Program Overview

About the Residency Program

CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Health System is affiliated with Texas A&M School of Medicine for our three-year internal medicine residency program in Longview. Residents train primarily at CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Medical Center - Longview in a variety of healthcare settings including inpatient, outpatient and emergency care. We offer a diverse patient population as well as experienced faculty members with a commitment to residency education, allowing our residents to gain valuable knowledge and hands-on experience.

After completion, many residents choose to practice as primary care providers or as hospitalists. Others go on to do additional training in various sub-specialties including cardiology, pulmonary-critical care, infectious disease, endocrinology, geriatrics, rheumatology, GI/hepatology, and hematology/oncology/leukemia. CHRISTUS Health is the institutional sponsor of the CHRISTUS Good Shepherd Internal Medicine Residency program, as well as two other Texas residency programs in Corpus Christi and San Antonio. Partnering with Texas A&M for academic support gives us many resources for residents and students, including faculty development, medical research and program growth.

Focus of our Residency – Dr. Egbe’s Three Pillars of the Program

  • Excellent Patient Care
  • Commitment to Education
  • Community Outreach

Additionally, the program has adapted CHRISTUS’ Code of Ethics which includes: Dignity, Integrity, Compassion, Excellence and Stewardship.

Our residents claim the strengths of our program are the approachability of attendings, leadership and colleagues, along with our wellness initiatives and the training opportunities that the hospital and our patient population bring to the table.

The Longview Internal Medicine Clinic

The Longview Internal Medicine Resident Clinic opened in 2012 and is a community provider of primary care services with an emphasis on educating the next generation of internists. This clinic is leading the way in quality metrics and patient experience. Each patient receives another level of a physician’s medical knowledge, and with the continuity of a three-year outpatient clinic, residents build a patient base with which to grow if they choose to stay in Longview to practice outpatient medicine. PGY-1 carries 3-6 patients; PGY-2 carries 4-6 patients, and PGY-3 carries 6-8 patients.

Partnership with University of North Texas Health Science Center’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Beginning in 2011, CHRISTUS Good Shepherd has hosted third-year clerkships for TCOM students who want to train in Longview, alongside the Internal Medicine Residents. Our residents have the opportunity to teach and mentor these students, and our program has benefitted from the relationship with TCOM, specifically matching some of the best students into our IM program after their clerkship training.

Longview and the “Piney Woods” of East Texas

  • County Seat of Gregg County
  • Founded in 1870s
  • Population of more than 80,000
  • Located between Dallas and Shreveport
  • 25 lakes within 75 miles
  • State Parks with hiking trails and other recreation