Good Shepherd Health System

About Our Program
In partnership with the University of Texas

Good Shepherd Health System is affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler (UTHSCT) in creating the three-year internal medicine residency program in Longview. Residents train primarily at Good Shepherd Medical Center Longview in a variety of healthcare settings including inpatient, outpatient and emergency care.

Good Shepherd is committed to improving the health of the people in the communities we serve. By partnering with the UT Health Science Center, an experienced leader in medical education, it will enable us to develop a quality program which will benefit the people of East Texas. Good Shepherd believes that residents will gain valuable knowledge and hands-on experience in our hospital. We offer a diverse patient population as well as experienced faculty members with a commitment to residency education.

The UT Health Science Center’s research program will allow residents to increase their knowledge of basic and clinical research. The recently opened Medical Simulation Center at Good Shepherd provides an innovative environment for the learner to practice clinical skills utilizing in-depth scenarios designed to challenge the learner to new heights of critical thinking and the opportunity to excel in medical care and life-saving techniques.

Good Shepherd Medical Center and UTHSCT are committed to residency education. We are excited to begin this venture and hope that you consider our program.

Good Shepherd Medical Center is the area’s preferred hospital with a strong history and reputation for providing high-quality, compassionate medical care. A full service, acute-care 425-bed regional referral center, Good Shepherd operates specialty nursing units including cardiology, orthopedics, general surgery, neurology/neurosurgery, oncology, critical care, obstetrics and pediatrics, where patients receive specialized care.

With more than 20,000 annual inpatient admissions, 88,000 annual emergency room visits, and family health centers located throughout the region to provide primary and immediate care services, Good Shepherd is able to offer physicians a range of healthcare settings with a variety of patients to treat.

For 60 years, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler has provided excellent patient care and cutting-edge treatment, specializing in pulmonary disease, cancer, heart disease and primary care and the disciplines that support them. UTHSCT’s annual operating budget of $125 million represents a major economic impact of over $287 million to the Northeast Texas region. In FY 2009, scientists in the Center for Biomedical Research were awarded 80 competitive grants and contracts totaling $14.6 million. As the academic medical center for Northeast Texas, its graduate medical education program with residencies in family medicine and occupational medicine provide doctors for many communities throughout the region and beyond. Learn more about the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler.

Contact Good Shepherd Internal Medicine Residency Program
Call 903.315.5171 or email