Courses & Electives

The courses listed on this page are for current students enrolled in the UTMB Health School of Medicine. Visiting students should review courses listed on https://www.utmb.edu/enrollmentservices/currentstudents/visiting-students

Electives

Electives

Acting Internship in Family Medicine

Course Number: FAMU-4001
Course Name: Acting Internship in Family Medicine
Faculty: Alvah Cass, M.D., Victor S. Sierpina, M.D.

This is a 4-week elective open to all senior medical students. The student is given the opportunity to become comfortable with an increased level of responsibility for total patient care on the hospital service. Contact Layne Dearman at 409-772-1395: lmdearma@utmb.edu  

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Complementary and Integrative Medicine

Course Number: FAMU-4019
Course Name: Complementary and Integrative Medicine
Faculty: Juliet McKee, M.D. and Samuel Mathis, M.D.

In this four-week course students will become familiar with the seven areas of alternative medicine and will develop skills to apply in their clinical practices. This elective is open to all senior students. Contact Carmen Duplan at 409-772-9353 or cmduplan@utmb.edu for more information.

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Family Medicine Ambulatory Community Elective

Course Number: FAMU-4013
Course Name: Family Medicine Ambulatory Community Elective
Faculty: Kyu Jana, M.D. and  Victor S. Sierpina, M.D.

The syllabus for this course is available online. Contact Layne Dearman at 409-772-1395 or email lmdearma@utmb.edu

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Geriatrics for the Family Physician

Course Number: FAMU-4003
Course Name: Geriatrics for the Family Physician
Faculty: Barbara L. Thompson, M.D. and Kyu Jana, M.D.

The student will receive individual supervision as he or she performs appropriate medical and psychosocial assessment of geriatric patients, primarily in the ambulatory setting. This four-week elective is open to all senior students. Contact Shannon Samuelson at 409-772-3120: sosamuel@utmb.edu.

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Integrated Community Health Project

Course Number: FAMU-4021
Course Name: Integrated Community Health Project
Faculty: Norma A. Perez M.D., DrPH

Students will be immersed in a Hispanic community at Brownsville, Texas. Students will spend two afternoons a week in a community clinic and one day per week at a federally qualified health center. Students will also participate in a community-based health education and promotion program emphasizing preclinical management and prevention of disease. Contact Dr. Norma Perez at 409-772-3558: noaperez@utmb.edu

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Public Health Interdisciplinary Ambulatory Community Elective- St. Vincent’s Clinic

Course Number: FAMU-4059
Course Name: Public Health Interdisciplinary Ambulatory Community Elective- St.Vincent’s Clinic
Faculty: Samuel Mathis, MD

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The syllabus for this course is available online.Contact Carmen Duplan at 409-772-9353 or cmduplan@utmb.edu

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Contacts

Department of Family Medicine
University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1123

Victor Sierpina, MD

Victor Sierpina, MD
Director, Medical Student Education Program
(409) 772-9353

Shannon Samuelson

Shannon Samuelson
Medical Student Education Program Manager
(409) 772-3120

Layne Dearman

Layne Dearman
Family Medicine Clerkship Coordinator
(409) 772-1395