Welcome to the Department of Family Medicine

Barbara Thompson, MDThe Department of Family Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is led by its chair of more than a decade, Dr. Barbara L. Thompson. The department was founded as an independent department in 1971, but existed prior to that as a division of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health.

Our faculty provide medical care to Galveston County residents through its three clinics, located on the UTMB Galveston campus, on the western end of Galveston Island, and in Dickinson, Texas, and through its inpatient service at Jennie Sealy Hospital in Galveston, Texas. Additional services are rendered....  read more


Our Educational Programs

Medical Student Education Program

Family Medicine offers courses for undergraduate medical students throughout all four years of the medical curriculum. Family Medicine faculty also serve as examiners in the fourth-year Integrative Curriculum Evaluation Exercise (ICEE), as advisers for both individual students and for student groups, and on various course committees...   read more

Residency Training Program

The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) Family Medicine Residency Program was one of the first family medicine residency programs in the State of Texas, and has trained more than 350 physicians since accepting its first residents in 1971. For the past 40 years, our mission has been to educate physicians to the highest standards of medical practice... read more

Research Program

Research in the Department of Family Medicine focuses on four broad research areas that reflect the interests of the faculty and principles of Family Medicine. read more
Dr. Sam Mathis at the Primary Care Procedures Workshop
Residency Sonogram Workshop
2017 Research Symposium with Dr. Grant Pierre
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