The Department of Family Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) is led by its chair for 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...

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Family Medicine Events

  • MS1 Trivia Night

    Date/Time: , 2019 - -
    The Family Medicine Interest Group presents MS1 Trivia Night!
  • Grand Rounds presented by Dr. Rodgers

    Date/Time: , 2019 - - Location: 2.268 Primary Care Pavilion, 400 Harborside Drive, Galveston, TX
    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine and the UTMB Health John P. McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine are pleased to host Denise V. Rodgers, MD as she gives a Grand Rounds presentation on health disparities at 1pm on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019.
  • PCP at the PCP

    Date/Time: , 2019 - - Location: Primary Care Pavilion, 2nd Floor, 400 Harborside Drive, Galveston, TX
    The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) is hosting its Annual Primary Care Procedures at the Primary Care Pavilion event on Thursday, October 10, 2019.
  • FMIG Officer Meeting

    Date/Time: , 2019 - - Location: Rm. 2.222, Primary Care Pavilion, 400 Harborside Drive, Galveston, TX
    The officers of the Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) will meet.


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.
GME Resident Award Presentation 2019
Stacy Leung and KJ Kenneth Nwosa  at the AMSSM Conference 2019