Residency Programs


As the largest medical training institution in Fort Worth, learning and residency training are the heart of the mission of JPS Health Network – to make lives better. Ten academic residency programs exist at JPS to meet the health care needs of Tarrant County.

JPS residents receive training in a wide variety of skills, receive lectures from nationally recognized leaders, and actively participate in research and scholarly activity.

JPS serves as the participating institution for two academic affiliates:

  • Baylor: General Surgery
  • University of Texas Southwestern: Ophthalmology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery


Life in Fort Worth

Whether you enjoy sporting events, outdoor activities or historical and cultural offerings, Fort Worth has something for everyone. Founded as an Army outpost in 1849, Fort Worth boomed as one of the strategic centers along the Chisholm Trail. Fort Worth is currently the 17th largest city in the US. Minutes from key business centers, numerous corporate headquarters, DFW International Airport, entertainment venues and sports arenas, Fort Worth offers all the amenities of the nation’s larger urban cities with the relaxed atmosphere and convenience of a small town. In addition, the Trinity Railway Express makes destinations on the Dallas side of the DFW Metroplex a relaxing 45-minute train ride away.



Salaries (effective July 1, 2019)

  • PGY 1: $55,299.20
  • PGY 2: $56,998.34
  • PGY 3: $61,080.68
  • PGY 4: $62,978.42
  • PGY 5: $65,758.83


Medical and dental insurance is provided for the resident and immediate family members. JPS Health Network also provides disability and professional liability coverage.


Maternity/Paternity Leave
JPS grants maternity and paternity leave in accordance with the Family Medical Leave Act.


Educational Allowance 

  • PGY 1: $1,000
  • PGY 2-5: $1,500 each year


Relocation Allowance
$1,500 provided for all new residents.



  • PGY 1: 17 calendar days PTO
  • PGY 2-3: 20 calendar days PTO and 5 days to attend educational activities


Other Benefits
JPS provides the following for all residents:

  • Cell Phone Purchase Allowance
  • Monthly Cell Phone Allowance
  • Meals
  • Parking
  • Text Pager
  • Lab Coats
  • Tax Deferred Annuity
  • 24-hour Medical Library
  • Direct Deposit
  • Medical and Dental Benefits (Employer paid Premium)
  • Vision Plan (Available for purchase by Employee)
  • Health Care (Flex spending accounts available for self and dependent care)
  • Long Term Disability (Employer paid after 90 days of employment)
  • Short Term Disability (Available for purchase by Employee)
  • Cancer/Critical Illness Insurance (Available for purchase by Employee)
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Educational Employees Credit Union (E.E.C.U.)
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Basic Group Term Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Universal Voluntary Life Insurance (Available for purchase by Employee)
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Malpractice Insurance
  • Family Medical Leave (FMLA)
  • Personal Leave
  • Paid Time Off (see PTO section of House Staff Manual)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Bereavement
  • Paid Jury Duty
  • Paid Military Leave
  • Savings Bonds (Available for purchase by Employee)
  • Health Club Membership Discount (See current list on
  • The "T" E-Pass (Train/Bus) (Available for purchase in Human Resources)
  • Discount tickets to Six Flags Over Texas and the Fort Worth Zoo



Q: What is the average call schedule in your program?
The call schedules are specific to each program. Call schedules are discussed at orientation of each rotation. Applicants should inquire to the specific program of interest for details.


Q: Is moonlighting allowed in your program?
Each program may have specific guidelines regarding whether a house staff is eligible for moonlighting. The institution has a moonlighting policy that requires all house staff engaged in moonlighting are licensed for unsupervised medical practice. It is the responsibility of the party hiring the house staff to moonlight and the house staff to determine whether the following is in place:

  • Adequate liability coverage
  • Whether the house officer has the appropriate training and skills to carry out assigned duties
  • Adequate supervision for the Resident or Fellow 4.
  • NPI, DEA and appropriate credentialing materials for moonlighting site
  • Moonlighting must have prior approval from the program director


Q: What research opportunities are available for residents?
There are many research opportunities with our faculty. A number of our residents have published peer-reviewed writing and completed textbooks and chapters. They have received regional and national recognition for work presented. In addition to small projects and/or case reports that can be taken on during the residency training, we offer opportunities for our residents to learn additional skills for growth in academic leadership.


Q: What changes are coming in the program?
Software updates are in progress to more effectively track duty hours and assist with scheduling. Other opportunities include attending conferences, regular evaluations, in addition to many case types and procedures for our residents to explore.


  1. All applications must be made through the ERAS system.
  2. To be eligible for licensure in Texas, you must pass USMLEs and/or COMLEX with a 75 within three attempts.
  3. If you are not a U.S. citizen or resident, you must have a J-1 visa. Our institution does not sponsor visas. Therefore, you must have a J-1 visa prior to application.
  4. Applicants must have graduated from medical school within the last 5 years.
  5. In order to receive an interview, you must have passed USMLE and/or COMLEX Step 1.