A message from…
Associate Program Director of Family Medicine Residency
It is with great enthusiasm that we welcome our first group of residents to the Family Rural Medicine Residency Program at St. Luke’s Health-East Texas in partnership with Baylor College of Medicine Houston.
This new program is the result of years of hard work and collaboration, and is a vision of Monte Bostwick, chief executive officer and market president of St. Luke’s Health-East Texas. It is an exciting new addition to the hospital’s outreach to the medical community.
The residency is under the umbrella of the Baylor Family Medicine department and will be a rural track residency associated with Baylor. We are pleased that the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has granted approval for this newest track for a total of nine residents; three for each of the years of training.
The residents’ first year will be wholly in Houston for the internship and then the following two years in Lufkin under our local physicians. Rotations through the different services of the hospital will expose the new doctors to the experiences of the wide range of care given in our facility.
Residents will rotate through the services of the local physicians, both inpatient and outpatient. They will have an opportunity to work with some truly great medical providers.
Our residency program director is Eric Warwick, M.D., Family and Community Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine Houston.
It is my pleasure to serve as associate program director. I have been in rural practice since 1986 in San Augustine at our critical access hospital there. I will oversee the educational experiences for the residents, ensure the quality of their inpatient care, and help teach during clinical rotations.
I will also advise and oversee the new Family Medicine outpatient clinic for the residents and support the education of both residents and faculty who are involved in the program.
This is an exciting time for Lufkin, East Texas and for our hospitals in particular. This program offers the opportunity for urban and rural hospitals, as well, as non-hospital clinical settings, to train residents in rural areas and can help increase access to primary care in rural and underserved areas.
The new residency program is funded in part by the Temple Foundation and the Mary K and Clifford Grum Foundation.
Becoming a training hospital is an honor and a compliment to the quality of care we give to our patients every day through this ministry. We welcome you to the St. Luke’s Health-East Texas family. If you have questions, please feel free to contact us.
John Oglesbee, M.D.
Family Medicine Residency Associate Program