Curriculum

The broad base of knowledge and well-rounded experience you get at JPS gives you the flexibility to choose what type of medicine you practice and where. By graduation, residents are certified in ACLS, ATLS, NRP, PALS, and ALSO, and Advanced Wilderness Life Support is available. These are just some of the areas and procedures in which you can look forward to exceptional training:

  • Trauma care
  • Operative obstetrics
  • Resuscitation
  • Sonography
  • Advanced airway and ventilator management
  • Endoscopy and bronchoscopy
  • Central and arterial line placements
  • Arthrocentesis, paracentesis, thoracentesis, and chest tubes
  • Cardiovascular diagnostics
  • Needle and open biopsies
  • EPIC electronic medical records
  • Practice management
  • Tropical medicine

Underserved Populations
JPS Health Network is located in the inner-city of the Fort Worth-Dallas Metroplex and is the only health network in Tarrant County dedicated to caring for medically vulnerable populations.  From day one, you will be an integral part of our teams' efforts to care for those that need us most.

Rural Medicine
With so many people relying on them for medical care, rural physicians have to be ready for anything. At JPS, our rural medicine training program is recognized as one of the best in the country. You'll learn to handle internal medicine, ICU, emergency medicine,  procedures, orthopedics and obstetrics with complete confidence. Plus, residents routinely rotate through several small Texas communities with JPS alumni. It’s this kind of real-world experience that sets JPS (and our alumni) apart.

Global Medicine
Practicing medicine on a global scale comes with its own unique set of challenges and opportunities. On a given day, you might practice everything from first aid to obstetrics to emergency medicine. That’s why the training you receive at JPS is designed to help you be ready for anything. Doctors looking to specialize in global medicine have the opportunity to treat refugees from around the world in our International Health Clinic. Additionally, the Global Health Fellowship is available to residents seeking further training opportunities for careers in international or travel medicine. On top of the global health curriculum at JPS, residents may select international rotations with JPS faculty members in such diverse locations as Israel, Ghana, Thailand, Haiti and Central and South America.

Adult Medicine & Critical Care
Many residents consider adult medicine and critical care to be one of the best experiences. This is because JPS helps our residents obtain the confidence to diagnose and care for a diverse population with a variety of diseases rarely seen outside a public hospital. Residents also care for continuity patients alongside family medicine faculty on the family medicine inpatient teams.

Obstetrics
One of the hallmarks of the JPS Family Medicine Residency Program is maternity care. Historically, graduates practice OB without a fellowship. Operative obstetrics is emphasized in the 4-year maternal-child, rural and international medicine tracks.  Residents with this focus perform over 100 caesarean sections.

Pediatrics
Want to work with children? Start here. Over the years, pediatrics has become one of the strengths of our program. Our residents do rotations at both Children's Medical Center of Dallas and Cook Children’s in Fort Worth – two of the top pediatric hospitals in the world. The inpatient and emergency medicine rotations are some of the most popular resident experiences.

  • The pediatric hospitalist inpatient experience provides unique one-on-one resident/faculty care for a variety of general pediatric conditions
  • Experience high-volume nursery care, neonatal resuscitation and pediatric outpatient care
  • Residents care for the 5,000 babies born at JPS each year through experiences in our nursery, NICU, and outpatient clinics after discharge

Sports Medicine
At JPS, we introduce all our family medicine residents to sports medicine because we know this type of treatment is useful far beyond the playing field. Sports medicine training gives our residents the opportunity to examine, diagnose and treat common musculoskeletal pathology under more extreme conditions than you would generally find in a primary care facility. This means you'll learn the skills to get players back in the game, put workers back on the job and get the elderly back on their feet. 

Residents receive comprehensive, hands-on training for the examination and treatment of athletes at a variety of facilities and attend lectures by sports medicine physicians. Additionally, JPS works with a variety of athletic programs and organizations in the Fort Worth area, and serves as the team physicians for TCU

Geriatrics
All JPS residents receive robust training in geriatric medicine, including the opportunity to complete a fourth year of advanced training.  Through home visits and nursing home experiences, our residents care for our elderly population in a variety of settings.

Curriculum Detail 2015-2016

PGY 1
  3 Year 4 Year with Area of Emphasis (AOE)
Rotation Traditional Rural/Global Maternal Child Health Rural/Global & Other Sports Medicine Geriatric Medicine
Adult Inpatient Medicine 2.5 2.5 2 2.5 2.5 2.5
Emergency Medicine 1 1 1 1 1 1
General & Trauma Surgery 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Health Systems Management 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Pediatrics: Ambulatory & Nursery 2 2 1.5 2 2 2
Pediatrics: Inpatient (Cook Children's or Children's Health Dallas) 1 1 1 1 1 1
MICU 1 1 1 1 1 1
OB/GYN Teams 2 2 3 2 2 2
Psychiatry: Consult Liaison Service & Emergency Center 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
**Time in Months**
PGY 2
  3 Year 4 Year with Area of Emphasis (AOE)
Rotation Traditional Rural/Global Maternal Child Health Rural/Global & Other Sports Medicine Geriatric Medicine
Adult Inpatient Medicine 3 2 2 2 2.5 2.5
Dermatology 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Emergency Medicine 1 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Endoscopy/Ultrasound
/Procedures
1 1 0.5 1 0.5 0.5
Geriatrics I/Primary Care Oncology 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
MICU 1 1 1 1 1 1
OB/GYN Teams   1 2      
OB/GYN Selective:
OB Teams or GYN
1 1   1 1 1
Orthopedics 1 1 1 1 1 1
Pediatrics: Emergency Medicine (Childrens Health Dallas) 1 1 1 1 1 1
Pediatrics: NICU 1 1 1 1 1 1
Adult or Pediatric
Subspecialty Selective
(2 weeks each)
0.5 0.5 1 0.5 0.5 0.5
Elective:JPS 0.5   1 1    
Elective: Rural or Global   1 1    
Elective:AOE     (OB Teams) (Rural/Global Elective) 2 2
**Time in Months**
PGY 3
  3 Year 4 Year with Area of Emphasis (AOE)
Rotation Traditional Rural/Global Maternal Child Health Rural/Global & Other Sports Medicine Geriatric Medicine
Adult Inpatient Medicine 2.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 2 2
Cardiology 1 1 0.5 0.5 1 1
Emergency Medicine 1 1     0.5 0.5
ENT/OMFS/Ophtho 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Geriatrics II 0.5 0.5     0.5  
MICU 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
OB/GYN Teams   1        
Pediatrics: Inpatient
(Cook Children's Short Stay Unit)
0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Pediatrics: Ambulatory 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Sports Medicine 1 1       1
Urology 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Adult or Pediatric Subspecialty Selective
(2 weeks each)
1 1 0.5 0.5 1 1
Elective: JPS 2.5 1.5 1 1 1.5 2
Elective: Rural or Global   1 2
Elective: AOE     6 4 3 2
**Time in Months**
PGY 4
  Area of Emphasis (AOE)
Rotation Maternal Child Health Rural/Global & Other Sports Medicine Geriatric Medicine
Adult Inpatient Medicine 1 1 Please see Sports Fellowship Curriculum Information

Please see Geriatrics Fellowship Curriculum Information

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Cardiology 0.5 0.5
Emergency Medicine 0.5 0.5
Geriatrics II 0.5 0.5
MICU 0.5 1
Pediatrics: Ambulatory 0.5  
Sports Medicine 1 1
Adult or Pediatric
Subspecialty Selective
(2 weeks each)
0.5 0.5
Elective: JPS/Rural/Global 1 2
Elective: AOE 6 5
**Time in Months**