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

On behalf of The University of Texas at Tyler it is my honor and privilege to welcome you to our institution’s website and to offer you the opportunity to participate in the vision for the promotion of healthcare and wellbeing in East Texas. It is my hope that you will take the time to virtually explore our programs, our institution, and our great state. I believe you will find that our respective residency and fellowship programs are committed to providing education and training to the next generation of healthcare professionals.

Graduate medical education is an integral part of the mission, vision, and goals of The University of Texas at Tyler. One key goal of UT Tyler 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 19 ACGME- approved residency and fellowship programs (the links to these programs are available in the tabs below). We continue to work on the establishment of more residency and fellowship programs, and information about them will be displayed on this website as we receive ACGME approval. It is our purpose and goal to create an environment that fosters lifelong learning and human flourishing.

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 major development has and continues to provide unique opportunities to expand our GME 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. We boast a diverse and experienced faculty who challenge our residents and fellows. 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 of 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 both professionally and personally.

In the summer of 2023, The UT Tyler School of Medicine welcomed its first class. With this monumental development, we are now able to provide training opportunities for all levels of medical education (undergraduate medical education, graduate medical education and continuing medical education) in East Texas.

We sincerely invite you to explore our website and to consider partnering with our institution during these exciting times as we change health outcomes in East Texas. Once again, welcome to our website and thank you for your support and consideration of our fine institution. We look forward to serving you and do not hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions.

Residency Programs

Internships & Fellowships