The University of Texas at Tyler Health Science Center (HSC) had another successful medical residency “Match Day” this year filling 52 slots with new resident physicians and five fellows who will start their medical training throughout East Texas July 1, 2022.
UT Tyler Health Science Center is the only university in this part of the state’s region that provides graduate medical education. It currently offers eleven residency and fellowship programs: Occupational Medicine, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Family Medicine Athens, Rural Family Medicine, General Surgery, Psychiatry, Rural Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship, Sports Medicine Fellowship and General Preventive Medicine.
Dr. Emmanuel Elueze, vice president for medical education and professional development at UT Tyler Health Science Center said, “Match day is one of the most significant days in the lives of medical school graduates. It is the day they find out where they will spend the next two to five years in residency training in their medical specialty.”
Completing a residency is a requirement to obtain a no restrictions license to practice medicine. Residency is the post-graduate training of those who complete medical school. During this time — three to seven years depending on the program — doctors are trained in a specialized area of care under supervision of an attending physician or consultant.
The Health Science Center also plans to launch two new fellowship programs in 2023: Cardiology and Hospice & Palliative Medicine program, both being based at UT Health East Texas main campus. As the residency programs continue to expand, more doctors throughout the health system will be taking on teaching roles.
“We are excited to welcome 57 new residents and fellows into our eleven respective residency and fellowship programs. We are particularly pleased that our new Cardiology and Hospice & Palliative Medicine programs have been accredited and we will begin our match for these programs in 2023,” said Dr. Julie V. Philley, executive vice president for health affairs at UT Tyler.
“These 57 new residents and fellows will join others as they continue to provide excellent healthcare in East Texas and help improve the region’s health outcomes. In addition, we look forward to a significant number of these residents remaining in East Texas after their training to grow our region’s healthcare workforce,” said Dr. Elueze.
With the announcement of the medical school, Dr. Kirk A. Calhoun, President of The University of Texas at Tyler notes, “We are extremely excited to see the rapid expansion of our physician training programs. These programs along with our new medical school will benefit our community by ensuring we meet our future healthcare needs.”