Graduate Medical Education Welcome

Emmanuel Elueze, MD, PhD, MPA, FACP - Designated Institutional Official - Graduate Medical Education
Emmanuel Elueze, MD, PhD, MPA, FACP, Designated Institutional Official

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the website of our Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs at The University of Texas at Tyler Health Science Center (UT Tyler Health Science Center). I hope that you will take the time to review the information provided regarding our respective residency and fellowship programs.

Graduate medical education is an integral part of the mission, vision and goals of The University of Texas at Tyler Health Science Center. One key goal of UT Tyler Health Science Center is to train the next generation of healthcare professionals. Our institution has been involved in GME since 1985 with the establishment of our first family medicine residency program. Currently we have 12 ACGME- approved residency and fellowship programs (the links to these programs are available in the tabs below). We are working on the establishment of other residency and fellowship programs, and information about them will be displayed on this website as we receive ACGME approval.

In 2018, formerly The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler, in partnership with Ardent Health Services, acquired the former East Texas Medical Center Regional to form the UT Health East Texas Health System, a 10-hospital, 54 clinic health system with more than 45 ambulances and 4 helicopters. This has and continues to provide unique opportunities for GME to expand our programs—not only in Tyler but across the entire East Texas region. The commencement in July 2021 of a family medicine residency program in Athens, Texas, and a rural psychiatry residency program in Pittsburg, Texas, serve as examples of such expansion.

Our GME programs are known for providing and nurturing a very supportive clinical learning environment that allows for individual and collective growth and flourishing. Our multiple clinics and hospitals provide unique opportunities to train our residents and fellows in a wide range of clinical scenarios, complemented with multiple educational and other daily learning opportunities. Teaching and participation in quality improvement, clinical research, and other scholarly activities are a priority in all the programs and are supported and coordinated at the institutional GME level. We model and foster opportunities for our residents and fellows to grow in their leadership skills as future leaders of their communities.

Our program leaders, teaching faculty and staff are experienced, dedicated and invested in the growth and development our residents, fellows, and in our institutional and community goals. In addition, East Texas offers a comparatively low cost of living, good school systems, and the opportunity to enjoy various forms of entertainment and nature.
We are looking for residents who share our values (excellence, accountability, diversity and servant leadership). We strive for residents who are humble, intellectually curious, possess a growth mindset, and are committed to their individual, program and institutional growth, and who also aspire to be leaders in healthcare in our communities. Our overarching goals are that our graduates will be distinguished as physicians with excellent clinical competence, to be caring and compassionate, and to be virtuous leaders.

A very significant phase in the development and growth of UT Tyler Health Science Center is the upcoming establishment of our new school of medicine, with the first class of students projected to start in July 2023, which will enormously enrich all aspects of our medical education programs, including Graduate Medical Education. Thank you for visiting our website. We look forward to your support or to your joining us to continue to develop our GME programs and improve the health outcomes in East Texas and beyond.

Residency Programs

Internships & Fellowships

Undergraduate Programs