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Resident Life

Our residency program organizes multiple annual social gatherings. Many occur in our program director's home on the island, various restaurants, and at Galveston's multiple convention sites including the San Luis Convention Center and the Moody Gardens Convention Center. These are attended not only by our residents, but also their family and our faculty.

They include:
  • Intern Welcoming Party:
    Current and graduating residents and faculty gather to welcome the incoming intern class
  • Recruitment Party:
    Discuss ideas and become excited about our new applicants
  • Halloween Party:
    Attendants are encouraged to dress in costume
  • Christmas Party:
    Residents and Faculty each bring a gift for the White Elephant Exchange.
  • Casino Night:
    Residents play casino games for raffle tickets and prizes
  • Graduation:
    We honor the achievements of our graduating preliminary interns and 3rd year residents in a formal setting, often with the residents' parents and other family members. Awards are announced, and a video highlighting that year's events is shown.
  • Liver Rounds:
    The residency program also hosts a Liver Rounds at the end of each 4 week block. These are typically sponsored educational dinners that occur at various local restaurants such as Willie G's and Olympia Grill. Our residents listen to an educational speaker, and celebrate their achievements during the last block.

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Galveston is a small historic island that exhibits all the appeal of a small town but is just a 50 minute drive away from the fourth largest city in the U.S. As a popular tourist town, there is always something to do including walking along the relaxing beaches, taking the family to Moody Gardens or sliding down a huge water slide at Schitterbahn. There is also plenty of night life including frequenting the beautiful Galveston Opera House or listening to a live band at the Strand. Annual festivals include Dickens on the Strand and the Lone Star Biker Rally.

From restful beaches to delicious hole-in-the-wall restaurants to famous Victorian architecture, the island is surrounded with great beauty and amazing history. You won't want to miss the tranquility of a Galveston sunset. We welcome you to visit this exciting and wonderful town.

Galveston Island Attractions
  • Moody Gardens: Aquarium Pyramid, Butterfly Pyramid, Discovery Zone, IMAX
  • The Strand
    • Specialty Stores
    • Night Life: Yaga's, Tsunami's, The Lounge, The Drip
    • Annual Festivals: Dickinson's on the Strand, Mardi Gras, Biker Rally, Epicurean Night
  • Seawall
    • Beaches
    • Restaurants: The Spot, Salsa's
    • Night Life: The Drip
  • Schitterbahn Water Park
  • Bolivar Ferry
  • Galveston Texas State Park
  • Historical Attractions: Bishop's Palace, 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, Moody Mansion House
  • Cruise Lines: Carnival Cruises, Royal Caribbean
Other Local Things to Do
  • Galveston Premiere Cinemas
  • Galveston Island Municipal Golf Course
Nearby Attractions
  • NASA, Johnson Space Center
  • Kemah Boardwalk
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We aren't the only educational institution on the island:

Galveston Island and the surrounding areas provide a variety of affordable housing to suit any resident's needs. Some of our more popular housing options are as below:

East End
Galveston's "East End" offers many apartments and smaller houses within 5-10 minutes of UTMB. Many of our residents living on the east end of the island bike or walk to campus. Rent for these apartments cost approximately $600, and rentals for condominiums cost approximately $700-800 for a 1 bedroom unit.

West End
Our residents living on Galveston's "West End" enjoy the proximity to grocery stores, restaurants, and larger apartment units.

The Strand
Galveston's Strand is one of the most popular tourist spots and night life for the locals. Residents staying living in one of these lofts enjoy being close to the "action."

League City / Clear Lake Area
Residents who want to live closer to Houston often choose to reside in the League City area, approximately 30 minutes from UTMB. It is close to a large mall, ethnic cuisine, popular chain stores and many of UTMB's new upscale clinics. There is a variety of nice apartments and houses for all price ranges.

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