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 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

  • 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.
  • MS1 Trivia Night

    Date/Time: , 2019 - -
    The Family Medicine Interest Group presents MS1 Trivia Night!


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.
Resident sonogram workshop
Grant Pierre stands next to the poster for his research project, ready to answer questions.