the physician workforce.
“We are trying to bring people in after medical school and have them stay in our community,” Ryder said.
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 www.TexasHealth.org.