Greenville, Texas – Hunt Regional Healthcare received approval from the Accreditation Counsel for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for our internal medicine residency program. This program will launch July 1, 2024 with eight residents, with plans to grow to twenty-four in the next few years. Over 1,000 medical school graduates applied for these initial eight positions.

Residents will be under the medical direction of Asim Usman, MD. Dr. Usman is board certified in internal medicine and palliative medicine. The mission of the Hunt Regional Internal Medicine Residency Program is to provide an advanced education in internal medicine of the highest quality, combining teaching, clinical service, comprehensive patient care, and research, while producing competent academic and clinical leaders in internal medicine who are committed to lifelong learning.

“These students will be a great asset to our district now and in the future,” stated Hunt Regional Healthcare CEO Lee Boles. “Our community will benefit from these highly trained professionals, and the program participants will experience the complexities of health care in our region.”

According to American College of Physicians, Internal Medicine physicians, sometimes known as Internists or Doctors of Internal Medicine, are experts in complexity. They specialize in adult medicine, and are specially trained to solve diagnostic problems, manage severe long-term illnesses, and help patients with multiple, complex chronic conditions.Internal medicine physicians are known as the “doctor’s doctor” because they are often called upon by other medical professionals for their ability to connect the dots and help solve problems. Their expertise makes them vital to both patients and medical professionals.

This is the second medical residency program offered by Hunt Regional Healthcare.