Courses & Electives

The courses listed on this page are for current students enrolled in the UTMB Health School of Medicine. Visiting students should review courses listed on https://www.utmb.edu/enrollmentservices/currentstudents/visiting-students

Electives

  • Acting Internship in Family Medicine

    Course Number: FAMU-4001
    Course Name: Acting Internship in Family Medicine
    Faculty: Quratulanne Jan, M.D. 

    This is a 4-week elective open to all senior medical students. The student is given the opportunity to become comfortable with an increased level of responsibility for total patient care on the hospital service. Contact Christopher Pleasant at 409-772-3120: chpleasa@utmb.edu

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  • Complementary and Integrative Medicine

    Course Number: FAMU-4019
    Course Name: Complementary and Integrative Medicine
    Faculty: Samuel Mathis, M.D.

    In this four-week course students will become familiar with the seven areas of alternative medicine and will develop skills to apply in their clinical practices. This elective is open to all senior students. Contact Christopher Pleasant at 409-772-3120: chpleasa@utmb.edu for more information.

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  • Family Medicine Ambulatory Community Elective

    Course Number: FAMU-4013
    Course Name: Family Medicine Ambulatory Community Elective
    Faculty: Kyu Jana, M.D.

    The syllabus for this course is available online. Contact Christopher Pleasant at 409-772-3120: chpleasa@utmb.edu.

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  • Geriatrics for the Family Physician

    Course Number: FAMU-4003
    Course Name: Geriatrics for the Family Physician
    Faculty: Barbara L. Thompson, M.D. and Kyu Jana, M.D.

    The student will receive individual supervision as he or she performs appropriate medical and psychosocial assessment of geriatric patients, primarily in the ambulatory setting. This four-week elective is open to all senior students. Contact Christopher Pleasant at 409-772-3120: chpleasa@utmb.edu.

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  • Long-Form Literature and the Practice of Medicine

    Course Number: FAMU-4060
    Course Name: Long-Form Literature and the Practice of Medicine
    Faculty: Julie McKee, M.D.

    The course will involve reading and in-depth analysis of up to 4 pieces of long-form literature focused on the practice of medicine and doctoring. Essays and discussions will encourage students to relate their clinical and scientific knowledge base to the narratives presented within chosen works. Weekly reports and discussion sessions will scrutinize the effectiveness of the written word in relaying the principles and philosophy of medical practice. By the end of the course, students will prepare a presentation of findings on a particular theme.

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  • Public Health Interdisciplinary Ambulatory Community Elective- St. Vincent’s Clinic

    Course Number: FAMU-4059
    Course Name: Public Health Interdisciplinary Ambulatory Community Elective- St.Vincent’s Clinic
    Faculty: Samuel Mathis, MD

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    The syllabus for this course is available online. Contact Christopher Pleasant at 409-772-3120: chpleasa@utmb.edu

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

Jennifer Raley, MD

Jennifer Raley, MD
Clinical Professor,

Director, Medical Student Education Program, Clerkship Director

(409) 772-9353

Samuel Mathis, MD

Samuel Mathis, MD
Assistant Professor,

Co-Director, Medical Student Education Program

(409) 772-9353

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Christopher Pleasant
Medical Student Education
Program Manager

(409) 772-3120

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Maricarmen Gonzalez-Montero
Clinical Education Specialist
Clerkship Coordinator

(409) 772-1395

Jessica Prescott
Medical Student Education
Coordinator II

(409) 772-3120


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