Hello! We are very excited that you are interested in learning about our rural psychiatry program!
We just had our first rural residents start in July 2021, with our first class set to graduate by 2025.
The rural psychiatry program has two primary hubs – UT Health Science Center at Tyler during the first year and UT Health Pittsburg from second year onward with our goal to give you a myriad of quality educational experiences but make the driving between locations as minimal as possible. The Tyler rotations involve primarily the inpatient rotations as there are four units present and a psychiatric ER and while on these rotations you will be joined by the Tyler psychiatric residents as well. We are also partnered with two state hospitals – Rusk State Hospital and Terrell State Hospital and offer rotations on their acute, inpatient, child, and forensic units. Another partner is the Cenikor Foundation substance abuse rehab/treatment center.
The real unique quality of the rural psychiatry program compared to the Tyler urban program are the experiences you will have in the rural environment. For instance, as part of your consult service we provide telepsychiatry coverage for multiple rural hospitals in the UT system while providing a physical consulting presence at UT Pittsburg. Since telemedicine is making significant in-roads with rural medicine – we feel that it is vital to get this experience during your residency. The outpatient experience during your third year will be fully in the Pittsburg area but will also involve the local mental health authority – Lakes Regional.
We are looking for residents with a great personality, who desire to practice in a rural area and want to be an expert psychiatrist. With our team I feel we can help you get to that goal!
Pittsburg, TX is a quaint northeast Texas town of 4,600 people which is one hour north of Tyler, TX and two hours east of Dallas. It is just a few minutes from my hometown of Mount Pleasant, TX which has 16,000 people. Pittsburg is known as the birthplace of Pilgrim’s Pride, the home of the “Ezekiel Airship”, and even has their own delicacy “Pittsburg Hot Links.” There is a local winery, nearby orchards, multiple lakes and state parks with numerous available outdoor activities.
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