Welcome to UTMB’s Family Medicine Residency Program

Thank you for your interest in the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) Family Medicine Residency Program. The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) is part of the University of Texas System and is located in Galveston, Texas. The Department of Family Medicine at UTMB was established in 1971. It was the first academic department of Family Medicine in the state of Texas. The Department of Family Medicine is chaired by Dr. Kendall M. Campbell. 

The residency program has graduated over 390 residents since accepting the first trainees in 1971.

The program is structured as a 12-12-12 program accredited by the ACGME, for a total of 36 residents in training annually. 

Program Highlights Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum

  • 100% Board Pass Rate since 2011
  • Fellowship Match residents have matched into several fellowships in the last 7 years. Fellowships include: Emergency Medicine, Sports Medicine, Geriatrics, Integrative Medicine, Palliative Care and Primary Care Dermatology
  • Longitudinal tracks: Sports Medicine, Medical Spanish and Hospital Medicine
  • Immersion Programs: Faculty Development, OB/Women's Health, Integrative Medicine and Geriatrics
  • Point Of Care UltraSound Training: A part of our curriculum incorporates the utilization of the portable ultrasound technology 
  • Essentials - 1st year interns receive a 4-week orientation block prior to starting rotations
  • Behavioral Medicine - 2nd year rotation that specializes in mastery of the art and science of behavioral medicine to strengthen physicians’ ability to engage and activate patients in lasting lifestyle changes, as well as enhance physicians’ own well-being and joy of practice
  • Board Prep - 3rd year you'll receive a dedicated board review rotation helping you to pass your boards
  • UWorld is free to all residents, for all three years of training, to assist in preparing for ITE Exams, USMLE Step 3 and ABFM Board Exams
  • Practice Management – intensive practice management longitudinal curriculum with focused rotation in the third year to prepare each resident for the real world and the business of medicine
  • Integrative Medicine - dedicated faculty that put the patients at the center of their care and address a full range of physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences
  • Procedure Rotation - 4 weeks dedicated to multiple procedural experiences
  • Lifestyle Medicine Curriculum - We prepare residents to make evidence-based, lifestyle behavior interventions through the Lifestyle Medicine Residency Curriculum 
    • Comprehensive, applicable, and flexible curriculum.  
    • Upon completion of both the educational and practicum components of the curriculum, residents qualify to sit for the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine certification exam. 

Other Key Features of Our Program:

  • Community Medicine – valued component of our program that enables integration of the concepts of community health, advocacy and intervention in practice and in collaboration with local community organizations
  • We offer a large number of electives
  • Scholarly Activity - Structured 3 years of scholarly activity for excellent chances to be published in journals and attend an annual regional research symposium. 
  • Patient-Centered Medical Home – clinical and didactic teaching focused on providing integrated, coordinated, comprehensive, and accessible health care for our patients, families, and community
  • Campus-wide integrated EMR (Epic)

We believe that the rich academic environment of UTMB will afford motivated and dedicated residents incredible opportunities to become true physicians of excellence, providing the best care to our patients and our communities. We thank you for your interest. 

Please come and visit us!

Juliet McKee, MD
Juliet McKee, MD
Vice Chair for Education
Director, Residency Program
Quratulanne "Annie" Jan, MD
Associate Director, Residency Program

Namita Bhardwaj, MD
Namita Bhardwaj, MD, MS, MPH, CASQM

Associate Director, Residency Program


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

(409) 747-8593


Juliet McKee, MD

Juliet McKee, MD
Vice Chair for Education
Residency Program

Creshonda Collins

Creshonda Collins
Residency Program 

Kimberly Denton

Kimberly Denton
Residency Program 

Kimberly Covert - Residency Coordinator

Kimberly Covert
Residency Program