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The UT Health Northeast Family Medicine Residency Program: Training patient-centered primary care physicians for the East Texas region and beyond

Since 1985, the UT Health Northeast Family Medicine Residency Program has graduated 154 outstanding, highly-trained family doctors. Of the 120 graduates (80%) who have gone on to practice medicine in Texas, 60 percent of them have established their practices in the local East Texas region.

The residency program is training the family practitioners of the future, whose quality, care and expertise will ensure the delivery of basic care and life-saving diagnostic skills to diverse and under served populations.

This is good news, given that the American Medical Association predicts a shortage of up to 44,000 primary care physicians by 2025. In Texas, only 25 percent of statewide counties had enough primary care physicians to treat their populations, with 24 counties having no family medicine practitioners at all.

The philosophy of the UT Health Northeast Family Medicine Residency program can be summed up in these words, "We take care of our patients." We believe in the importance of coordinated and collaborative efforts between medical, nursing and clerical services to provide the best quality care to our patients, all with an emphasis on caring.

”Our residents become health authorities,” said Jonathan MacClements, M.D., UT Health Northeast director of family medicine. “We’re here to take care of people from cradle to grave.”

In addition to training and graduating the finest family physicians of tomorrow, UT Health Northeast also delivers a wide variety of medical care and services to the community, including general family medicine, adolescent medicine, travel medicine, aviation medicine, sports medicine and geriatric medicine.

You can learn more about the UT Health Northeast Family Medicine Residency Program and meet our family medicine physicians and residents here.

Help support the training of future family medicine practitioners by making a gift to the UT Health Northeast Family Medicine Residency Program. For more information, please contact the Office of Institutional Advancement.

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