The Family Medicine Residency Program at Medical City Fort Worth is dedicated to training family physicians who are excellent clinicians, community and national leaders, and advocates of health care in North Texas. Our core goal is to reduce health disparities and improve health in our urban and suburban patient population.

Program Description

Our ACGME accredited Family Medicine Residency Program with Osteopathic recognition is committed to meeting the healthcare needs of patients in our metropolitan community with particular emphasis to those in urban and underserved populations of Fort Worth with a primary focus on providing care to those that are under-insured or uninsured. Texas has a shortage of primary care physicians, in a 2018 United Health Foundation, there were 156.7 active primary care physicians per 100,000/population. Many, if not most of the counties in Texas have health professional shortage areas (HPSA) or medically underserved areas (MUA) within them.

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In this program, residents will learn to evaluate, manage a wide variety of medical problems regardless of diagnosis, gender, age of the patient or severity of illness, while adhering to the standards of care in a model family medicine setting. Residents will have the opportunity to learn common inpatient procedures such as central line placement, ventilator management, intubations and common outpatient procedures such as exercise stress test, EKG, spirometry, ankle branchial index, musculoskeletal ultrasound, joint injection, soft tissue injection, IUD insertion, colposcopy, endometrial biopsy, Nexplanon insertion, skin biopsy, minor office surgery, audiogram, tympanogram, osteopathic manipulative treatment, nerve blocks, and prolotherapy.

Schedule

The program length is 36 months, consisting of 39 four-week clinical and educational blocks with a focus on both inpatient and outpatient setting. The training occurs in hospitals, ambulatory clinic, community health centers, and private offices of community attending physicians. Ambulatory clinical training will take place at a model family practice clinic located in Fort Worth and an easy 15-minute commute to the hospital for residents and patients. The ambulatory clinic experience will provide the resident with a continuing care exposure to a panel of private and government assisted patients. A core of full time board‐certified family physician faculty supervises all the resident’s clinical encounters.

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First-year residents (interns) will spend one half‐day of family medicine continuity clinic per week in the ambulatory clinic. PGY2-4 residents will spend on average 3 half days per week in the ambulatory clinic. The interns and resident’s skills and knowledge will be evaluated using ACGME approved competency-based evaluation system. This program is provided in affiliation with the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Continuity Clinic Locations

UNT Health Seminary Drive/Family Medicine Clinic

UNT Health Seminary Drive Family Medicine Clinic is organized to support family medicine resident continuity of care training. The clinic is located at 1305 E. Seminary Drive in the southeastern portion of Fort Worth. The Family Medicine Clinic has been serving our patients in Fort Worth since the 1960s. The patient population varies in terms of age, gender, ethnicity and maternity care. The clinic is a single family medicine group practice without other specialty competition on site. Our physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacist, behavioral health specialist, social worker and clinical staff provide lifelong primary care for adults and children of various ages, gender, and ethnicities, offering a team approach to healthcare. The association with UNT Health Science Center has allowed the clinic to stay technologically advanced with modern tools and equipment in order to better teach our residents and medical students as they prepare for the practice of medicine in the future.

UNT Health Pavilion

UNT Health Pavilion serves as an additional continuity clinic site for the integrated FM/ONMM resident program. This program is now dually accredited by AOA and ACGME. The program director is Dr. David Mason. The clinic is located at 855 Montgomery Street on the campus of UNT Health Science Center. The health pavilion has been serving our patients in Fort Worth since 2000. Our physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacist, social worker, behavioral health specialist and clinical staff provide lifelong primary care for adults and children of various ages, gender, ethnicities and healthcare disparities. Offering a team approach to healthcare, the pavilion offers additional specialty care onsite to best serve our patients.

Salary and Stipend

PGY 1: $52,770
PGY 2: $54,270
PGY 3: $55,770
PGY 4: $57,270

On-call meal allowance: $950

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Benefits

  • 401k option
  • Health insurance
  • 20 days paid vacation
  • Free parking
  • ACLS and BLS renewal
  • Online library access through UNT Health Science Center
  • Membership in American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians
  • Access to highly-acclaimed research mentors and research resources

Amenities

  • On-call meal allowance paid twice a year
  • Three white coats per year
  • Free dry cleaning for white coats

Audition Rotation Requests

If you are a medical student looking for an audition rotation, please go to the Medical City Fort Worth student page and apply through Clinician Nexus.

Application Procedures

Medical City Fort Worth will fill three PGY 1 positions in 2019. Residency candidate applications are accepted through ERAS from June to January. Audition rotations are scheduled from late August through early January.

Contact Us

Program Director: Esiquiel Olivarez, DO

Residency Coordinator: Kimberly Warfield, C-TAGME
kimberly.warfield@unthsc.edu

UNT Health Seminary Clinic
1305 E Seminary Drive
Fort Worth, TX 76115

Office: 817-735-2549
Fax: 817-923-5381