Clinical Activities The University of Texas Medical Branch

The Clinical Activities page contains various information pertaining to UTMB, as well as sections containing school specific information.

 Note: You can access each schools information via their section listing below. These include general UTMB Clinical Activities as well as information relating to individual schools.


Clinical Activities

  •  Medical Staff Services - This department acts as a liaison between the over 800 members of the medical staff and the UTMB Health System and associated hospitals and clinics. It is our intent to use this site as a mechanism to communicate with you regarding policies, procedures, and expectations; but, equally important, we would like it to evolve to serve as a conduit for processing your medical staff applications and requests for privileges in the future. Additionally, this site can serve as a tool for improved communication regarding projects and executive decisions that impact you, our customers.

  •  Office of Clinical Simulation - The Office of Clinical Simulation is the home of the Standardized Patient Center and Clinical Skills Center. In the Clinical Skills Center, students are introduced to a variety of models and task trainers to assist in the mastery of clinical skills. Examples of models used in teaching include: Eye and Ear examination, Blood Pressure Simulator, Heart and Lung Sounds simulator and various others.

  •  Office of Clinical Research (OCR) / Clinical Trials - The Office of Clinical Research (OCR) at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston was established in June 2011 as a joint initiative between Research Services and the Institute for Translational Sciences (ITS) as part of the Clinical Translational Science Award (CTSA). The Office of Clinical Research is a multidisciplinary service organization that supports faculty with sponsored clinical trials and investigator-initiated clinical research projects. We strive to create an office with a focus on client satisfaction, fiscal stewardship, professional development and research integrity.

  •  Conduct of Clinical Research (IHOP Policy) (PDF)

  •  UTMB Clinic Physicians - The physicians on the UTMB Clinics staff are all members of the Faculty Group Practice of Medicine. Depending on your specific needs, at least one of these faculty physicians will be your primary caregiver during your clinic visits.

  •  Preventive Medicine & Community Health Clinics & Services - Aerospace Medicine Center, Bioastronautics, Biostatistics Statistical Consulting, Porphyria Center

 Note: There is currently no additional Clinical Activities information for GSBS, as all Clinical Activities occur in the other three schools.

Clinical Laboratory Sciences (CLS)


Nutrition & Metabolism (N&M)


Occupational Therapy (MOT)


Physical Therapy (PT)

  •  PT Clinical Affiliation Site information can be accessed via Blackboard by PT Faculty and Students.

Physician Assistant Studies (PAS)

  •  PAS Clinical Affiliation Site information can be accessed via Blackboard by PAS Faculty and Students.

Respiratory Care (RC)

  •  Office of Clinical Education - The Office of Clinical Education provides oversight of all clinical education for School of Medicine students, from community placements in the first year through clerkships in the third and fourth year. In conjunction with the East Texas Area Health Education Centers (AHEC), OCE works to assign students to off-campus clinic locations as part of their Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology and Ambulatory Community Selective rotations. OCE staff are available to UTMB faculty, community-based physicians and students to serve as liaisons among all on- and off-campus participants in the clinical curriculum.

  •  Office of Clinical Education (Community Teaching Physicians) - UTMB is grateful for all of the physicians across the state of Texas who volunteer to teach UTMB medical students. This page is designed to be an information resource for all UTMB community teaching physicians.
  • SON Office of Community Engagement

    The Mission of the Office of Community Engagement is to provide an environment for faculty to use their knowledge, skills, and values to develop and evaluate innovative nursing practice activities. The practice innovations focused on improving the health of the people we serve by providing high quality health care to people of all ages with a focus on risk management through health promotion and disease prevention and self-management support of patients with complex health problems due to chronic disease. The Office of Community Engagement advances the nursing profession through supporting the study of outcomes of practice and using the data to inform policy and expand the nursing and health care knowledge base.

  • UTMB Brazoria County Indigent Care Clinics - School of Nursing

    UTMB Brazoria County Indigent Care Clinics provide health care to the underserved population of Brazoria County. These nurse practitioner managed clinics are housed in the Brazoria County Health Department Buildings in Alvin and Angleton, Texas. Many of these clients have multiple complex medical and health issues due to poor accessibility to a health care provider. The patient must enroll in the Brazoria County Indigent Care Program and go through an approval process mandated by Brazoria County. Length of enrollment is every 6 months and the patient is required to re-enroll in order to stay on the program. The primary care provider will provide physical exams, health screening including maintenance and management of chronic health conditions. Referrals to UTMB specialists are on a case to case basis determined by the primary care provider. Kathleen Nader RN MSN ANP-BC, GNP, Clinical Assistant Professor SON serves as the primary care provider.

  • Kathleen Nader, RN, MSN, ANP-BC, GNP
    Clinical Assistant Professor
    The University of Texas Medical Branch
    School of Nursing
    301 University Blvd.
    Galveston, TX 77555-1132
    UTMB Brazoria County Indigent Clinics
    Alvin and Angleton
    (409) 772-4821 Office & VM
    (409) 772-8215 Fax
    kmnader@utmb.edu
      Alvin clinic location:
      260 George St., Suite 200
      Alvin, Texas 77515
      Office (281) 585-3024

      Angleton location:
      434 East Mulberry Street
      Angleton, Texas 77515
      Office: (979) 864-1884

  • SON Nurse Managed Clinic at the St. Vincent's House

    In 2014 St. Vincent's House celebrated 60 years of providing comprehensive social services and community outreach programs to the Galveston community. Established in 1954 by the leaders of the St. Augustine of Hippo Parish, St. Vincent's has grown into the largest and most diverse community service organization serving the underprivileged working poor in the Galveston area.

    The UTMB School of Nursing, Nurse Managed Clinic improves community well-being and provides hope through respect quality health services and education.

  • Maureen M. Biggs, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC
    Clinical Director
    SON Nurse Managed Clinic at St. Vincent's
    Adjunct Associate Professor
    The University of Texas Medical Branch
    Galveston, TX 77555-1132
    (409) 765-2219 Office
    (409) 772-8297 VM
    (409) 772-8215 Fax
    mmbiggs@utmb.edu
    Clinic Location:
    St. Vincent's Episcopal House
    2817 Post Office Street
    Galveston, TX 77550
    (409) 765-2219
    www.stvhope.org