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Welcome to The Department of Family Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) where educators, clinicians, and researchers are committed to excellence in medical education, primary care, and scholarship with the goal of advancing patient-centered healthcare in our communities

Family Medicine News

Jennifer Raley Recognized by AAFP

July 3, 2024, 17:25 PM by Cassi Boatwright

Dr. Jennifer Raley was highlighted as the American Academy of Family Physician's July Family Doc Focus for her leadership and commitment to the UTMB Health Family Medicine Interest Group

AAFP Program of Excellence Award


June 12, 2024, 10:20 AM by Cassi Boatwright

The UTMB Health Family Medicine Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) secured a 6th year-in-a-row AAFP Program of Excellence Award and were acknowledged at the AAFP National Conference in Kansas City.

2024 Regional Residency Research Symposium

May 23, 2024, 16:20 PM by Cassi Boatwright

Saturday, May 18th 2024 marked the 7th collaboration among regional Family Medicine Residency Programs where residents presented their scholarly works in the form of Case Reports, Evidence-Based Reviews, Quality Improvement Projects or Original Research. The programs in attendance were Methodist, Memorial Hermann, Baylor, UT Health - Houston and UTMB Health

2024-2025 Chief Residents

Announcing the 2024-2025 Chief Residents

April 19, 2024, 09:00 AM by Cassi Boatwright

Thursday, April 18, 2024 was the UTMB Health Residency Programs annual retreat held at the UTMB Health Health Education Center (HEC). Every year at the retreat the new Chief Residents are announced. Congratulations to Sean Bray, MD, MS and Dylan E. Bridwell, DO, MS on their upcoming new roles.

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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 advisors for both individual students and for student groups, and on various course committees. Read more...


Faculty and Residents demonstrate women's health procedures to medical students

Residency Training Program

The 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 400 physicians since accepting its first residents in 1971. For 50 years, our mission has been to educate physicians to the highest standards of medical practice. Read more...



Butterfly Sonogram Workshop

Research Program

Research in the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine focuses on four broad research areas that reflect the interests of the faculty and principles of Family Medicine. Each year, one of the family medicine residency programs in the area hosts a  Regional Family Medicine Research Symposium, with presentations by residents and fellows from the Galveston-Houston area family medicine residency programs. Read more...

Gene Abraham, MD