Academic Affairs

Graduate Medical Education Overview



John Peter Smith Hospital is a member of the Council of Teaching Hospitals and Health Systems (COTH). JPS Health Network is committed to improving the health of Tarrant County. JPS has a long history of training physicians and learners from other health-related disciplines. The institution sponsors programs that are accredited through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME), and also serves as a participating institution for several additional residency programs.

The department of Academic Affairs is responsible for academic programs, policies, and training opportunities across JPS Health Network and oversees all operations of the academic division, providing administrative oversight and academic leadership in graduate medical education, undergraduate medical education, clinical experience (nursing, pharmacy, physician assistant and allied health students), continuing medical education, and library services. The department works collaboratively with our research divisions (Center for Outcomes Research and Office of Clinical Research) under the leadership of the Senior Vice President of Medical, Academic, and Research Affairs, Chief Academic Officer, and Designated Institutional Official.

The department of Academic Affairs commits to developing high quality programs and pursuing innovative teaching models to advance medical education and patient care within Tarrant County.


John Peter Smith Hospital is the largest training institution in Fort Worth. We train over 200 resident physicians annually through our sponsored residency and fellowship programs: Emergency Medicine Residency Program, Family Medicine Residency Program, Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program, Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Internship Program, Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program, Podiatry Residency Program, Psychiatry Residency Program, Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, and Transitional Year Residency Program. Additionally, JPS Health Network serves as an integrated training site for Ophthalmology residents (UT Southwestern - Dallas, Texas), Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residents (UT Southwestern - Dallas, Texas), Urology Residents (UT Southwestern - Dallas, Texas), and General Surgery Residents (Baylor University Medical Center - Dallas, Texas). JPS Health Network also actively engages in the clinical education and training of multiple medical, physician assistant, pharmacy, nursing and allied health students.

Medical education is important to the mission of JPS Health Network to transform the healthcare delivery for the communities we serve. Within our academic programs, we embrace the following purpose, vision and values:


To establish a nationally recognized academic center of excellence committed to preparing compassionate, engaged, and diverse healthcare leaders to serve our patients and communities.


Promote a teaching environment that:

  • Supports a culture of innovation
  • Encourages academic excellence
  • Enables research and quality care that improves outcomes for our community


  • Compassion
  • Commitment to interprofessional teamwork
  • Empathy and Human connection
  • Empowerment
  • Innovation
  • Professionalism
  • Well-being

John Peter Smith Hospital (Tarrant County Hospital District) is proud of its tradition of training highly qualified health care leaders.