Developing Rural Residency Program – Sulphur Springs, TX
UT Health Northeast Family Medicine Residency is a 1-2 format program, during which residents spend year one in Tyler, Texas with our academic sponsor, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. Residents move to Sulphur Springs, a town of 18,000, to complete years two and three of the residency.
Unique aspects of our curriculum include a blend of block and longitudinal assignments as well as telemedicine experience with critical care, endocrinology, psychiatry and pulmonology. Residents will be active outside the clinic and hospital as they perform community needs assessments, develop quality improvement projects and support the Sulphur Springs Independent School District.
Our rural community is best described as family oriented. The center of Sulphur Springs social life is the town square. Friday night movies, farmers markets and concerts are all a part of this town center. Around the square are restaurants, antique shops and small businesses. The economy of Hopkins County is supported by agriculture, light industry, and a variety of small businesses including a light sport aircraft manufacturing plant and local wineries. Area lakes are well known for quality bass fishing.