News

  • Student Awarded Pisacano Scholarship

    August 28, 2014, 11:35 AM by Julia Essex

    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to share that Alyssa Shell, a fourth-year medical student and MD/PhD candidate, has been awarded the Pisacano Leadership Foundation's scholarship for 2014.

  • Family Medicine Seminar on Strolling Through the Match

    August 18, 2014, 11:17 AM by Julia Essex

    The UTMB Health Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) hosted its annual Strolling Through the Match event on Thursday, August 14, 2014 in the Primary Care Pavilion. This year more than 40 students attended the seminar.

  • Elliott Advocates for GME Reform

    August 6, 2014, 17:09 PM by Julia Essex

    Tricia Elliott, MD was quoted in a July 2014 article in the STFM News in support of the new Institute of Medicine's Graduate Medical Education that Meets the Nation's Health Needs. Dr. Elliott currently serves as the chair of the Academic Family Medicine Advocacy Committee and is a strong advocate for academic family medicine.

  • Residents Provide Sports Physicals

    June 27, 2014, 13:52 PM by Julia Essex

    Each year, UTMB Health offers health screening to local children and teens in preparation for summer activities and school sports. In 2014, 12 family medicine residents worked side-by-side with four faculty members to provide these low-cost services at UTMB Health's annual Student Sports Physicals event, held June 21, 2014 at the Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes.

  • Family Medicine Residents Skills Building Workshop

    May 6, 2014, 12:20 PM by Julia Essex

    On Thursday May 1st the PGY1 UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine Residents took part in the second annual SIM Man Hospital Service Skills Building Workshop. Faculty, third-year residents and nursing staff led the first-year residents through 5 different night float scenarios utilizing UTMB Health’s advanced simulation center.

  • Family Medicine Interest Group Announces 2014-2015 Officers

    April 28, 2014, 08:51 AM by Julia Essex

    The UTMB Health Family Medicine Interest Group has announced its 2014-2015 officers. The Family Medicine Interest Group is an interest group for medical students at UTMB Health who are interested in Family Medicine. If you are interested in participating, please visit their page on Facebook for more information or contact the Department of Family Medicine Medical Student Education program.

  • Kolb Scholarship Winners Announced

    April 21, 2014, 15:50 PM by Julia Essex

    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Weldon G. Kolb, MD Scholarship: Carah Howe (MS4), Roxanne Radi (MS4), Alyssa Shell (MS3), and Rebecca Tiemann (MS4). Kolb scholarship recipients are outstanding medical students who plan to go on to family medicine residencies or to practice family medicine.

  • Panthers Last Seen Running Through Texas City!

    April 17, 2014, 15:41 PM by Julia Essex

    A beautiful spring morning on Saturday, April 12th, 2014, brought walkers and runners out to participate in the First Annual Mainland Preparatory Academy Panther Express 1K and 5K Family Fun Run. This fun run was sponsored by the Mainland Preparatory Academy’s Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), UTMB Health’s Charles H. and Mary Campbell Lectureship Family Medicine Childhood Wellness Project and College of the Mainland.

  • UTMB Future Doctors Learn How to Suture

    April 14, 2014, 14:20 PM by Julia Essex

    On April 3, 2014 the UTMB Health Family Medicine Interest Group hosted their 3rd annual suture workshop, known as the "PCP at the PCP Lite", at the Primary Care Pavilion. The event, sponsored by the Department of Family Medicine's Medical Student Education Program, was attended by over 30 medical students who learned suturing (stitching and knot tying) techniques and practiced under the supervision of Family Medicine Physicians and Residents.

  • Family Medicine Residents Elected to Positions with TAFP

    March 24, 2014, 10:14 AM by Julia Essex

    Two Family Medicine residents, Quratulanne "Annie" Jan, MD and Soraira Pacheco, DO, were elected to positions for 2014-2015 with the Texas Academy of Family Physicians (TAFP). The elections took place during the resident meetings at the 2014 TAFP Interim Session, attended by family medicine residents from across the state. Dr. Pacheco was elected to be resident secretary, while Dr. Jan was elected to be the alternate resident delegate to the annual session of the TAFP.

  • Freeman Presents at Grand Rounds

    March 17, 2014, 17:31 PM by Julia Essex

    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine hosted Joshua Freeman, MD on March 6, 2014. Dr. Freeman presented a Grand Rounds lecture entitled "Social Justice, Health, and Health Care in the US".

  • 2014-2015 Family Medicine Chief Residents Announced

    February 20, 2014, 16:55 PM by Julia Essex

    On Wednesday, February 19, 2014 the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine proudly announced its chief residents for the 2014-2015 academic year: Erick Alvarez, MD, Madiha Khan, MD and Karen Welch, MD

  • Are you ready to start a healthier second life?

    February 13, 2014, 09:45 AM by Julia Essex

    If I were to tell you that up to 70 percent of all visits to a doctor are now thought to have a predominantly a single cause, what might you guess? Infections? Genetics? Drug-seeking behavior? Heart disease? Cancer? Diabetes? Pain?

  • Rakel to Present Grand Rounds Lecture February 27th

    February 5, 2014, 15:03 PM by Julia Essex

    The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to present David P. Rakel, MD as he gives a Grand Rounds lecture entitled "The Clinician Effect: How You Trump Pills" on February 27, 2014 from 5:30-7:30pm.