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UT Tyler School of Medicine Welcomes 59 New Residents and 14 New Fellows 

TYLER (March 28, 2024) – The University of Texas at Tyler School of Medicine achieved another successful “Match Day” this year, filling 59 slots with new resident physicians and 14 fellows who will start their medical training across East Texas on July 1. 

“At the School of Medicine, our commitment to community is at the heart of everything we do,”  said Dr. Brigham C. Willis, School of Medicine founding dean. “Match Day is not just a celebration of  these physicians’ achievements, but a reaffirmation of our dedication to serving the health care  needs of the community.” 

Completing residency is a requirement to obtain an unrestricted license to practice medicine.  Residency, the post-graduate training of those who complete medical school, typically spans three  to seven years. During this time, doctors receive specialized training under the supervision of an  attending physician or consultant. 

After completing a residency, pursuing a fellowship offers doctors additional specialization and  differentiates them from other candidates. As the final phase of medical education, a fellowship  often determines where physicians will stay for the rest of their practice. 

“As a region, East Texas has a growing need for skilled health care professionals,” said Dr.  Emmanuel Elueze, UT Tyler School of Medicine associate dean for graduate medical education and  professional development. “Match Day and the addition of these 73 new residents and fellows represent a significant milestone in our efforts to address this need by attracting and retaining top tier medical talent. By July, we will have a total of 206 residents and fellows in training.” 

The school also matched for the first time in three fellowship programs: hematology and oncology,  nephrology and pulmonary critical care. The school also will welcome an inaugural class to the  anesthesiology residency. 

UT Tyler is the only university in East Texas that provides graduate medical education. It currently  partners with UT Health East Texas to offer 19 residency and fellowship programs: 

  • Family Medicine Residency at UT Health Athens
  • Rural Family Medicine Residency at UT Health Pittsburg
  • Rural Psychiatry Residency at UT Health Pittsburg
  • Hematology and Oncology Fellowship at UT Health Tyler and UT Health Athens Anesthesiology Residency at UT Health Tyler
  • Cardiovascular Disease Fellowship at UT Health Tyler
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at UT Health North Campus Tyler Family Medicine Residency at UT Health North Campus Tyler
  • Gastroenterology Fellowship at UT Health Tyler
  • General Preventive Medicine Residency at UT Health North Campus Tyler General Surgery Residency at UT Health Tyler
  • Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship at UT Health Tyler
  • Internal Medicine Residency at UT Health Tyler
  • Nephrology Fellowship at UT Health Tyler
  • Occupational Medicine Residency at UT Health North Campus Tyler
  • Psychiatry Residency at UT Health North Campus Tyler
  • Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship at UT Health Tyler
  • Sports Medicine Fellowship at UT Tyler University Health Clinic
  • Transitional Year Residency at UT Health Tyler

With a mission to improve educational and health care outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT  Tyler offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 10,000 students.  Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health Science Center 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. 

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