Ever since rotating at JPS as a medical student I was blown away by the program and amazing people here. I have made lifelong friends with my colleagues and JPS family. JPS offers a huge catchman area where you can really make a difference in this county population. It offers a unique training environment where you are able to take complete ownership of your patients both in the ED and off service rotations such as ICU. I can’t imagine having trained anywhere else and feel so lucky to have had this opportunity, which I know has prepared me for all my future clinical, educational, and administrative endeavors!
One of the many reasons why I chose JPS for residency is because of its location. Fort Worth is a city larger than Detroit, Seattle, and Las Vegas and is located in the 4th largest metropolitan area in the United States. I knew that I would be training at a high volume, high acuity trauma center. With that said, Fort Worth somehow maintains a rustic and family-friendly vibe. With top-rated zoos and museums, a rich cowboy history, and an almost endless number of festivals and concerts within the DFW area, Fort Worth has been a perfect fit for my family. My wife preferred Fort Worth to any other place I interviewed, and we have never regretted our decision to come to JPS. The benefits are some of the best I have seen, including full medical and dental insurance for residents and their dependents.
I was ecstatic when I saw JPS on the Match Form. I wanted to train in a busy county shop with fun people and great teaching. And I got just that.
As a new grad I went to work for a busy level 1 trauma center in east Texas. After my first month out my medical director, who’s been director for the past 15 years, told me “I’ve never hired a new grad that has been able to come in and keep pace with the experienced partners the way you have. I guess all the hype about JPS grads is true.” The word is out, Fort Worth EM is THE place to train in Emergency Medicine.
I chose JPS EM for the wide diversity of patient pathology and acuity seen here. There are not many programs that offer both the volume that JPS has and a resident driven model of patient care. Our exposure to sick patients, autonomy, and team atmosphere are unparalleled!
At JPS I found a combination of resident camaraderie, faculty leadership and patient pathology I had never seen before. The JPS EM experience is second to none. JPS EM residents log significant numbers of procedures while providing quality care to critically ill patients. And the culture of the JPS EM Program not only places great importance on quality patient care, but we also care about each other and that adds real value to our training as well as making for an exciting challenge every shift.
JPS gave me everything I wanted in an emergency medicine program. I got phenomenal training and exposure to an unbelievable amount of acuity and pathology, high quality education and sim training, and made some amazing new friends that I will have for life. Now that I am out working on my own, I get reminded often how great my training at JPS was and how it prepared me to handle anything that comes into the ER.
JPS has been a wonderful place to train as an EM resident. Daily exposure to high acuity patients helps me feel prepared to step into my career confidently and successfully.
JPS is exactly what I was looking for in terms of an EM training environment – high volume and acuity in an underserved and multicultural county patient population. There is no anesthesia residency here, so no competition for airways. There is no internal medicine residency or critical care fellowship program, so in the ICU we handle the majority of the procedures required. The ultrasound resources and curriculum are top tier. We are the only Level 1 Trauma Center in our city. The faculty is young, energetic, and engaged. They invite us to their homes monthly and often take us out for tacos after shift. My best friends in the city are my co-residents and attendings. The people at JPS make it feel like more of a home than a hospital.
I chose JPS because of the patients, the faculty and the atmosphere of the hospital. We are a Level 1 Trauma Center and volume and acuity are consistently high. Our faculty are fun to work with and challenge us to think critically and practice evidence-based medicine from day one. Everyone in the hospital from our techs, nurses, house staff and faculty are all working toward the highest quality patient outcomes. There is no doubt in my mind that I will be prepared for the career of my choosing.