Uthsc Houston Internal Medicine Residency Personal Statement

Welcome our new Long School of Medicine Dean

Robert Hromas, M.D., FACP
Dean, Long School of Medicine at
UT Health San Antonio

 

Robert Hromas, M.D., FACP is the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine Dean and UT Health San Antonio Vice President for Medical Affairs.
Dr. Hromas earned a B.S. in Biology at Wheaton College, Illinois and his medical degree at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He did a post-doctoral research fellowship in the regulation of immunoglobulin gene expression and a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Iowa, followed by a post-doctoral research fellowship in transcriptional regulation of hematopoiesis at the University of Washington. He also was a hematology fellow at the University of Washington and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. He is board certified in Internal Medicine with a subspecialty board certification in hematology.
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Approximately 30 minutes east of Tyler is the neighboring community of Longview. Longview is the home of Good Shepherd Medical Center, which is the clinical site for the Internal Medicine Residency Program, academically sponsored by UT Health Northeast.

The Internal Medicine Residency Program began with its inaugural class in 2012, and that class graduated in June of 2015. Nine of the graduates stayed in the immediate East Texas area, either in an outpatient setting with Good Shepherd Medical Center, or in an inpatient, hospitalist setting with Good Shepherd or one of the Tyler hospitals. Three of the graduates were successful in obtaining the fellowship program of their choice, and the remainder of the class is practicing in Texas. The mission of launching this program was to fill the void of primary care physicians in Texas, and this program is doing just that. Learn more about the program.

About Longview

Longview prides itself as being a great place to live, work, and raise a family. The location offers the best of both worlds. For people seeking an escape from rush hour traffic and overcrowded venues, Longview is the perfect place. A typical commute across town takes less than 20 minutes and traffic is essentially non-existent. And Longview supports a vibrant cultural arts community. Positioned on Interstate 20 between Dallas and Shreveport, Louisiana, the amenities of a large metropolitan area are within an hour or two drive.

With affordable housing, quality healthcare facilities, low cost of living, exceptional schools, and a low crime rate, Longview has something to offer everyone. Its national rankings explain why residents who visit Longview overwhelmingly decide to stay, and why those who venture off manage to find their way back home.

Longview boasts four Independent School Districts as well as a number of private and parochial schools. Le Tourneau University is located in Longview, and is a nondenominational Christian school known for its four-year degrees in engineering and engineering technology, as well as aeronautical science. It also offers a number of masters degree programs. On the campus of Le Tourneau, Longview’s The Belcher Center is a world-class performance center that hosts culturally-diverse, family-friendly musical performances, theatrical shows and other works of art for the community to enjoy.

Longview is known for its beautiful, pine-covered hills, public and private golf courses, trophy-yielding bass lakes, and an abundance of community and regional festivals. The community is blessed to have two award-winning hospitals that provide excellent healthcare services for its residents.

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Core Faculty

Good Shepherd Medical Center
Dr. Baher Elhalwagi, Associate Program Director
Dr. John McDonald, Core Faculty
Dr. Tiffany Egbe, Core Faculty
Dr. Prashanth Peddi, Core Faculty
Dr. Brenda Vozza-Zeid, Core Faculty

All residency applicants must apply through ERAS. Only applications submitted through ERAS will be reviewed.

The following guidelines are used by the Residency Selection Committee to identify applicants to be interviewed and possibly considered for final ranking and/or eligibility for appointment:

  • Graduate of an accredited LCME medical school
  • Passed USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS
  • USMLE transcripts are required: The Residency Selection Committee will not recommend applicants for interview without score transcripts. For international graduates, Parts 1 and 2 of the USMLE transcripts are required with application submission. Part 1 transcript is required with application submission with the understanding that Part 2 transcript is required by the time of match
  • Dean’s Letter, plus three letters of recommendation are required (letters from faculty with whom the applicant has worked clinically)
  • Submission of a curriculum vitae and personal statement are required
  • Must be prepared to do three years residency training in the categorical program
  • Must be able to assume all responsibilities of training on the specified date of contract; all appointees must report for orientation during the last two weeks of June
  • If candidates are not selected for an interview, they will not be contacted. This is due to the high volume of residency applications and we are unable to respond to every candidate

Our program conducts interviews from October to January on Mondays and Fridays. While candidates are visiting us, they will have a faculty interview, a tour of UT Health, lunch with residents, and a tour of Good Shepherd Medical Center.

For more information, contact:
Tammy Mitchell
Program Coordinator
903-315-5171

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