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About Our Program

The University of Texas Medical Branch (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. Since 1971, our mission has been to educate physicians to the highest standards of medical practice, to provide the best possible care to our patients, and to expand the body of medical knowledge within family medicine through systematic observation and clinical research.

Our program is structured as a 12-12-12 program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) with a total of 36 residents training annually. 

Medical Curriculum

The curriculum of the UTMB Health Family Medicine Residency Program is shaped by several sources, including requirements of the ACGME, the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), and the program review committee utilizing information gained though the evaluation process. Our curriculum is primarily broken up into four-week blocks, with elective opportunities increasing as the resident progresses through his or her training. READ MORE....

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Didactic Lectures, Conferences and Committees

Our didactic learning component is an 18-month curriculum, which ensure that every resident is exposed to it during their training. These sessions occur every Thursday afternoon from 1pm to 5pm. They are divided into four general themes and coordinated by Residency Program faculty.

All Residency Meeting (ARM)
The ARM meeting is a monthly meeting to discuss news, updates, and changes to the residency program. The meeting is led by the program director and attending by all faculty, residents, and program staff.

Ambulatory Clinic Report
Ambulatory Clinic Report (ACR) is a resident driven presentation during didactics that addresses a challenging outpatient clinical case. This experience is designed to emphasize Practice- Based Learning and Improvement and Systems Based Practice competencies. Other clinical competencies should also be evident during presentation. Every third year resident presents at least once during training.

Journal Club
The purpose of our journal club is to appraise the evidence in published articles and to evaluate for clinical usability. All residents are required to present an article after they appraise and critic it. Residents and faculty discuss the findings and decide on the usability.

Morbidity & Mortality (M&M)
M&M is a monthly resident-run conference involving the analysis of adverse outcomes in-patient outcomes, through peer review. The objectives of the M&M conference are to identify adverse outcomes associated with medical error, to modify behavior and judgment based on previous experiences, and to prevent repetition of errors leading to complications.

Power Hour
"Power Hour" is a monthly 1-hour, resident led, board review session under the supervision of our program director Dr. Jamal Islam, MD, MS.

Resident Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
Working with the DEI Workgroup, the resident DEI committee is designed to promote an inclusive and welcoming environment for all resident physicians.

Resident-only meetings 
The resident-only meeting is a monthly meeting led by the chief residents and attended by the residents only to discuss residency issues.

Teamlet Meetings
Teamlet meetings are monthly clinic-specific meetings to discuss clinic issues or updates. The meetings are led by the clinic medical directors and attended by all the staff and clinicians from each clinic.

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More On Our Program

From the GME Office

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

(409) 747-8593


Jamal Islam, MD, MS

Jamal Islam, MD, MS
Director, Residency Program

Taylor Groves

Taylor Groves
Residency Training Program Coordinator

Kimberly Denton

Kimberly Denton
Residency Training Program Manager

Creshonda Collins

Creshonda Collins
Residency Training Program Coordinator