Residency Program

About Our Program

Welcome to the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas. Baptist Hospitals is a 500-bed community hospital serving seven surrounding counties with a population in excess of 550,000. We are a Level IV trauma center and are accredited as primary care centers for both stroke and chest pain. In collaboration with Acadian EMS, we are the home base of an air medical program supporting the entirety of the Southeast Texas region. Our oncology program is accredited as a Comprehensive Community Program through the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, as a Comprehensive Breast Center by the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers and as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.

During your three years in our program, you will be exposed to the care complexity found in our cardiac and medical surgical ICUs, and an emergency department with 75,000 annual visits. Our goal is to not only produce well-rounded internists prepared to independently practice medicine immediately following residency, but also to prepare internists to successfully match and complete competitive fellowship training programs. In addition, we have partnered with Lamar University to offer our residents the opportunity to pursue advanced, graduate-level degrees in business, public health, forensics and medical informatics.


Our core internal medicine faculty brings a combined 75-years of practice experience. The program curriculum provides you with the flexibility to explore specialty areas of interest, while ensuring you are thoroughly prepared for board certification. Baptist Hospitals offers a sub-tertiary care environment which will expose you to complex care models and hands-on experience with advanced procedures, while affording you the opportunity to develop close physician-patient relationships, not commonly found in large medical centers.

Baptist Hospitals is a clinical affiliate and teaching hospital for both Sam Houston State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston School of Medicine. Our faculty and specialty coordinators are committed to fostering an educational experience focused on helping you achieve your personal and professional goals. To find out more about how Baptist Hospitals is redefining the residency experience, contact us at

Nicole Hancock, MD
Residency Program Director,
Internal Medicine

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Nicole Hancock, MD

Internal Medicine Program Director

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