• UTMB Students Help Bring Dental Care to Galveston's Poor and Homeless

    Jun 08, 2015
    After a year of planning, and hard work by Faculty, students, local dentists and Family Medicine Community Education Specialist Shannon Samuelson, the clinic held it's ribbon cutting ceremony on May 29th, 2015. The clinic is now open to provide dental services such as tooth extraction, drainage of periodontal abscesses, and treatment of gum and mouth infections at the St. Vincent's Clinic. [photos]
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  • Resident Research Day 2015

    Jun 08, 2015
    On May 21st the Family Medicine Residents participated in the Annual Family Medicine Research Day showcasing the research activities of their residents and interns. This research day is coordinated by the Family Medicine research faculty, Susan Weller, PhD, Angela Shepherd, MD, Alvah Cass, MD, SM and Bret Howrey, PhD as well as staff members Alma Salazar, Cassi Boatwright and Jennie Gounah.
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  • Congratulations to This Year's Kolb Scholarship Winners

    May 28, 2015
    We would like to congratulate Nathaniel De La Cruz, MSIV (pictured left), Petra Kelsey, MSIV (not pictured) and Brittany Taute, MSIV (pictured right) for being awarded this year's Kolb scholarship winners. The scholarship is a cash award.
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  • Congratulations to Tuere S. Coulter for Completing Scholars Program

    May 06, 2015
    Please join us in congratulating Dr. Tuere S. Coulter for successfully completing the UTMB Health Scholars in Education Program.
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  • Now Accepting Kolb Scholarship Applications

    Mar 23, 2015
    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 Weldon G. Kolb, MD Scholarship. Applications for the 2014-2015 scholarship are due by April 10, 2015.
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  • Welcome the Family Medicine Class of 2018

    Mar 20, 2015
    The 2015 Match is complete and the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to welcome our incoming resident Class of 2018.
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  • Congratulations to Our New 2015-2016 Chief Residents

    Feb 17, 2015
    We are very pleased to announce the new Chief Residents for the 2015-2016 academic year. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Rebecca Burke and Dr. Hiram Martinez.
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  • Angela Shepherd, MD Named "Best of Galveston 2014" Physician

    Jan 06, 2015
    After a month of nominations, two months of voting, and well over 100,000 votes from people across the country, Galveston.com announces the winners of The 2014 Best of Galveston Awards. UTMB Health's Family Medicine Physician, Angela Shepherd, MD took the gold award for Best Physician.
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  • Barbara L. Thompson, MD named Texas Super Doctor again for 2014

    Dec 10, 2014
    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to congratulate Barbara L. Thompson, MD, professor and chair, for being named one of Texas' Super Doctors® for 2014.
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  • Moshe Frenkel, MD presented October Family Medicine Grand Rounds

    Oct 27, 2014
    The Department of Family Medicine in conjunction with support from the W.D. & Laura Nicholson Family Chair in Integrative Medicine Endowment and the Charles H. and Mary Campbell Integrative Medicine Funding presented Dr. Frenkel on Thursday, October 23, 2014 for three great lectures on the role of the primary care doctor for cancer patients and the importance of food in caring for cancer patients.
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  • Family Medicine Supports Breast Cancer Awareness in their clinics

    Oct 13, 2014
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  • The Family Medicine Interest Group hosted its 4th Annual Primary Care Procedures Workshop

    Oct 13, 2014
    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine and the Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) hosted the Fourth Annual Primary Care Procedures at the Primary Care Pavilion workshop (PCP2 ) for medical students on October 9, 2014 at the Primary Care Pavilion on the second floor from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.
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  • Student Awarded Pisacano Scholarship

    Aug 28, 2014
    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to share that Alyssa Shell, a fourth-year medical student and MD/PhD candidate, has been awarded the Pisacano Leadership Foundation's scholarship for 2014.
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  • Family Medicine Seminar on Strolling Through the Match

    Aug 18, 2014
    The UTMB Health Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) hosted its annual Strolling Through the Match event on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in the Primary Care Pavilion. This year more than 40 students attended the seminar.
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  • Hussein Receives Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award

    Aug 18, 2014
    Hanan Hussein, MD was awarded the John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award.
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  • Sierpina Selected as Educator of the Month

    Aug 08, 2014
    Victor Sierpina, MD was selected as July's Educator of the Month by the UTMB Health Academy of Master Teachers and the Advocacy Team.
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  • Elliott Advocates for GME Reform

    Aug 06, 2014
    Tricia Elliott, MD was quoted in a July 2014 article in the STFM News in support of the new Institute of Medicine's Graduate Medical Education that Meets the Nation's Health Needs. Dr. Elliott currently serves as the chair of the Academic Family Medicine Advocacy Committee and is a strong advocate for academic family medicine.
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  • UTMB Health Family Medicine hosted Evelyn Granieri, MD, MPH, MSEd for Grand Rounds

    Jul 01, 2014
    On June 19, 2014 UTMB Health's Department of Family Medicine hosted Evelyn Granieri, MD, MPH, MSEd, for three great lectures. Dr. Granieri is Chief of the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Aging in the Department of Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
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  • Residents Provide Sports Physicals

    Jun 27, 2014
    Each year, UTMB Health offers health screening to local children and teens in preparation for summer activities and school sports. In 2014, 12 family medicine residents worked side-by-side with four faculty members to provide these low-cost services at UTMB Health's annual Student Sports Physicals event, held June 21, 2014 at the Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes.
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  • Family Medicine Residents Skills Building Workshop

    May 06, 2014
    On Thursday May 1st the PGY1 UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine Residents took part in the second annual SIM Man Hospital Service Skills Building Workshop. Faculty, third-year residents and nursing staff led the first-year residents through 5 different night float scenarios utilizing UTMB Health’s advanced simulation center.
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