The new Emergency Medicine Residency at Medical City Arlington is an engaging and dynamic evidence-based program designed to provide the trainee with high quality instruction and experience in emergency medicine. The primary goal of our program is to teach well-rounded physicians to provide outstanding emergency medical care in an efficient and compassionate manner in order to prepare them for lifelong careers in emergency medicine. Our Emergency Medicine faculty provide high-quality patient care with years of experience in emergency medicine. Each is dedicated to educating and mentoring residents through didactic, clinical, and research experiences. The program is thirty-six months in duration.
David Saloum, MD, Program Director
Our residency is structured to encourage a resident’s mastery of the knowledge, clinical skills and attitudes essential for the effective practice of emergency medicine. Residents are provided the opportunity to develop their clinical maturity, judgment and technical ability under the guidance and supervision of highly experienced community-based attending staff who also serve as Clinical Faculty with several schools of medicine. Residents experience an increasing degree of patient care responsibilities in a high volume, demographically diverse emergency department in several of our medical centers under the Consortium. In addition, the residency offers a unique opportunity to broaden individual interests through exposure to a variety of emergency medicine related activities, including field operations, international medicine, EM administration, EM ultrasound, pediatric EM, and various research opportunities.
Patient Care Experience
Medical City Arlington is a Level II Trauma Center, designated by the Texas Department of State health Services, making it the first and only hospital in Arlington to achieve this distinguished classification. There are 56 beds in the Ed and a 24 bed Neuro ICU for head or spine injuries. The hospital is equipped to treat traumatic injuries, pediatric emergencies, neurological conditions, as well as less complex diagnoses. The hospital is also a Primary Stroke Center and Accredited Chest Pain Center. The ED volume is high with over 96,000 patients seen in 2019. Residents will also have the opportunity to train at Medical City North Hills and Denton with both ED volumes are over 40,000 patients each in 2019r. Medical City Children’s will provide the pediatric ED and ICU experience with over 90,000 ED patients.
Our program has a very close relationship with the other GME Programs: Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, OB/Gyn, Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology and Gastroenterology. As such, our residents are exposed to the breadth and depth of a vast amount of disease processes with collaborative education under our Consortium model.
- Excellent, well-rounded clinical experience in all areas of Emergency Medicine
- Hands on teaching approach
- Dedicated, experienced teaching faculty
- Emphasis on bedside training
We believe the best way to learn medicine is one patient at a time, treating the whole patient, not the symptom. Our formal didactic curriculum continues throughout the three-year residency and includes an exceptional series of grand rounds; board review conference with an extensive collection of practice questions; evidence-based journal club; weekly ambulatory conference, and other related conferences to round out a resident’s education.
Our faculty members teaching approach help residents grow professionally and personally into fine physicians. They are eager to share their knowledge and experience with you.
Intubation and Ultrasound as well as other procedural skills will be taught during workshops conducted throughout the academic year at our Simulation Center.
Salary and Stipend*
- PGY 1: $52,934
- PGY 2: $54,506
- PGY 3: $56,212
Residents also receive a stipend of $950 per year for on-call meals. Residents receive 20 days of paid time off which can be used for vacation, personal needs, sick time and holidays.
* These amounts are subject to taxation.
Residents in ACGME accredited programs have many of the same benefits as regular HCA employees. However, there are differences in the retirement plans and the leave policy for residents.
Medical City Arlington provides a comprehensive list of personal benefits.
Benefits include, but are not limited to, the following:
- 401k plan
- Basic health insurance
- Professional liability insurance
- Options for dependent health, dental and life insurance
- (2) personalized lab coats are provided at the beginning of each contract year
- Annual meal stipend
- Work phone and laptop at the beginning of your training
- UWorld Step 3 provided to all PGY1
- Up to 20 business days (Monday-Friday) of holiday, vacation, professional, sick, or other leave is provided as paid time off (PTO)
- Dedicated education and research center
- 8,500 square feet includes computer lab, house staff library, and stocked dining area
- On-site call room with stocked kitchen, separate male and female sleep rooms by program, private individual showers, 2 computer stations
- Day care and flexible spending account
- Complimentary parking
- ACLS, BLS and PALS renewal