Good Shepherd residency program hands out white coats to incoming residents

Good Shepherd residency program hands out white coats to incoming residents
KEVIN GREEN
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - 8:41am

Eighteen white coats were handed out Monday at Good Shepherd Medical Center.

They belong to members of the class of 2017 internal medicine residents, who are embarking on a three-year program at the hospital that aims to prepare them for the transition from medical school to patient practice.

Program Director Emmanuel Elueze said the goal is “to improve quality health care in Longview and East Texas.”

“Our four main functions of residency are patient care, education, scholarly activities and community service,” Elueze said. “This program is a new engine for growth in East Texas.”

The residency program began in 2012 and has drawn much interest; this year’s application process saw more than 3,000 applicants. 

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