The curriculum of the UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Program
is shaped by several sources, including requirements of the ACGME, the
American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), and the program review
committee utilizing information gained though the evaluation process.
Our curriculum is primarily broken up into four-week blocks, with
elective opportunities increasing as the resident progresses through his
or her training. READ MORE....
Didactic Lectures and Conferences
Our didactic learning component is an 18-month curriculum, which
ensure that every resident is exposed to it during their training.
These sessions occur every Thursday afternoon from 1pm to 5pm. They are
divided into four general themes and coordinated by Residency Program
Ambulatory Clinic Report
Ambulatory Clinic Report (ACR) is a resident driven presentation during
didactics that addresses a challenging outpatient clinical case. This
experience is designed to emphasize Practice- Based Learning and
Improvement and Systems Based Practice competencies. Other clinical
competencies should also be evident during presentation. Every third
year resident presents at least once during training.
Morbidity & Mortality (M&M)
M&M is a monthly resident-run conference involving the analysis of adverse outcomes in-patient outcomes, through peer review.
The objectives of the M&M conference are to identify adverse
outcomes associated with medical error, to modify behavior and judgment
based on previous experiences, and to prevent repetition of errors
leading to complications.
Teamlet meetings are monthly clinic-specific meetings to discuss clinic
issues or updates. The meetings are led by the clinic medical directors
and all the staff from the clinics are in attendance.
All Residency Meeting (ARM)
The ARM meeting is a monthly meeting to discuss news, updates, and
changes to the residency program. The meeting is led by the program
director and attending by all faculty, residents, and program staff.
The purpose of our journal club is to appraise the evidence in published articles and to evaluate for clinical usability. All residents are required to present an article after they appraise and critic it. Residents and faculty discuss the findings and decide on the usability.
"Power Hour" is a weekly 1-hour, resident led, board review session under the supervision of our program director Dr. Jamal Islam, MD, MS.
Residency Support Group: Quarterly
The Resident Support Group meets quarterly and offers a structured forum to promote the developing resident’s well-being and an opportunity to explore emotions provoked by challenging cases, the doctor-patient relationship and the role of the physician. The goal is for the resident to develop effective communication and interpersonal skills while dealing with the positive and negative aspects of the residency in a supportive atmosphere. Support groups will meet quarterly per class. Faculty will facilitate the support groups:
- PGY-1: Drs. Leckie and Islam
- PGY-2: Dr. Frazier
- PGY-3: Dr. Coulter
The support groups are facilitated by faculty but are led by the residents. The facilitator will provide support for the resident, but it is also an opportunity for residents to receive support from each other.
PGY-1: Provide the skills and group support necessary to learn and to grow during the challenging internship year.
- general goals/aspirations
- fears and expectations of residents
- transition into residency
- feelings of insecurity
- wellness goals
PGY-2: Focus on the complexities of the Doctor-Patient relationship and explores all relationships as they contribute to the practice of medicine.
- work-life balance
- difficult patient interactions
- “human” side of medicine
PGY-3: Focus on the residents' complex transition from residency to early career.
- employment search
- handling medical errors
- resident autonomy
- feeling “checked-out”
The resident-only meeting is a monthly meeting led by the chief
residents and attended by the residents only to discuss residency