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 and committees for the School of Medicine. Family Medicine faculty also conduct funded educational and curricular research.

The required third-year clerkship in Family Medicine is a four-week ambulatory, community-based rotation at family medicine clinical sites across Texas. The clerkship faculty include both campus-based faculty and community faculty from across the state. The clerkship has consistently been one of the highest-ranked School of Medicine courses over the past decade. Oversight of the clerkship is the responsibility of the Family Medicine Medical Student Education Committee. It is comprised of the clerkship director, physicians, educators, community development specialists, and secretarial staff. The committee meets regularly to address issues that arise and to discuss and work on ideas for improving the clerkship. 

 

Courses

The Department of Family Medicine offers one required course, its third-year Family Medicine Clerkship, as well as a wide array of acting interships, selectives, and electives. The department also also coordinates the Texas Statewide Family Medicine Preceptorship Program for UTMB Health.

Take a look at the department's course list today.

Get Involved

The Department of Family Medicine sponsors two student interest groups, the Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) and Students for Integrative Medicine (SIM), and is also involved in the UTMB Health chapter of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA). 

The FMIG is an active group, meeting monthly and hosting outreach events as well as procedure workshops for students to sharpen their skills under the guidance of Department of Family Medicine faculty and residents. For more information about the group and to join in, please visit their Facebook page.

The SIM group has recently undergone a renewal under the leadership of a driven group of interested students. For more information about joining SIM and their activities, please contact Petra Kelsey, a student in the UTMB Health School of Medicine.

AMSA has strong roots at UTMB Health, and the UTMB chapter focuses on community service and enhancing medical student education. If you are interested in joining the UTMB Health chapter of AMSA, please email the group at amsa.utmb@gmail.com.

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News

UTMB Health Family Medicine Attends STFM in Austin

by Cassi Boatwright | Feb 05, 2018
UTMB Health faculty, staff, and students attended the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Medical Student Education Conference this year in Austin, TX, February 1 - 4, 2018. UTMB was well represented with a total of six presentations and one poster.

UTMB Health Family Medicine faculty, staff, and students attended the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) Medical Student Education Conference this year in Austin, TX, February 1 - 4, 2018.  UTMB was well represented with a total of six presentations and one poster. 

All UTMB presentations were well received but there were two notable projects that far surpassed expectations.  The first was a quality improvement poster titled “Empowering Students to Implement Change in Primary Care: A Student-Driven Quality Improvement Project Experience” presented by Carolyn Coyle, MS, and Dr. Jennifer Raley, it received a blue ribbon for special recognition from the judges. 

The second was a presentation titled “From the Millennials' Mouth–Reframing Family Medicine!” presented by Carolyn Coyle, MS4, Edward Strecker, MS3, Marysuna Wilkerson, MS3, and Dr. Jennifer Raley.  This presentation was very well attended with over 80 people in the audience – every seat was taken and people lined the walls and sat on the floor.  The Department of Family Medicine is so proud of each of the faculty who presented and especially the students who exceeded their expectations around every turn. 

Congratulations to all our presenters and staff who made this an honored and memorable STFM Conference. A complete list of presentations is below.

  • Empowering Students to Implement Change in Primary Care: A Student-Driven Quality Improvement Project Experience – Poster

    Carolyn Coyle, MS4; Jennifer Raley, MD

  • Taking Office Teaching in Stride: Optimizing Student Learning in the Clinic

    Valerie Niedermier, MD; Suzan Skef; Winfred Frazier, MD, MPH

  • From the Millennials' Mouth–Reframing Family Medicine!

    Carolyn Coyle, MS4; Jennifer Raley, MD; Kenzie Murphy, MS4; Edward Strecker, MS3; Marysuna Wilkerson, MS3; Shannon Samuelson, BA

  • SCOPE Out Our Success: Student Continuity of Practice Experience

    Jennifer Raley, MD; Kyu Jana, MD; Zachary Ashmore, MS4; Carolyn Coyle, MS4; Christine Ford, M.Ed.; Victor Sierpina, MD

  • Mentorship—Managing the Mentor and Mentee Relationship

    Winfred Frazier, MD, MPH; Valerie Niedermier, MD

  • Teaching Integrative Medicine to Medical Students: Student, Fellow, and Faculty Perspectives  Robert Slater, MD, MPH; Kyu Jana, MD; Samuel Mathis, MD

Scope Presentation Jennifer Raley and Carolyn Coyle Poster PresentationIntegrative Medicine Presentation Team: Robert Slater, MD, MPH; Samuel Mathis, MD and Kyu K. Jana, MD
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