Parkland Memorial Hospital, UT Southwestern Medical Center

Affiliated with University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center — Dallas, TX

  • Trauma only
  • Critical Care only
  • Trauma & Critical Care
  • Acute Care Surgery
  • Advanced Practitioner
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Positions available: 2
  • Salary: 73,170
  • Program Director: Linda Dultz, MD, MPH, FACS and Audra Clark, MD

Last updated: February 13, 2024

Our one year ACGME approved Burn/SCC Fellowship allows candidates to be board eligible in surgical critical care and obtain a burn certificate at the completion of their training. Fellows spend six months on the burn service at Parkland Memorial Hospital and an additional three months in various ICU settings including SICU and CVICU. Additional electives available include anesthesia, PICU, neurocritical care, echocardiography, ECMO and CCU. Fellows also spend 1-2 months as the chief of our trauma and acute care surgery service where they perform 60-80 cases per month.

During the burn component of their year, fellows become proficient in all aspects of burn care and burn reconstructive surgery in the pediatric and adult population. This includes non-operative burn management and resuscitation, inhalation injuries, escharotomies, fasciotomies, skin grafting, amputations, and application of skin substitutes. Training in reconstructive care includes multimodal laser training and reconstructive procedures from local flaps and adjacent tissue rearrangements to pedicle and free tissue transfer. This also includes training for hand specific burn reconstruction. At the completion of the program, fellows are competent in treating all burn patients in the outpatient and inpatient setting.

UT Southwestern is an equal opportunity employer. Applications are reviewed outside the match. Please contact for additional information.


ABA Verification Status: verified

SCC Board eligible at completion of training (Yes/No): Yes

ACGME verification status: Yes

Length of fellowship program: 1 year

How many months strictly burn training?
6 months


Facility Description:
Parkland Health & Hospital System first opened its doors in 1894 and is now one of the largest public hospital systems in the country. The 2.8 million square foot campus averages more than 1 million patient visits annually. Services include a Level I Trauma Center and the second largest civilian burn center in the U.S. It is the only burn center in North Texas verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma.

Hospital statistics:
Parkland Memorial Hospital
Beds: 884
Burn ICU beds:12
Burn Floor beds: 18
SICU beds: 12
Annual ED visits: >250,000
Annual burn admits: 950
Annual trauma admits: 2,000
Annual burn operations: 520
Annual burn clinic visits: 3000

Burn Faculty - 6
Trauma Faculty - 13


Number of burn procedures performed, on average, annually by fellow: 320 cases/6 months

Number of trauma procedures performed, on average, annually by fellow: 130 cases/2 months

How to apply and

Qualifications: A fellowship candidate for Burn/Surgical Critical Care must meet the following criteria:
--Has completed training and holds an M.D. or equivalent degree
--Is board eligible or board certified in general surgery or plastic surgery

Candidates should submit an application no later than March 1 for enrollment in the following year. Successful applicants will be contacted for an interview.

Requirements for Application
-- Applications are to be submitted to
-- CV
-- Three letters of recommendation
-- Personal Statement
-- ABSITE scores
-- Copy of medical school diploma

Kendra Armijo, GME program coordinator
Phone: 214-648-7223

Program Directors, Chair:
Linda Dultz, MD, MPH, FACS, SCC Program Director
Audra Clark, MD
Phone: 214-648-5457

Research opportunities

Opportunities exist in basic science, clinical trials and outcomes research. The division is funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense and the American College of Surgeons. Eligible candidates can work on various projects involving heterotopic ossification, muscle fibrosis, tissue regeneration, wound healing, nutrition, burn resuscitation and burn reconstruction outcomes. Additionally, UTSW is a NIDDLR center for the BMS, allowing fellows to participate in outcomes data and multi-center institutional studies.

About the hospital

  • Beds: 884
  • ICU beds: 24
  • Annual ED visits: 250000
  • Annual trauma admissions: 2000
  • Trauma faculty: 13

Fellowship procedures

  • Total surgical (annually): 4000
  • General surgical: 80%
  • Trauma: 20%
  • Blunt trauma: 80%
  • Penetrating trauma: 20%


5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75390

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