Welcome from Program Director:
Thank you for considering Internal Medicine training at the University of Texas Health Science Center/Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview, Texas. Choosing a training program is one of the most important decisions affecting your professional career and personal life. The faculty, staff, and leadership at UTHSC/GSMC and the Longview community are committed to fulfilling your needs and expectations during this formative period in your career.
Why was this program created?
As the only academic health science center in Northeast Texas, the University of Texas Health Science Center-Tyler has sponsored family medicine training since 1985 and an occupational medicine residency since 1994. Therefore, creation of an internal medicine training program continues the institutional tradition of training primary care physicians. In 2010, a partnership was formed with GSMC to establish this new program, which will address the ever increasing shortage of primary care physicians in Texas and nationwide by expanding training opportunities in internal medicine.
What should I consider in choosing a training program?
Your decision in choosing a training program will be based on a number of factors with location, institutional stability, reputation, and culture among the major considerations for most applicants.
How will this program prepare me for the rapidly changing health care environment?
The fundamental purpose of the internal medicine residency training program is to create a learning environment which promotes the delivery of quality, safe, and patient-centered medical care while also providing the trainee with opportunities for both personal and professional growth as a physician. In addition to learning the traditional competencies of medical knowledge and patient care skills required of physicians, increasingly, physician effectiveness in our complex and evolving healthcare environment also requires high standards of professionalism, and structured learning opportunities in interpersonal and communication skills, performance improvement, and systems-based practice. Learning opportunities for all of these competencies will be integrated throughout the three years of training at UTHSC/GSMC.
I am confident that the learning environment of the UTHSC/GSMC internal medicine training program will provide you with the experience to become an outstanding internist and to be successful in any career path you choose after your internal medicine training.
Please explore our website further to learn more about the outstanding training opportunity offered here.
Emmanuel Elueze, MD.PhD.FACP.
Internal Medicine Residency Program Director
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine.