Committed to providing hands-on experiences for medical students
with Texas family physicians.
Family doctors provide ongoing, total health care for you and your family. Family doctors see all ages of patients and can treat almost any health problem. Family physicians are dedicated to treating the whole person.
Work in a busy group practice of five family practice doctors serving a patient population ranging in age from newborn to elderly.
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.
The group practice offers a full staff of five family practice doctors, five nurse practitioners, a licensed social worker,
and serving a patient population ranging in age from newborn to elderly. Housing for UTMB students completing clerkship in Atlanta
is provided by one of the community physicians.
UTMB alumni comprise a busy practice that sees patients in the office, hospital, several nursing homes, and on house calls.
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.
Work in a small, busy practice with opportunitites for assisting with procedures and following patients in the hospital.
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.
The practic has multiple doctors and staff to provide patient care seeing patients in teh office, hospital, and nursing
home. The hospital and clinic are within walking distance of the home built by the community to house medical students.
Multiple community practices available in this historical, mid-sized city, home of Stephen F. University.
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.
Enjoy an experienced faculty member with an active practice, who also enjoys researching, diagnosing and treating
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.
Two community practices are available in the crossroads between Corpus Christi, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin.
Victoria is located in an area referred to as the “Crossroads,” due to its location on highway 59 within about two hours of Corpus Christi, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. Victoria is the second oldest incorporated city in Texas, having been originally settled in the 17th century as a French colony. Nestled beside the Guadalupe River, Victoria offers boating, fishing, and other outdoor activities on the river and in the two area reservoirs.
Victoria offers many amenities not often found in a city of its size, including a zoo, symphony, ballet, theatre, university, five museums, and a baseball team. It is home to both Victoria College and University of Houston – Victoria.
Housing for UTMB students is provided at DeTar Hospital and coordinated by Texas AHEC East.
A single community faculty practice associated with county hospital located in
the county seat of Tyler County.
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 in the hospital.
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