About UT Health Science Center at Tyler
Sponsored by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSCT), the region’s only academic medical center, our institution welcomed our first class of Internal Medicine residents to Tyler in July 2020. Through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), 20 categorical residents started their training with a total resident complement of 60 being present by 2022. Our UT Health East Texas – Tyler Internal Medicine Residency Program exists among other residency training programs in General Surgery, Family Medicine, Occupational Medicine, Psychiatry, and our sister Internal Medicine residency program located in nearby Longview, TX at CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center. As the governing body, the Graduate Medical Education Committee at UTHSCT provides oversight to these sponsored residency programs and has decades of experience in directing successful graduate medical education programs which continue to produce highly competent and accomplished graduates each year. Backed by the University of Texas System, the leadership at UTHSCT and UT Health East Texas are determined to leave a large footprint on the landscape of medical education, healthcare delivery and innovative research in East Texas.
About UT Health East Texas and Clinical Sites
The UT Health East Texas Internal Medicine Residency Program is based at the UT Health Tyler hospital, which is located within the heart of Tyler’s midtown medical community. UT Health Tyler hospital is the flagship facility of the UT Health East Texas system and serves as the hub of the region’s 10 hospital system, more than 50 outpatient clinics, and more than 600 physicians who serve more than one million East Texans. As a 501-bed comprehensive medical facility with level 1 trauma center, the UT Health Tyler hospital serves the region’s diverse patient population. The medical staff includes general internal medicine, hospitalists and the full complement of medical subspecialty faculty who are eager to invest in training future physicians in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. UT Health Tyler hospital is the primary location for inpatient rotations and electives and also serves as the location for our hospital based resident continuity clinic and specialty clinics that are located within walking distance. Additional ambulatory clinic sites are located at the UT Health North Campus as well as neighboring private clinic offices, all of which are within a short 10-minute commute.
About The Program
UT Health East Texas Internal Medicine residents experience a “hands on” approach to patient care while developing very close relationships with their supervising faculty. With the large breadth of pathology observed within our patient population, residents will have the opportunity for “first line” exposure to patient care and medical procedures in a collegial learning environment under the supervision of our accomplished faculty who value education, teaching and providing the highest quality and most advanced patient care practices available. Residents will have the opportunity to learn in an environment that prioritizes their education and benefit from a 4+2 block schedule with night float that emphasizes focused learning time and didactics as well as values their physical and emotional wellbeing. Opportunities in quality improvement as well as clinical and basic science research are also available.
Tyler is a culturally diverse city of more than 100,000 people with an excellent cost of living that is well below that of larger cities. It is situated just 90 miles east of Dallas and within only a few hours of Houston, Austin, and other Texas metropolitan areas. Tyler is known to outdoor enthusiasts for its beautiful countryside while also boasting excellent shopping, restaurants and a number of arts and educational venues. With its charm and hospitality, it does not take long to fall in love with East Texas and all that it has to offer.