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Committed to providing hands-on experiences for medical students with Texas family physicians.


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Atlanta

Work in a group practice that adjoins a hospital and provides coverage to its emergency department.

Atlanta, Texas

This gateway to the Piney Woods describes itself as being a prime example of small-town America. Home to about 5,700 residents, Atlanta is located about 2 ½ hours northeast of Dallas on highway 59 near Texarkana. The city has a new 88-acre park, and is within 30 minutes of three state parks. Warm smiles and warmer greetings reflect a friendly and progressive community. Strategically situated in the northeast corner of Texas, Atlanta offers convenient access to many cultural, educational, historical and recreational activities.

Fishermen land the big ones daily at Lake Wright Patman, Caddo Lake, and Lake O' The Pines, all within 45 minutes and open to the public. Atlanta State Park and Cass County Park are located on the shores of Lake Wright Patman. Services available include camping shelters, boating, fishing, hunting, swimming and hiking.

Our community faculty members in Atlanta have a group practice adjoining the hospital. The six family physicians in the practice serve a patient population ranging in age from newborn to elderly. Three of the physicians provide coverage of the hospital emergency department. The practice does not include an obstetrical practice, but provides some nursing home care and team medicine. Office procedures include repair of lacerations, casting closed fractures.

Housing for UTMB students completing clerkships in Atlanta is provided by one of the community faculty members.

  • Population: 5,700
  • Single multi-practitioner faculty practice available.
  • Atlanta exemplifies small town America.
  • HOUSING PROVIDED – Community faculty provide housing.
  • More information: http://www.atlantatexas.org

Commerce

UTMB alumni comprise a busy practice that sees patients in the office, hospital, several nursing homes, and on house calls.

Commerce, Texas

With its population of about 8,000 residents, Commerce, Texas has a small-town feel with all the benefits of having a university. Commerce is described as a “progressive rural town” due to the presence of Texas A&M – Commerce (the school adds about another 10,000 students to the local population.) Commerce is located just 60 miles northeast of Dallas.

Our community faculty members in Commerce are UTMB alumni who see patients in the office, the hospital, nursing homes, and on house calls. These are very busy primary care practices with patients ranging in age from newborns to elderly. The office is located within two blocks of the Texas A&M – Commerce campus; the hospital is approximately 3 miles from the office.

Housing for UTMB students completing clerkships in Commerce is provided at a local hotel by the community faculty members.

  • Population: 8,000 residents + 10,000 students (Texas A &M – Commerce)
  • Single multi-practitioner faculty practice available.
  • Commerce is described as a “progressive rural town”
  • HOUSING PROVIDED – Community faculty provide housing at a local hotel.
  • More information: http://www.commerce-chamber.com

Crockett

Work in a small, busy practice of 3 physicians with opportunitites for assisting with procedures.

Crockett, Texas

Located near the Davy Crockett National Forest, Crockett is only 2 ½ hours north of Houston in the forests of eastern Texas. This old historic town describes itself as “where the South meets the West and Texas began” on the El Camino Real, the freeway of the 18th century, providing movement of pioneers, soldiers, supplies, mail and the outpost of raw materials.

Crockett offers numerous opportunities for fishing, hiking, biking and camping, as well as performing arts events at the Piney Woods Fine Arts Center. Well-known entertainers, such as Willie Nelson and Aaron Neville, sometimes perform in Crockett when they travel between shows in Houston and Dallas.

Our community faculty members practice in a three-physician practice and are the only family physicians in Crockett. Their patients range in age from newborn to over 100 years of age. Each physician treats about 30-35 patients daily. The community faculty members see patients in the office, hospital, and nursing homes. The hospital is located about 100 yards from the office location. Minor procedures are done in the office with procedures such as T&A and myringotomy done in the hospital.

Housing for UTMB students is provided in a new home built by the community for students.

  • Population: 6,000
  • Single multi-practitioner faculty practice available.
  • Located in the forests of eastern Texas only 2 ½ hours north of Houston.
  • HOUSING PROVIDED – Housing is provided in a home built by the community for students.
  • More Information: http://www.crockettareachamber.org

Muleshoe

Work with a UTMB alumnus with a large practice with patients from a wide radius, with many in-office procedures, nursing home and hospital experiences.

Muleshoe, Texas

Muleshoe was founded at the start of the 20th century when a railroad line was built eastward through Bailey county to Lubbock, and is named for the Muleshoe Ranch. Today Muleshoe is largely an agricultural and industrial community with farms and dairies, farm supply manufacturing, food processing, and feed processing. Muleshoe is located in the Texas panhandle about 80 miles northwest of Lubbock and 80 miles southwest of Amarillo, about 24 miles from the New Mexico border. Muleshoe has a population of about 5,000.

Our community faculty member is a UTMB alumnus who has practiced in Muleshoe for more than 35 years. His large, busy practice has strong support from the community, and patients come from as far away as New Mexico. Patients range in age from newborn to elderly, and in addition to the normal primary care problems and school physical exams, many industrial-related injuries are presented. Office procedures include arthrocentesis, casting, lesion removal, incision and drainage. The community faculty member sees patients in the office, hospital setting, nursing homes, and works in the local ER one weekday and one weekend each month. The hospital is located across the street from the office.

Housing for UTMB students is provided by the community physician.

  • Population: 5,000
  • Single faculty practice available.
  • In Texas panhandle in agricultural and industrial community.
  • HOUSING PROVIDED – Housing is provided by the community physician.
  • More information: http://www.city-of-muleshoe.com

Nacogdoches

Multiple community practices available in this historical, mid-sized city, home of Stephen F. University.

Nacogdoches, Texas

Nacogdoches is described as the “oldest town in Texas” and has been governed under 9 separate flags in its history. Nacogdoches has a rich historical background, dating back to the establishment of Spanish missions in 1721-22. Area history has been celebrated and protected throughout the years, resulting in the preservation of many precious homes and landmarks. Nacogdoches is located deep in the Texas Forest Country and is only about 60 miles from the Louisiana border. It is about 120 miles north of Houston on highway 59. It has a resident population of 64,000, with an additional 13,000 from the students of Stephen F. Austin University. Primary industries are education, agriculture, manufacturing, oil & gas, and tourism.

Nacogdoches is home of the Texas Blueberry Festival each June, as well as numerous other municipal events and festivals, and events and sporting events at SFA.

Housing for UTMB students is provided by the Piney Woods AHEC office.

  • Population: 31,000 (county population 64,000)
  • Oldest town in Texas located near the Louisiana border.
  • Multiple community faculty practices available.
  • HOUSING PROVIDED – Housing is provided by the Piney Woods AHEC office.
  • More Information: http://www.nacogdoches.org, http://www.visitnacogdoches.org

San Augustine

Enjoy an experienced faculty member with an active practice, who also enjoys researching, diagnosing and treating unusual problems.

San Augustine, Texas

San Augustine is considered the “cradle of Texas independence” for its role in the struggle for Texan independence. Once home to Sam Houston and several other leaders of the Republic, it is now a place of great natural beauty, architecture, and cultural beauty. This home of the first Texas university and first American settlement is located about 36 miles east of Nacogdoches near the Louisiana border and has a population of about 2,500. San Augustine is less than 20 minutes from both Toledo Bend and Sam Rayburn Reservoirs and between the Angelina National Forest and Sabine National Forest; it is a good area for fishing, boating, camping, hiking, cycling, and bird watching.

Our community faculty member has been teaching UTMB students for more than a decade, and is a patient, progressive physician who enjoys teaching and interacting with students. He has been in practice in San Augustine for 25 years, and his patients are mostly adults. He sees patients in the office, hospital, and nursing homes. While he generally sees the normal primary care problems, the physician is known for enjoying researching and identifying unusual problems, and so his patients bring them to him. Procedures done in the office include casting, skin cancer removal, suturing, large joint injections, and other common procedures. The hospital is located about a block from the office.

Housing for UTMB students is provided by the community faculty member in the garage apartment on the faculty member’s property. Internet access provided.

  • Population: 2,500
  • Single faculty practice available.
  • In northeast Texas near Louisiana border
  • HOUSING PROVIDED – Housing is provided in a garage apartment on the faculty’s property.
  • More information: http://visit.sanaugustinetx.com

Woodville

A single community faculty practice associated with county hospital located in the county seat of Tyler County.

Woodville, Texas

Woodville is the county seat of Tyler County, and is located in southeastern Texas near Louisiana. It is a regional lumber, manufacturing and recreational center, with the Big Thicket National Preserve located a few miles south on highway 69. The Woodville area was originally settled by several native tribes and by European settlers in the early 19th century. Today, the area boasts a wide array of recreational activities including boating, fishing, camping, and hunting in its woodlands and on its lakes, river, and creeks. Local events and festivals include the Western Weekend Rodeo and Parade in March, annual Dogwood Festival in April, the annual Alabama-Coushatta Powwow in June, and the Alabama-Coushatta Music Festival also in June.

Our community faculty member is part of a practice associated with the county hospital, and is eager to have UTMB students come to the practice and the hospital.

Housing for UTMB students is provided by the community. Internet access provided.

  • Population: 2,580
  • Single faculty practice available.
  • In southeast Texas near Louisiana border
  • HOUSING PROVIDED – Housing is arranged for by hospital board members.
  • More information: http://www.tylercountychamber.com

About Us

Medical Student Education
UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine
Primary Care Pavilion
400 Harborside Drive
2nd Floor, 2.234
Galveston, Texas 77555-1123
Phone: 409.772.3126
Clerkship Coordinator's Phone: 409.772-1395