The medical community is one of the fastest growing and most significant industries in Tyler. With three primary hospitals and a large number of supporting clinics, practices, and specialty hospitals, Tyler provides world-class healthcare to all of East Texas. Residents in the area find comfort knowing that almost all major surgeries can be performed locally, without the added stress of traveling long distances.
The University of Texas at Tyler will be the first medical school in East Texas, offering local aspiring doctors an opportunity to train and practice without leaving the area. The medical school will open in 2023.
Tyler is also home to two nursing schools at the University of Texas at Tyler and Tyler Junior College. Students have the advantage of learning through clinical rotations at both major hospitals, leading to well-educated nurses with hands-on learning experience under expert supervision.
Already at the forefront of innovative technologies, Tyler will soon begin a new chapter in its breakthrough scientific chronicle: biotechnology. Construction is set to begin shortly on a multimillion-dollar Biomedical Research Park. Tenants will include those from academia, medicine, pharmaceuticals, bioengineering corporations, and more as the Park will serve as a think tank for leading research in the fields of biological technologies and sciences, allergy and asthma respiratory health, fetal and neonatal preventive and emergency care, and much more.