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 250 physicians since accepting its first residents in 1971. For the past 40 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.
Our program began offering a rural training experience for our residents in 2000. In 2009 this curriculum was approved by the Residency Review Committee (RRC) of the ACGME, and a formal integrated rural training track (IRTT) in Weimar, Texas, was developed. The first two residents joined the IRTT in July 2011. Read more...