About Our Program

The Family Medicine Residency Program is a 12-12-12 university-based program in the Texas Medical Center. Our residents rotate primarily through LBJ Community Hospital in the Harris County Hospital District and Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in the Texas Medical Center. Our continuity clinics are located across Houston: centrally, in the UT Professional Building, northwest in the Acres Home Community Clinic, and northeast in the Aldine Community Clinic.

Our mission is to train the best family physicians for the future. We strive to train family physicians with the skills to care for the whole person, their family and community. We provide service to patients of diverse cultural, ethnic and economic backgrounds, teaching the residents to treat all patients with dignity regardless of their patient's background.

The experience in this university setting allows the physician to learn negotiation and administrative skills that will allow them to facilitate teams throughout their career.

Our community health venues promote patient advocacy, so residents are constantly aware of their impact in their community.

The diversity and flexibility of the educational experience at the UT Houston Family Medicine Residency provides the future Family Physician with the knowledge and skills to succeed in his or her career, regardless of the path they choose to follow.

How to Apply

All applicants must register through ERAS and NRMP and comply with all required documentation. Go to www.aamc.org/audienceeras.htm and follow the instructions.

All applications are reviewed. Applicants must have passed USMLE steps within three attempts. Foreign medical graduates must be ECFMG certified prior to being ranked. Our University does not sponsor visas.

Criteria for Selection of Family Medicine Residents

Resident applicants shall be reviewed and accepted on the basis of:

  1. Integrity
  2. Performance on USMLE exams
  3. Performance in Medical School
  4. Commitment to Family Medicine
  5. Academic Credentials
  6. Aptitude
  7. Communication Skills
  8. Motivation
  9. Preparedness for the Specialty of Family Medicine

Process of Selection

Faculty members of the Residency Selection Committee will interview each applicant and complete an Applicant Evaluation Form for each interview. Interviewees will be ranked by the selection committee.

The Family Medicine Residency Program does not discriminate with regard to sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, disability or veteran status.