• Family Medicine Interest Group Announces 2014-2015 Officers

    Apr 28, 2014
    The UTMB Health Family Medicine Interest Group has announced its 2014-2015 officers. The Family Medicine Interest Group is an interest group for medical students at UTMB Health who are interested in Family Medicine. If you are interested in participating, please visit their page on Facebook for more information or contact the Department of Family Medicine Medical Student Education program.
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  • Kolb Scholarship Winners Announced

    Apr 21, 2014
    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Weldon G. Kolb, MD Scholarship: Carah Howe (MS4), Roxanne Radi (MS4), Alyssa Shell (MS3), and Rebecca Tiemann (MS4). Kolb scholarship recipients are outstanding medical students who plan to go on to family medicine residencies or to practice family medicine.
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  • Panthers Last Seen Running Through Texas City!

    Apr 17, 2014
    A beautiful spring morning on Saturday, April 12th, 2014, brought walkers and runners out to participate in the First Annual Mainland Preparatory Academy Panther Express 1K and 5K Family Fun Run. This fun run was sponsored by the Mainland Preparatory Academy’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), UTMB Health’s Charles H. and Mary Campbell Lectureship Family Medicine Childhood Wellness Project and College of the Mainland.
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  • UTMB Future Doctors Learn How to Suture

    Apr 14, 2014
    On April 3, 2014 the UTMB Health Family Medicine Interest Group hosted their 3rd annual suture workshop, known as the "PCP at the PCP Lite", at the Primary Care Pavilion. The event, sponsored by the Department of Family Medicine's Medical Student Education Program, was attended by over 30 medical students who learned suturing (stitching and knot tying) techniques and practiced under the supervision of Family Medicine Physicians and Residents.
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  • Family Medicine Residents Elected to Positions with TAFP

    Mar 24, 2014
    Two Family Medicine residents, Quaratulanne "Annie" Jan, MD and Soraira Pacheco, DO, were elected to positions for 2014-2015 with the Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP). The elections took place during the resident meetings at the 2014 TAFP Interim Session, attended by family medicine residents from across the state. Dr. Pacheco was elected to be resident secretary, while Dr. Jan was elected to be the alternate resident delegate to the annual session of the TAFP.
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  • Welcome the Family Medicine Class of 2017

    Mar 21, 2014
    The 2014 Match is complete and the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to welcome our incoming resident Class of 2017.
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  • Freeman Presents at Grand Rounds

    Mar 17, 2014
    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine hosted Joshua Freeman, MD on March 6, 2014. Dr. Freeman presented a Grand Rounds lecture entitled "Social Justice, Health, and Health Care in the US".
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  • Now Accepting Kolb Scholarship Applications

    Mar 06, 2014
    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is now accepting applications for the 2013-2014 Weldon G. Kolb, MD Scholarship.
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  • David P. Rakel, MD Presented Two Great Lectures

    Mar 03, 2014
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  • 2014-2015 Family Medicine Chief Residents Announced

    Feb 20, 2014
    On Wednesday, February 19, 2014 the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine proudly announced its chief residents for the 2014-2015 academic year: Erick Alvarez, MD, Madiha Khan, MD and Karen Welch, MD
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  • Are you ready to start a healthier second life?

    Feb 13, 2014
    If I were to tell you that up to 70 percent of all visits to a doctor are now thought to have a predominantly a single cause, what might you guess? Infections? Genetics? Drug-seeking behavior? Heart disease? Cancer? Diabetes? Pain?
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  • Rakel to Present Resident Didactics February 27th

    Feb 05, 2014
    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to present David P. Rakel, MD as he gives a resident didactics lecture entitled "Mind-Body Tools: Mindfulness, Journaling, Guided Imagery, Emotional Awareness for Yourself and Others" on February 27, 2014 from 3:00-5:00pm.
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  • Rakel to Present Grand Rounds Lecture February 27th

    Feb 05, 2014
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  • Dr. Jorge Duchicela Wins Prestigious Educator Award

    Jan 08, 2014
    UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Rural Training Track faculty member, Dr. Jorge Duchicela is the recipient of the prestigious 2013 TRHA Annual Rural Health Academic Preceptor Award for the State of Texas.
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  • Department Publishes FY2013 Annual Report

    Jan 06, 2014
    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine has published in 2012-2013 Annual Report. The report summarizes the activities of the faculty, staff, and residents of the department from September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013.
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  • AMSA Members Keep Busy

    Dec 11, 2013
    UTMB Health's chapter of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) has been keeping up a busy schedule this fall. This fall they co-hosted the annual Breakfast with the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) before the first year medical students took their Gross Anatomy & Radiology (GAR) midterm exam. UTMB Health AMSA members joined in a AMSA-sponsored panel at the University of Houston for college students considering attending medical school.
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  • Family Medicine Grand Rounds

    Dec 05, 2013
    UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine and The John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine present Dr. Bruce P. Barrett, Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Wisconsin - Madison for Family Medicine Grand Rounds January 9, 2014.
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  • Thompson named Texas Super Doctor ®

    Nov 05, 2013
    Barbara L. Thompson, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Family Medicine, is being honored in Texas Super Doctors. A listing of Texas' Super Doctors will be featured in the December 2013 issue of Texas Monthly. This is the fifth time Dr. Thompson has been honored in this listing.
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  • Another Successful Primary Care Procedures Workshop

    Nov 01, 2013
    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine and the Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) hosted the Third Annual Primary Care Procedures Workshop for medical students on October 10, 2013 at the Primary Care Pavilion on the second floor from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm.
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  • Rural Training Track Residents attend Flatonia Health Fair

    Sep 25, 2013
    During the morning of Friday, September 6, 2013, UTMB Health Integrated Rural Training Track Residents, Dr. Estela Mota-Garcia (Program Year 3) and Dr. Erick F. Alvarez (Program Year 2) represented UTMB and the Youens & Duchicela Clinic of Weimar by having a booth at the Flatonia Health Fair in Flatonia, Texas.
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