Program Director: Newly Accredited Family Medicine RTT Residency in Greater Houston

Program Director, Family Medicine RTT Residency in Greater Houston

Position: Program Director of the Newly Accredited Family Medicine Rural Training Track (RTT) Residency
Location: Greater Houston Area: Lufkin, TX
Status: Full-time, Employed, Salaried Position
Company: Baylor College of Medicine/CHI St. Luke’s Health
Specialty: Family Medicine; Graduate Medical Education (GME); Residency Director
Salary + Benefits:
 Competitive Pay; Comprehensive Benefits Package & Retirement Options; Relocation Assistance

Family Medicine RTT Residency Program Director Opportunity Description

Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and its affiliate, CHI St. Luke’s Health — one of the largest health systems in the nation — is seeking a physician leader to serve as Program Director of a newly accredited Family Medicine Rural Training Track (RTT) Residency program. The residency will be based at CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial in Lufkin, TX. The hospital services a population of 500,000 in Angelina and Polk counties, with a larger secondary market in Cherokee, Houston, San Augustine, and Trinity counties. CHI St. Luke’s Health operates 105 hospitals in 19 states. Baylor College of Medicine offers 120, accredited residency and fellowship programs, including a robust Department of Family and Community Medicine with 170 faculty supporting residency and medical student education, clinical care, community service, and research across the Greater Houston community.

The Program Director of the Family Medicine RTT Residency program is responsible for the leadership, organization, operation, and general administration of the Family Medicine RTT Residency program sponsored by Baylor College of Medicine. Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report, including second in Houston and third in Texas. In addition, U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 rankings placed Baylor College of Medicine as No. 4 in the country for primary care. Baylor’s affiliate hospitals include many that ranked among the best in the United States. These affiliations provide exceptionally diverse clinical training sites, expansive research and educational resources, and extensive options for collaborative and outreach initiatives.

This is an opportunity to take on the leadership of a newly accredited family medicine residency program and to spearhead the development of rural training track GME at CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Lufkin that will continue to impact the quality-of-care delivery and health outcomes of this population.


CHI St. Luke’s Health Highlights:

With ANCC-recognized hospitals, a five-time Magnet-recognized Academic Hospital, and a team that has made great strides in advancing healthcare over the past 60 years, CHI St. Luke’s Health offers a supportive environment that promotes the ambitions of our caregivers.

CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial System has paved the way for quality, innovative healthcare in East Texas since its founding in 1949. In fact, it consistently ranks among the nation’s best for exceptional healthcare and patient satisfaction. With a network of hospitals across East Texas, CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial provides more than a quarter of a million patient services and millions of dollars in local charity care and community support each year.

CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Lufkin offers comprehensive, quality healthcare, including an off-campus emergency center and outpatient facilities and services to a 12-county region in East Texas. A 271-bed acute care facility, CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial Lufkin is home to East Texas’ largest emergency department, which has 32 private patient rooms, a dedicated imaging and laboratory department, and a highly qualified multidisciplinary team of emergency physicians, nurse practitioners, and registered trauma nurses.

Successful Candidate Should Have:

  • The required specialty expertise, as well as documented educational and administrative abilities, to carry out the responsibilities of the role and to achieve the goals and objectives of the Family Medicine RTT Residency Program.
  • Board Certification (current or eligible) by the American Board of Family Medicine, the American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine, or hold credentials deemed equivalent to Certification by the ACGME’s Family Medicine Residency Review Committee.   
  • At least three (3) years of educational and/or GME administrative experience.
  • Unrestricted credentials within CHI St. Luke’s Health-Memorial and be licensed or eligible to practice medicine by the State of Texas. 

Salary and academic rank for this position will be commensurate with the applicant’s experience and academic background. BCM/CHI St. Luke’s offers an excellent benefits package including generous paid time off, retirement benefits, etc. 

Explore Greater Houston and East Texas: Lufkin, TX

Located in the beautiful Texas Forest Country, Lufkin is the regional hub of East Texas, which includes 12 surrounding counties and is known for its forests that stretch for miles. The thriving City of Lufkin offers a comfortable small-town feel with all of the amenities of a big city due to Lufkin’s Regional service area.

Explore what Greater Houston and East Texas have to offer: Enjoy the great outdoors, spend time on Lake Sam Rayburn, hike through Angelina National Forest, or camp beneath the stars. Deep East Texas is the ideal location for a quality work/life balance with convenient access to major cities like Dallas, metro Houston, San Antonio, and Waco. Live in the countryside and still be a short drive to the hospital.

Application Instructions:

For immediate and confidential consideration, please inquire with an updated copy of your CV and a letter of interest. All inquiries should be sent to Elaine Auerbach: and/or 

Elaine Auerbach, MBA, MPH
Managing Partner & Practice Leader
Kaye/Bassman International Corp.
Phone: (972) 265-5259 – Direct
Email: and/or    

BCM/CHI St. Luke’s Health has partnered with Kaye/Bassman to provide executive search services for the Department of Family and Community Medicine at BCM and Department of GME. BCM/CHI St. Luke’s is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.