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Residency Fact Sheet

About Our Program

The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) Family Medicine Residency Program was one of the first family medicine residency programs in the State of Texas, and has trained more than 300 physicians since accepting its first residents in 1971. For the past 44 years, our mission has been to educate physicians to the highest standards of medical practice, to provide the best possible care to our patients, and to expand the boy of medical knowledge within family medicine through systematic observation and clinical research.

Our program is structured as a 10-10-10 program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) with a total of 30 residents training annually. 

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Medical Curriculum

The curriculum of the UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Program is shaped by several sources, including requirements of the ACGME, the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), and the program review committee utilizing information gained though the evaluation process. Our curriculum is primarily broken up into four-week blocks, with elective opportunities increasing as the resident progresses through his or her training. Read more....

Didactic Lectures and Conferences

Our didactic learning component is an 18-month curriculum, which ensure that every resident is exposed to it during their training. These sessions occur every Thursday afternoon from 1pm to 5pm. They are divided into four general themes and coordinated by Residency Program faculty.

  • Week 1: Adult medicine topics including Pulmonology, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology and Cardiology.
  • Week 2: Behavioral Medicine, Pediatrics, Dermatology, and a resident led presentation regarding a difficult clinic case.
  • Week 3: Geriatrics, Nephrology, Sports Medicine, and a resident led Journal Club.
  • Week 4: Women's Health, Newborn Care, Integrative Medicine and a resident-led morbidity and mortality presentation about a difficult hospital case.

"Power Hour" is a weekly 1-hour board review session under the supervision of our program director Dr. Jamal Islam, MD, MS. Resident wellness sessions are conducted monthly during didactic lectures and is facilitated by the Behavioral Medicine faculty and our chief residents.  There is also a "resident-only meeting" led by our chief residents, to discuss ways to improve patient care and educational experience.

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