Rural Track Program – Pittsburg, TX
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler Rural Family Medicine Residency – Pittsburg program is a rural training track that is independently accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education. Our academic sponsor, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSCT), provides all of our first-year rotations, employs our residents, and provides weekly didactic support to the rural campus through a broadband telecommunication line from Tyler to Pittsburg.
The Rural Family Medicine (RFM) Residency curriculum is unique in several ways. While in Tyler at UTHSCT for the first year, residents have access to nearly 1,000 inpatient teaching beds while working at UT Health East Texas and CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Tyler. Residents move to Pittsburg for the second and third years of the program, where they develop a continuity clinic practice within the UT Health Pittsburg critical access hospital and provide inpatient care in UT Health Pittsburg. The RFM curriculum offers experience in community-needs assessment, quality improvement, patient safety, and hospital and clinic committee participation. Residents are also engaged in the community through participation in high school education programs and support of athletics programs.
Our family medicine faculty are experienced clinicians who attend with the residents on our inpatient service We have an outstanding group of fellowship-trained an board-certified subspecialists practicing in Pittsburg.