Long School of Medicine

Medical Residencyand Fellowship

You’re so close to earning your medical degree.
Now let’s talk about what comes next.

The Long School of Medicine Experience

When you apply to medical residency or fellowship, you may be applying to your first “real” job and moving to a new city. And it’s not outside the realm of possibility that you may stay in that city after completing your training. We understand that the decision you’re making on where to go is a big one, not only for your career but also for your life. We’re here to help you.

Supportive Culture

While in training, support will matter more to you than it ever has before. We offer a supportive environment, where everyone recognizes they’re a lifelong learner in the ever-evolving industry of health care. We believe this unique dynamic gives you the confidence you need to reach your full potential.

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Vibrant Community

When you choose an institution for medical residency or fellowship, you’re also choosing a city. San Antonio offers a high quality of life and low cost of living. Putting down roots here is easy because the housing options close to campus are affordable and in safe communities, and the public schools are exceptional. Plus, there’s something for everyone: parks and attractions for the kids, outstanding dining options for you and museums for the entire family.

Diverse Clinical Training

It’s important to receive a diverse training experience so you can make important decisions about your career and be prepared to handle any clinical situation. The Long School of Medicine and our partner facilities offer a wide range of specialties and subspecialties. We also diagnose and treat many conditions in a diverse patient population from all of central and south Texas.

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LSOM Student Performing Research in Lab

Groundbreaking Research

There’s a spirit of curiosity and innovation in the air here that our trainees notice as soon as they set foot on campus. And fair warning: it’s contagious. Our institution has international recognition for its research in diseases such as cancer, diabetes, kidney disease, Alzheimer’s and other age-related diseases. If you want to do your own research, our faculty, who publish consistently in top medical journals, are here to support you.


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At the Long School of Medicine and within the university, we take pride in our flat hierarchy. You’ll get respect as a doctor right from the start of your medical residency or fellowship.

But most importantly, you’ll receive respect as a human. We pride ourselves in the diverse community we’ve built, with trainees and faculty representing a wide range of races and ethnicities, sexual orientations, gender identities, socioeconomic backgrounds and skill sets.

And the work doesn’t stop there. We remain in the constant pursuit of ensuring that everyone feels embraced and like they can achieve success — especially those from historically underrepresented groups. Our institution’s Office for Inclusion and Diversity keeps us on course toward this goal every day.

Key faculty and staff

You’ll receive training and mentorship from world-renowned faculty, some of whom wrote the textbooks you’ve commonly referenced in your chosen specialty. Our faculty work with our residents to understand what they want to do in medicine and help them get there. And whether you’re a resident or fellow, our faculty will help you define who you are as a doctor.

Residents and fellows

Transitioning from medical school to residency and then fellowship can be challenging. But it is often in the circumstances that test us where camaraderie develops and some of the most special bonds are forged. Our trainees are a close-knit group of individuals who start off as colleagues with similar clinical interests and become lifelong friends.

Our campus

Located in the heart of San Antonio’s South Texas Medical Center, our campus is surrounded by hospitals, clinics and surgical centers. Surgery residents have access to the Johnson Center for Surgical Innovation, a 1,300 square-foot simulation training facility that helps you develop surgical skills.

Our campus also includes patient care facilities where you’ll complete some of your training:

To locate individual buildings and areas, check out our campus maps.

Partner facilities

To give you a well-rounded residency or fellowship experience, we offer training at a variety of locations, which distinguishes our institution from others. Our partner facilities provide exposure to different care settings and patient populations, as well as a full range of care options and advanced technology.

University Health System facilities

University Health System, which includes a nationally recognized teaching hospital and outpatient care centers, delivers advanced treatment options using the latest technology and research. University Health System partner locations include:

  • University Hospital, a teaching partner that offers a broad range of specialized care options and a Level I trauma center
  • Robert B. Green Campus, an outpatient clinic located in downtown San Antonio that includes various primary and specialty care practices
  • Texas Diabetes Institute, one of the largest and most complete diabetes care centers in the United States

Watch as current and former residents at University Health System and The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio share what they learned and how they grew throughout their training.

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Additional facilities

We also partner with facilities in San Antonio and surrounding areas, including:

  • Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital, the seventh largest VA hospital in the United States
  • Brooke Army Medical Center & Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center, where local members of the military and their family members receive care
  • Methodist Healthcare, which includes eight adult hospitals and a children’s hospital
  • Baptist Health System, which includes six hospitals, a children’s hospital, cancer network and outpatient services
  • CHRISTUS Health System, which serves parts of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana and New Mexico, as well as the countries of Chile, Colombia and Mexico
  • The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, the first freestanding children’s hospital in San Antonio and part of CHRISTUS Health System

Our Videos

Eugen Stolow

There are many opportunities for research, and to have projects both published and accepted at local, national and international conferences. My residency program’s spirit is not one of competition but one of motivating each other to be the best physicians and human beings possible. We help and support one another and have developed strong friendships both at work and outside the hospital.

Eugene Stolow
Resident, Long School of Medicine
James Keeton

From the top down, our program leadership team is receptive to feedback and invested in the constant improvement of fellow education. The collaboration between faculty and fellows is incredible; for example, we have a WhatsApp group to share interesting cases in an informal setting to focus on educational topics. Fellowship training in the cardiology training program has and will continue to help prepare me for a successful career.

Dr. Keeton
Fellow, Long School of Medicine
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Have questions about our medical school, residency or fellowship programs? Wondering what life is like at Long School of Medicine and in San Antonio?