Parkland Program for Correctional Health Nurses is First of its Kind

Parkland is creating highly-skilled nurses fit specifically for the world of correctional health with a 12-week course the hospital says is the only one like it in the country. The Correctional Health Nursing Residency program, offered through Parkland’s Clinical Education department, combines classroom instruction and clinical experience with a mentor. It’s offered twice a year and trains nurses on the full spectrum of correctional health, from juvenile services to psychiatric services. Parkland took over healthcare for inmates at the Dallas County Jail in 2006. Dallas County Sheriffs Deputies are always on hand when patients are being treated, and very few… Full Story

Meet the 2016 Winner of UT Southwestern’s Most Prestigious Student Accolade

Dr. Samuel Parnell, the winner of UT Southwestern’s most prestigious student accolade, considered being a crocodile hunter and a preacher and an engineer before he came to medicine. Eventually he whittled away the first two choices, ultimately earning an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering but completing the requirements for pre-med. Engineering simply doesn’t have the human element that he craved. He found it while interning for a Houston cardiologist. Full Story

At Old Parkland, Jim Lehrer Holds Court In Event Honoring UT Southwestern

The argument was clear Thursday evening—UT Southwestern Medical Center is unlike other American academic healthcare institutions because its success and its relevance are enabled by the support of the community in which it exists. And nearly 200 of Dallas’ business and civic leaders gathered about two stories underground in the rotunda-shaped debate chamber at the tony Old Parkland campus, sharing in a night led by legendary journalists Jim Lehrer and Lee Cullum that highlighted the history of Dallas’ now world-renowned institution. Full Story