• 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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  • AMSA Student Group Kicks Off 2013-2014 Year

    Sep 17, 2013
    The UTMB Health chapter of the American Medical Student Association kicked off its 2013-2014 academic year with its first meeting of the year on August 26th in the Old Red Amphitheater.
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  • Family Medicine Residents serve as Doctor of the Day for the Texas Legislature

    Sep 13, 2013
    During the 83rd regular session of the Texas Legislature Dr Jorge Duchicela and UTMB Health Family Medicine residents, Dr. Estela Mota-Garcia and Dr. Evan Underwood represented the TAFP as Doctor of the Day on two occasions.
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  • 2013 Primary Care Procedures Workshop Set for Oct. 10

    Sep 10, 2013
    The Department of Family Medicine and the Family Medicine Interest Group will host 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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  • UTMB Family Medicine hosted Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE

    Aug 30, 2013
    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine would like to thank Jun J. Mao, MD, MSCE who presented a lunchtime lecture on Integrative Medicine Oncology, a Resident Didactic Workshop and Family Medicine Grand Rounds on Thursday, August 22, 2013.
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  • PCP Community Health Fair

    Aug 13, 2013
    The University of Texas Medical Branch hosted an open house and free health fair on Saturday, August 10 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Primary Care Pavilion. The event was titled "Back to School for All Ages." This event offered the Galveston community the opportunity to view the newly reopened Primary Care Pavilion and tour the upgraded clinic facilities.
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  • Family Medicine launches childhood wellness program

    Aug 09, 2013
    UTMB family medicine residents recently finished their first semester teaching a new childhood wellness program. Their students, fifth graders at Mainland Preparatory Academy in LaMarque, spent the spring learning many different ways to approach eating and lifestyle decisions.
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  • Student Talks about Rural Experiences on Radio Show

    Aug 08, 2013
    UTMB Health’s Petra Kelsey, a third-year medical student, was a guest on Marfa Public Radio’s Talk at Ten this May. Ms. Kelsey spoke with KRTS’ Rachel Osier Lindley about her experiences during her one-month experience through the Texas Statewide Preceptorship Program.
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  • Students for Integrative Medicine Group Names Officers

    Aug 02, 2013
    UTMB Health’s Students for Integrative Medicine (SIM) group has named its new officers. The SIM group serves as a forum for UTMB Health students to learn, experience and be supported in their exploration of integrative medicine.
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  • Record Number of Students Stroll Through the Match

    Aug 01, 2013
    The UTMB Health Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) hosted its annual Strolling Through the Match event on Thursday, July 18 in the Primary Care Pavilion. This year a record number of medical students, more than 60, attended the seminar.
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  • Scholarships Awarded

    Jul 25, 2013
    The Department of Family Medicine awarded a number of scholarships to the 2013 graduates of the UTMB Health School of Medicine.
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