The Department of Family Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) is led by its chair, of more than 20 years, Dr. Barbara L. Thompson. 

Our faculty and resident physicians provide medical care to Galveston County residents through its three clinics, located on the UTMB Galveston campus, on the western end of Galveston Island, and in Dickinson, Texas, and through its inpatient service at Jennie Sealy Hospital in Galveston, Texas. Read more...

Family Medicine News

  • Dr. Barbara Thompson gets her COVID Vaccine

    COVID Vaccines have arrived!

    December 17, 2020, 13:16 PM by Cassi Boatwright

    Our own UTMB Family Medicine Chair, Dr. Barbara Thompson, getting her COVID vaccine! Go Dr. Thompson!

  • Congratulations to the Family Physicians of the Year!

    October 20, 2020, 15:55 PM by Cassi Boatwright

    This year the AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians) has named all FP's as Family Physicians of the Year! "In this unprecedented year, AAFP members adapted sacrificed and delivered for their patients and their communities" says Academy CEO/EVP Shawn Martin.

  • Family Medicine Chair Receives Prestigious AAFP Award

    August 17, 2020, 15:43 PM by Cassi Boatwright

    It is our pleasure to announce that Dr. Barbara L. Thompson, Chair of the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine has been awarded the 2020 Thomas W. Johnson Award for Career Contributions to Family Medicine Education.

  • "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"

    August 6, 2020, 16:01 PM by Cassi Boatwright

    On Monday August 3, 2020 Dr. Raley and FMIG President Jake Brozek, MSIV were informed that they were chosen as a recipient of the 2020 American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) Program of Excellence Award as one of the top 10 family medicine interest groups in the country.


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...

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

Research Program

Research in the Department of Family Medicine focuses on four broad research areas that reflect the interests of the faculty and principles of Family Medicine. Read more...

Faculty demonstrate procedures during hands-on workshop.
Residents train for in-clinic sonogram procedures
Stacy Leung and KJ Kenneth Nwosa  at the AMSSM Conference 2019