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Parkland Health
Graduate Medical Education Office
Support Building A
5200 Harry Hines Blvd., 2nd Floor 
Dallas, TX 75235
Fax: 214-590-2776


8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday

Frequently asked questions

What do I have to do to be appointed?

The process by which information, provided by a resident/fellow physician regarding his/her qualifications for hospital appointment, is verified from the source i.e.: medical school, specialty training, experience and clinical competence.

Why appointed?

Hospitals must protect their patients and themselves by verifying that all physicians are trained, experienced and competent to practice medicine in their facility. This helps protect hospitals from legal action and assures compliance with Medicare regulations, The Joint Commission standards and the Texas Medical Board.

How does the initial application process begin?

We must receive an appointment letter and CV from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Program Director in which the resident/fellow is to complete his/her training.

When does the initial application process begin?

The application process begins upon return of the completed packet, including originally signed contract, residency/fellow application and all required attachments (as detailed on the checklist).

How is credentialing accomplished?

  • When all provider demographic data is entered into the hospital database.
  • When verification queries are forwarded to appropriate primary sources.
  • Notices are sent to the practitioner when required information is missing.
  • When all of the verifications and required documentation are received.

How do hospitals establish appointment criteria?

All hospitals design bylaws, policies and procedures that outline what is required and expected of each physician in order to ensure that they are professionally qualified to provide patient care services including: licensure, relevant training and experience, current competence and health status.

How long does it take to process an application?

The time to process an application depends on how much information must be verified and how soon the requested information is received. Our goal is to complete an application within 30-60 days from the date the application is received by the Graduate Medical Education office. Incomplete applications, missing documentation and verification of foreign education can extend the time. Residents/fellows will be contacted to assist in obtaining any complex primary source verifications. NOTE: The burden of providing a complete application lies solely with the applicant.

How is a Physician In Training Permit obtained?

All physicians are required to have either a Physician In Training Permit or a Texas State Medical License. The Graduate Medical Education office submits a report to the Texas Medical Board for physicians requiring a permit. The Texas Medical Board reviews reports and forwards ID verification numbers to the Graduate Medical Education office, which are emailed to the physicians with instructions on how to apply.