• FMIG Reschedules Residency Fair

    Sep 07, 2017
    The UTMB Health Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) has rescheduled their annual residency fair to take place on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 5:30pm in Jennie Sealy Hospital 2.506.
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  • Back to Normal Operations

    Sep 01, 2017
    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to share that as of 7 a.m. on Friday, September 1, the institution has declared an end to the emergency status related to Hurricane Harvey. Academic offices and clinics have opened, and will operate their normal business hours.
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  • Hurricane Harvey Updates

    Aug 28, 2017
    UTMB Health continues to be operating at emergency status as of Monday, August 28. Jennie Sealy Hospital in Galveston, League City Campus Hospital in League City, and Angleton-Danbury Hospital in Angleton continue to be open, with emergency departments available to the community. One of the Department of Family Medicine's clinics, Family Medicine Clinic – Island West, is open today, Monday, August 28.
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  • Congratulations on the 1st Annual Regional Family Medicine Resident Research Symposium

    May 25, 2017
    On Saturday May 20, 2017, the University of Texas Medical Branch Department of Family Medicine hosted the First Annual Regional Family Medicine Residency Research Symposium. The symposium showcased the research activities of family medicine residents and fellows from programs in the Galveston-Houston metro area.
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  • Now Accepting 2016-2017 Weldon G. Kolb, MD Scholarship Applications

    Apr 11, 2017
    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is now accepting applications for the 2016-2017 Weldon G. Kolb, MD Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to 3rd and 4th year medical student(s) at UTMB Health who meet high academic standards and express and interest in pursuing a career in family medicine. Past recipients have gone on to family medicine residencies or to practice family medicine.
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  • Welcome the Family Medicine Class of 2020

    Mar 30, 2017
    The 2017 Match is complete and the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to welcome our incoming resident Class of 2020.
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  • Program Filled in 2017 Match

    Mar 13, 2017
    The UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Program is pleased to announced that the program has filled as part of the National Resident Matching Program's (NRMP) 2017 Main Residency Match.
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  • Chief Residents for 2017-2018

    Feb 23, 2017
    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to announce that Ndidi "Oge" Abara, MD and Nathaniel De La Cruz, MD will serve as Chief Residents of the UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Program for 2017-2018.
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  • Sierpina Recognized with Teaching Award

    Feb 20, 2017
    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to announce that Victor Sierpina, MD has been selected to be one of the 2017 Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award winners in recognition of his outstanding teaching of students and residents in clinical settings.
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  • Study Recognized by National Organization

    Feb 16, 2017
    The Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) recently featured a study by Bret Howrey, PhD, of the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine, and M. Kristen Peek, PhD, of the UTMB Health Department of Preventive Medicine & Community Health.
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  • Qureshi Named Course Director

    Feb 14, 2017
    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to announce that Hammad Qureshi, MD has been appointed the course director for the Acting Internship (AI) in Family Medicine (FAMU 4001).
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  • Department of Family Medicine Publishes 2016 Annual Report

    Jan 25, 2017
    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine has published its 2016 Annual Report. The report summarizes the activities of the faculty, staff, and residents of the department from September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016.
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  • McKee Wins 2016 Galveston.com Best Of Honors

    Jan 04, 2017
    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine would like to congratulate Julie McKee, MD on being honored with the "Bronze" in the 2016 Galveston.com Best of the Island Award competition in the physician category.
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  • New Team Leads Residency Program

    Jan 02, 2017
    January 2, 2016 – Jamal Islam, MD and Tuere Coulter, MD assumed their newly appointed leadership roles today with the UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Program.
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  • Faculty Selected as 2016 Super Doctors

    Dec 08, 2016
    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to congratulate Victor Sierpina, MD and Barbara L. Thompson, MD for being named one of Texas' Super Doctors® for 2016. The listing of Texas' Super Doctors is featured in Texas Monthly magazine.
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  • Rural Doc Presents Grand Rounds

    Dec 05, 2016
    R. Russell Thomas Jr., DO, MPH presented a lecture on December 1, 2016 as part of the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine's Grand Rounds. Dr. Thomas presented "Country Medicine Revisited: The Evolution of Rural Medicine Over the Past 30 Years" and shared his thoughts and experiences as a small-town primary care physician.
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  • Departmental Clinics' Medical Home Recognized

    Nov 16, 2016
    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to share that its three departmental practices—Family Medicine Clinic - Dickinson, Family Medicine Clinic - Island East, and Family Medicine Clinic - Island West—have received renewed recognition from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Homes.
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  • Linda Hubbell

    Nov 14, 2016
    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine regrets to announce that I share with you that Linda Hubbell (67) passed away on Monday, November 14, 2016 after her battle with leukemia.
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  • Changes in Family Medicine Residency Program Leadership

    Oct 28, 2016
    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is proud to announce that Tricia Elliott, MD has accepted the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs, Designated Institutional Officer, and Chief Academic Officer with the the JPS Health Network in Forth Worth, Texas.While we are very sad that Dr. Elliott will be leaving her current position as Director of the UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Program, we are happy for her and wish her very well in her new position. We are also happy to announce that Jamal Islam, MD has accepted the position of Director of the UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Program, effective January 1, 2017.
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  • UTMB and Family Medicine Honor "Top Docs"

    Oct 14, 2016
    On Saturday, October 8, 2016 the UTMB Health School of Medicine and the Area Health Education Center (AHEC) held a banquet and awarded 13 community-based physicians the 2016 UTMB Health Teachers of Distinction Award. Among the recipients were three family physicians who support students of the Department of Family Medicine: W. David Toronjo, MD, Bodo Brauer, MD, and Rogelio "Roger" Gonzalez, Jr, MD.
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