Academic Affairs


JPS Health Network is an urban teaching hospital with a long history of training health care workers and physicians. Currently, the institution sponsors programs that are accredited through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME).



JPS sponsors 170 training positions in eleven programs. All residency programs are accredited, and several are dually accredited. JPS provides clinical medical education to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Baylor Medical Center and the University of North Texas Health Science Center. JPS also enjoys academic affiliations with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Texas A&M Health Science Center.

Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas 

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas 



JPS Health Network is a clinical training site for undergraduate medical students and physician assistants from both local and national institutions. JPS serves as a third year clinical clerkship site for medical students from the University of North Texas Health Science Center and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Fourth year elective clinical clerkships are offered to medical students from across the country. JPS is proud of its tradition to educate future leaders in health care.

Fourth year medical students may apply online using VSAS for elective clinical clerkships. 



For additional information, please contact:

Margie Behringer, Institutional Coordinator, UME
Academic Affairs, JPS Health Network
Phone: 817-702-1407
Fax: 817-702-1668



A core value of JPS Health Network is preparing future health care leaders for Tarrant County. As an academic teaching hospital, JPS Health Network is committed to providing opportunity for innovative research, collaborative projects, and evidence-based learning and investigation.

JPS aspires to provide a range of workshops, conferences, courses, and internships to include cutting-edge research training for developing clinical scientists along their career trajectory. Recently JPS received Federal Wide Assurance (FWA) allowing for application and receipt of federal grants. Applications are accepted for research grants, educational training grants, and research fellowship opportunities. Building the program requires broad-based enthusiasm and commitment to supporting JPS research efforts. JPS leadership endorses further development of research activities and is very instrumental in the success of academic research. Success can only be accomplished through team efforts, tenacity, and research commitment by those invested in the advancement of scholarly activity and high quality evidence-based outcomes in medicine and medical education.

Faculty and housestaff have opportunity to pursue the following types of activities:

  • Research activity and projects in quality improvement
  • Projects to improve educational and curriculum design
  • Community based demonstration projects
  • Clinical drug trials
  • Device trials
  • Regional and national recognition for scholarly efforts
  • Peer-reviewed publications
  • Local, regional and national leadership opportunities in reviewing scholarly projects of others



Continuing Medical Education

The JPS Physician Education Department coordinates AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ in Continuing Medical Education for physicians.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) consists of educational activities which serve to maintain, develop, or increase the knowledge, skills, and professional performance and relationships that a physician uses to provide services for patients, the public, or the profession.  The content of CME is that body of knowledge and skills generally recognized and accepted by the profession as within the basic medical sciences, the discipline of clinical medicine, and the provision of health care to the public.1 

The target audience for CME is the licensed physician in the post-residency phase of his/her medical career.

Phone: 817-702-5088
Fax: 817-702-0718


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