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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

AAFP POE Awards Photo


July 28, 2023, 12:01 PM by Cassi Boatwright

The UTMB Health Family Medicine Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) secured a 5th year-in-a-row AAFP Program of Excellence Award and were acknowledged at the AAFP National Conference in Kansas City on July 27-29, 2023.


July 27, 2023, 02:03 AM by Cassi Boatwright

The UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Program was in attendance at the 2023 American Academy of Family Physicians National Conference in Kansas City for the first time since 2019 as a result of COVID-19.

Announcing Our 2023-2024 Chief Residents

April 21, 2023, 11:31 AM by Cassi Boatwright

Thursday, April 20, 2023 was the UTMB Health Residency Programs annual retreat held at Open Gates. Every year at the retreat the new Chief Residents are announced. Congratulations to Dr. Jones and Dr. Williams.

Doc of the Day at the State Capital

April 10, 2023, 15:21 PM by Cassi Boatwright

Residents and Faculty head to our State Capital to participate in the #TAFP Physician of the Day experience.

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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