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UT Health Northeast has earned a world-class reputation in numerous fields of medical treatment and research, but not many are aware of the institution’s immensely positive economic impact on the East Texas region.

With an annual operating budget of $125 million and an additional $12 million in research funding, it is estimated that UT Health Northeast’s total impact on the regional economy is $875 million. Clearly, as the only academic medical institution and health science center in East Texas, UT Health Northeast is a major regional economic engine.

UT Health Northeast’s medical residency programs, collaborative degree programs, clinical nurse/health care provider rotations and continuing education programs for physicians put us at the medical apex of the regional economy.

For example, since 1985 the UT Health Northeast Family Medicine Residency Program has graduated 125 outstanding, highly-trained family doctors, of whom 101 have gone on to practice medicine in Texas, with 60 percent establishing those practices in the local East Texas region.

UT Health Northeast’s Watson W. Wise Medical Research Library, the region’s only full-service medical library, processed over 1,700 requests for information last year. And our extensive scientific endeavors in such areas as lung disease and biomedical research continue to garner world-wide attention in the medical community.

With 800 employees and treatment and research programs that bring visitors to UT Health Northeast from all over the world, we are proud to be a part of the East Texas regional community.

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