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  • Resident Graduates Prepare for Next Adventure

    June 28, 2019, 09:46 AM by Julia Essex
    Each June, the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine bids farewell to yet another class of resident trainees. In 2019, our graduates are preparing for big new adventures.
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  • TAFP Recognizes Interest Group for 3rd Consecutive Year

    June 24, 2019, 18:23 PM by Julia Essex
    The Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP) has recognized the UTMB Health Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) as a 2019 first place winner for its FMIG Program of Excellence Award.
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  • Student Interest Group Receives National Honors

    June 21, 2019, 16:23 PM by Julia Essex
    The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has selected the University of Texas Medical Branch Family Medicine Interest Group as a recipient of the 2019 AAFP Program of Excellence Award for Excellence in FMIG Operation.
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  • Announcing Our New Chief Residents for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

    April 8, 2019, 10:56 AM by Julia Essex
    We are pleased to announce Ken O. Kenneth-Nwosa, MD and Stacy Leung, MD, MBA as our new 2019-2020 Chief Residents.
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  • UTMB Grads Follow Diverse Paths to Family Medicine

    March 25, 2019, 11:18 AM by Julia Essex
    Medical Students at UTMB get news about the residency programs they matched during the annual Match Day celebration at University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston on Friday, March 15, 2019. While the national trend among medical school graduates is toward specialty practices and away from primary care, especially family medicine, three soon-to-be University of Texas Medical Branch graduates chose the family medicine track based on their unique life experiences.
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  • FMIG Announces 2019-2020 Officers

    March 21, 2019, 08:31 AM by Julia Essex
    The UTMB Health Family Medicine Interest Group has announced its 2019-2020 officers.
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  • Welcome the Family Medicine Class of 2022

    March 18, 2019, 09:07 AM by Julia Essex
    The 2019 Match is complete and the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to welcome our incoming resident Class of 2022.
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  • Faculty, Staff and Medical Students Represent UTMB at STFM 2109

    February 6, 2019, 10:30 AM by Julia Essex
    UTMB was well represented at the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine – Medical Education Conference in Jacksonville, Florida, February 1-3, 2019
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  • 2018 Best of Galveston Awards Announced

    January 24, 2019, 15:29 PM by Julia Essex
    Congratulations to all of this years winners, all who were nominated and those who took the time to vote! This year's family medicine winners are....
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  • UTMB Health Family Medicine Group To Present Workshop at Innovations in Health Science Education Conference

    December 11, 2018, 16:33 PM by Julia Essex
    Congratulations to Jennifer Raley, MD, Shannon Samuelson, BA, Kyu Jana, MD, Samuel Mathis, MD and Victor Sierpina, MD for being invited to present "Primary Care Procedures Workshops - It Works If You Work It" as a workshop at the 2019 Kenneth I. Shine, MD, Academy of Health Science Education Innovations in Health Science Education Conference.
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  • Residents Bring Home Awards from the 2018 TAFP Annual Primary Care Summit

    November 12, 2018, 16:27 PM by Julia Essex
    A group of residents from the UTMB Health Family Medicine residency program attended, and presented posters at the 2018 TAFP Annual Primary Care Summit in Arlington, Texas from November 9-11, 2018.
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    Another Great Primary Care Procedures Workshop

    October 25, 2018, 11:32 AM by Julia Essex
    The UTMB Health Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) hosted the 8th Annual Primary Care Procedures at the Primary Care Pavilion (PCP2) Thursday, October 11th from 5:30 until 8:30pm. Over 90 medical students, ranging from MS1 to MS4, gathered to gain clinical procedure experience with The Department of Family Medicine faculty, residents and staff.
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  • Alumni Spotlight: Jorge Duchicela - Texas Family Physician of the Year

    October 17, 2018, 14:52 PM by Julia Essex
    Congratulations to Jorge Duchicela, MD, FAAFP who received the distinction of becoming the 2017-2018 Texas Family Physician of the Year by the Texas Academy of Family Physicians.
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  • Residency Kicks Off Interviewing Season Sept. 27

    September 27, 2018, 17:35 PM by Julia Essex
    It's Thursday morning September 27th at 7:30am and one-by-one we watch 10 fresh new faces walk into the Primary Care Pavilion with the anticipation of becoming one of UTMB Health's Family Medicine Residency Class of 2022.
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  • Joining Forces with Galveston County Health District

    September 25, 2018, 08:53 AM by Julia Essex
    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to announce that it is expanding its women's health services through an agreement with the Galveston County Health District (GCHD).
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  • Presentations Accepted for STFM Conference

    September 24, 2018, 14:43 PM by Julia Essex
    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to share that members of its Medical Student Education Program have had four presentations accepted for the 2019 Conference on Medical Student Education.
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  • Residency Program Adds New Tracks

    September 18, 2018, 11:59 AM by Julia Essex
    Beginning in the 2018-2019 academic year, residents can apply to participate in one of four tracks during their training. The tracks give residents a clearly delineated plan to pursue more in-depth training in their area of interest. The currently offered tracks include focuses on faculty development, integrative medicine, obstetrics, or sports medicine.
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  • Expanding Women's Health Services

    September 17, 2018, 14:46 PM by Julia Essex
    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to announce that our women's health services are expanding through an agreement with the Galveston County Health District (GCHD).
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  • Dr. Victor Sierpina selected for 2018 Regents' Outstanding Teaching Award

    September 4, 2018, 15:39 PM by Julia Essex
    We could like to congratulate Dr. Victor Sierpina for being selected as a recipient of one of the 2018 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards. A special reception was held in Austin on August 9, 2018 honoring all of this year's recipients.
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  • Shepherd Named Clinician of the Month

    September 4, 2018, 14:52 PM by Julia Essex
    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to share that Angela Shepherd, MD was named Clinician of the Month for September 2018 by the UTMB Health Academy of Master Clinicians.
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