The Department of Family Medicine

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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

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July 19, 2022, 10:51 AM by Cassi Boatwright

We wish to welcome Tibor Kisel to the Family of Family Medicine. Tibor is a second year Master of Public Health (MPH) student on the Biostatistics track from the School of Public and Population Health. She will be assisting Dr. Campbell in his research efforts, focusing on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in academic medicine.

Haris Vakil

Congratulations to Incoming Chief Resident - Haris Vakil, MD

June 2, 2022, 11:16 AM by Cassi Boatwright

We are proud to announce rising third year resident and incoming co-chief, Dr. Haris Vakil was recently appointed as an officer serving as Resident Liaison of the Resident and Student Leader Forum for the Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP).

Today We Honor Our Superheros

March 30, 2022, 10:49 AM by Cassi Boatwright

Today is National Doctor's Day and we want to take the time to honor all of our family medicine physicians who have dedicated their lives to treat, heal, help and care for those in our community.

Family Medicine Events

Faculty member Juliet McKee, MD teaching a student during a hand-on workshop

PCP at the PCP

, 2022 - -

The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) is hosting its Annual Primary Care Procedures event on Thursday, October 13, 2022. The hands-on workshop will feature faculty members and residents leading small-groups learning and practicing on a wide array of ambulatory clinical procedures.

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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 demonstrate procedures during hands-on workshop.

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 380 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...



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...


Poster Presentation Resident Haris Vakil and Namita Bardwaj