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Welcome to The Department of Family Medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB) where educators, clinicians, and researchers are committed to excellence in medical education, primary care, and scholarship with the goal of advancing patient-centered healthcare in our communities

Family Medicine News

Student Immunization Team

UTMB Students Provide Community Immunizations

November 8, 2022, 15:28 PM by Cassi Boatwright

Members of the UTMB Health Latino Medical Student Association and the Family Medicine Interest Group were recently on hand, at La Michoacán on Broadway, to provide free flu immunizations to the Galveston community.

Barbara L. Thompson, MD

Barbara Thompson, MD is Our Living Legend

October 19, 2022, 16:04 PM by Cassi Boatwright

On Friday the 21st of October, 2022, The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston will honor 38 Faculty Living Legends in Celebration of the 130th Anniversary of educating the finest health care professionals. Our Living Legend is Dr. Barbara Thompson

2022 Family Medicine Day


July 29, 2022, 00:00 AM by Cassi Boatwright

The UTMB Student National Medical Association (SNMA) and The Department of Family Medicine at UTMB host the first annual Family Medicine Day. Learn about the practice of family medicine, the vast expanse of the practice and its rewarding front line qualities.

Photo of Tibor Kisel


July 19, 2022, 10:51 AM by Cassi Boatwright

We wish to welcome Tibor Kisel to the Family of Family Medicine. Tibor is a second year Master of Public Health (MPH) student on the Biostatistics track from the School of Public and Population Health. She will be assisting Dr. Campbell in his research efforts, focusing on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in academic medicine.

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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 380 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...



Butterfly Sonogram Workshop

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...


Poster Presentation Resident Haris Vakil and Namita Bardwaj