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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

Welcome the Family Medicine Class of 2027

March 15, 2024, 13:00 PM by Cassi Boatwright

The 2024 Match is complete and the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to welcome our incoming resident Class of 2027.

Women's Health Procedures Workshop

3rd Annual Women's Health Workshop a Huge Success

March 6, 2024, 16:09 PM by Cassi Boatwright

On Thursday, February 29th, 2024 the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine hosted the 3rd Annual Women's Health Workshop, a collaboration between the Award Winning Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) and the Obstetrics Gynecology Student Society (OGSS).

UTMB Research Project Results in an APP

February 15, 2024, 10:35 AM by Cassi Boatwright

Recently, UTMB released a smartphone app called “utmbHealthyBrain” to the Apple and Google Play App Stores and it is listed by the Moody Library as one of useful apps: https://guides.utmb.edu/apps. This app provides an important function – mindfulness – as a result of combining both Eastern and Western cultures.

Family Medicine Events

Webinar Featuring Dr. Samir Shah

, 2024 - -

The Department of Family Medicine will host a webinar on Thursday, June 27th from 12-1pm. Samir Shah, MD, MSCE from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center will be offering "A Practical Guide to Getting Your Research Published" Please join us via Teams.

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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