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The Department of Family Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) is currently led by its new chair, Kendall M. Campbell, MD.

We are proud to announce that we are in our 50th year of training residents to be great family physicians and look forward to our next group of interns in the summer.

Our faculty and resident physicians provide medical care to Galveston County residents through its three clinics, located on the UTMB Galveston campus, on the western end of Galveston Island, and in Dickinson, Texas, and through its inpatient service at Jennie Sealy Hospital in Galveston, Texas. Read more...

50 Years of Training Family Physicians

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Island Farmacy

Island Clinic Introduces "Farm"acy

December 8, 2021, 11:14 AM by Cassi Boatwright

On Friday, December 10th a ribbon cutting ceremony was held of the newly planted Island Farmacy. The Farmacy is a collaboration of the doctors of the UTMB Health Family Medicine Clinic - Island West, UTMB Health's SIGHT student organization and Seeding Galveston, a non-profit urban farm project.

UTMB Family Medicine Welcomes New Department Chair

October 14, 2021, 16:43 PM by Cassi Boatwright

The UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine is pleased to welcome to Kendall M. Campbell, MD, FAAFP. Dr. Campbell will join the faculty as an Assistant Professor and Chair on Friday, October 15, 2021.

Annual PCP at the PCP Postponed until Spring 2022

October 14, 2021, 00:00 AM by Cassi Boatwright

The Family Medicine Interest Group (FMIG) and the Department of Family Medicine hosts the Annual Primary Care Procedures at the Primary Care Pavilion workshop each fall. Unfortunately, this year the event has been postponed to Spring, most likely it will return in March.

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Medical Student Education Program

Family medicine offers courses for undergraduate medical students throughout all four years of the medical curriculum. Family Medicine faculty also serve as examiners in the fourth-year Integrative Curriculum Evaluation Exercise (ICEE), as advisors for both individual students and for student groups, and on various course committees. Read more...



Faculty demonstrate procedures during hands-on workshop.

Residency Training Program

The UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Program was one of the first family medicine residency programs in the state of Texas, and has trained more than 350 physicians since accepting its first residents in 1971. For nearly 50 years, our mission has been to educate physicians to the highest standards of medical practice. Read more...



Residents train for in-clinic sonogram procedures

Research Program

Research in the UTMB Health Department of Family Medicine focuses on four broad research areas that reflect the interests of the faculty and principles of Family Medicine. Each year, one of the family medicine residency programs in the area hosts a  Regional Family Medicine Research Symposium, with presentations by residents and fellows from the Galveston-Houston area family medicine residency programs. Read more...


Stacy Leung and KJ Kenneth Nwosa  at the AMSSM Conference 2019