Residency Training Tracks

Resident physician Albert Hwang, MD and faculty member Susan Weller, PhD

Faculty Development Track PDF icon

This track is tailored for residents who are interested in becoming academic family physicians. It will include components of teaching, education, research and administration. In addition, it will develop leadership skills, emphasize time management, introduce you to the organization of medical schools and hospitals and their funding mechanisms.

Our residency program offers an integrative medicine track where alternative and complementary approaches to medicine are taught

Integrative Medicine Track PDF icon

During the course of their residency, Family Medicine residents participating in the Integrative Medicine track will increase their knowledge of complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) for common medical conditions. This longitudinal track will require residents to complete both online modules in addition to a 4 week elective block during PGY 2 or PGY3 with Integrative Medicine physicians and other CIM providers at UTMB and in the community.

Our physicians provide prenatal care, delivery, and newborn care

Obstetrics/Women's Health Track PDF icon

During the course of residency, Family Medicine residents participating in the obstetrical track will care for normal and high risk obstetrical patients during the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods, obtain OR experience, perform targeted ultrasounds, perform chart reviews, teach during the Mini-ALSO Course and lead Maternity Care Case Conferences. Residents will be expected to perform at least 10 continuity obstetric deliveries including care of the infant. In addition, residents participating in the obstetrical track will spend an additional 4 week block during the PGY 3 year working in the outpatient setting as well as labor and delivery with Family Medicine faculty, obstetric faculty, and nurse midwives to gain additional experience.

Sports Medicine Track PDF icon

The Sports Medicine Track for primary care sports medicine has been developed to provide education, training, and exposure to primary care sports medicine endeavors that surpass the required core education and training during residency. Those residents who are considering fellowship education and training in primary care sports medicine can pursue it.

Other Opportunities for Areas of Concentration

  • Behavioral medicine
  • Emergency medicine
  • Practice management
  • Sleep medicine
  • Child and adolescent medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Preventive medicine
  • Community medicine
  • Global health
  • Research

Resident physicians are encouraged to work with our faculty members to develop written programs of study in the area of their particular interest, even if it is not among our existing areas of concentration.


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

Jamal Islam, MD, MS

Jamal Islam, MD, MS
Director, Residency Program

(409) 747-8593

Brittany Wallace

Brittany Wallace
Residency Training Program Coordinator

(409) 747-8593

Kimberly Denton

Kimberly Denton
Residency Training Program Coordinator

(409) 747-8593