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UT Tyler School of Medicine Welcomes 63 New Residents and 10 New Fellows 

TYLER (March 31, 2023) – The University of Texas at Tyler School of Medicine had another  successful graduate medical residency “Match Day” this year filling 63 slots with new resident  physicians and 10 fellows who will start their medical training throughout East Texas July 1. 

“Match Day is not just a culmination of years of hard work and dedication, but it is also a day that  holds great significance for the East Texas community,” said Dr. Brigham Willis, School of Medicine  dean. “These new doctors will be the next generation of health care providers who will serve our  region, and their impact will be felt for years to come.” 

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 school matched for the first time in three fellowship programs: cardiovascular diseases,  gastroenterology and hospice & palliative medicine. The school also will welcome an inaugural class  for the Transitional Year Residency program. As the residency programs continue to expand, more  doctors throughout the health system will be taking on teaching roles. 

The UT Tyler Health Science Center is the only university in East Texas that provides graduate  medical education. It currently offers 15 residency and fellowship programs:

Program  Location
Family Medicine Residency  UT Health Athens
Rural Family Medicine Residency  UT Health Pittsburg
Rural Psychiatry Residency  UT Health Pittsburg
Family Medicine Residency  UT Health Tyler – North campus
Occupational Medicine Residency  UT Health Tyler – North campus
Psychiatry Residency  UT Health Tyler – North campus
Internal Medicine Residency  UT Health Tyler
General Surgery Residency  UT Health Tyler
General Preventive Medicine Residency  UT Health Tyler
Sports Medicine Fellowship  UT Health Tyler
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship  UT Health Tyler
Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship  UT Health Tyler
Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship  UT Health Tyler
Gastroenterology Fellowship  UT Health Tyler


“We’re excited to welcome these 63 residents and 10 fellows to the school of medicine,” said Dr.  Emmanuel Elueze, vice president for medical education and professional development at UT Tyler  School of Medicine. “We anticipate that a considerable number of these residents will remain in  East Texas and expand the local health care workforce.” 

With a mission to improve educational and health care outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT  Tyler offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs to 10,000 students. UT Tyler  recently merged with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (now known as UT  Tyler Health Science Center). Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health Science Center (HSC) and  UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has unified these entities to serve Texas with quality education,  cutting-edge research and excellent patient care. Classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research  institution and by U.S. News & World Report as a national university, UT Tyler has campuses in  Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston. 


1 Comment

  1. Indra Singh on July 5, 2023 at 11:18 am

    I have not found the list of residents. Is it available anywhere ?

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