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Requirements for Appointment at Parkland Health & Hospital System

  • House Staff Officer, as a condition of their appointment with Parkland Health & Hospital System, must at all times remain in good academic standing with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas training program.
  • Must have matched or joined The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dallas residency or fellowship program and be appointed to Parkland Health & Hospital System.
  • As defined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, applicants with one of the following qualifications are eligible for appointment to accredited residency programs at Parkland Health & Hospital System.
    • Graduates of Medical Schools in the United States and Canada accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
    • Graduates of Colleges of osteopathic medicine in the United States accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
  • Graduates of medical schools outside the United States and Canada who meet the following qualifications:
    • Have received a currently valid certificate from the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and
    • Have an ECFMG sponsored J-1 visa.
  • All House Staff members must maintain, through the duration of their contracts, a valid license or permit (medical and dental, as appropriate) in the State of Texas.

Parkland Health & Hospital System Graduate Medical Education program is based on six core competencies as described by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).



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