Residency Training Tracks and Immersion Experiences

Our Tracks

Hospital Medicine Track                        PDF icon 

The Hospitalist Track for Family Medicine has been developed to provide education, training, and exposure to inpatient medicine care that surpass the required core education and training during residency. Those residents who are considering additional exposure or fellowship education and training in hospitalist medicine can pursue it.
Faculty Contact:  Quratulanne "Annie" Jan, MD




Medical Spanish Track                        PDF icon 

Patient-physician communication and the ability to speak in the patient’s preferred language is a key component to successful patient care. Almost 30% of Texans speak Spanish at home, highlighting the importance of increasing the number of physicians who are fluent in medical Spanish. The Medical Spanish Track for family medicine residents has been developed to train track participants in delivering culturally responsive and respectful care to Spanish-speaking patients in their native language.
Faculty Contact: Laura Porterfield, MD




Sports Medicine Track                         PDF icon

The Sports Medicine Track for primary care sports medicine has been developed to provide education, training, and exposure to primary care sports medicine endeavors that surpass the required core education and training during residency. Those residents who are considering fellowship education and training in primary care sports medicine can pursue it. 
Faculty Contact: Namita Bhardwaj, MD

Immersion Experiences

Resident physicians are encouraged to work with our faculty members to develop written programs of study in the area of their particular interest, even if it is not among our existing tracks or immersion experiences

  • Community Medicine
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Geriatrics
  • Global Health
  • Topics in Research



URM Immersion Experience in Family Medicine

URM Scholarship Immersion       PDF icon

Focusing on racial/ethnic minority faculty and learners who are underrepresented in medicine (URM), this experience affords a resident physician the opportunity to contribute to research and scholarly projects to promote the recruitment and retention of faculty, learners and resident physicians who are underrepresented in medicine. Resident physicians, working from an individualized learning plan and schedule, will assist in the developing of research questions, designing projects and writing manuscripts, with the goal of authorship of a peer reviewed manuscript before completion of residency training.
Faculty Contact(s):  Kendall M. Campbell, MD







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

(409) 747-8593

family.residency@utmb.edu

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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