Message from the Director:
Rolf O. Montalvo, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Residency Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the UT Houston Family Medicine Residency Program. This web site will help you learn about our program to determine if it is right for you. As a university-based residency in a large metropolitan city, we have many great things to offer the aspiring family physician.

Our program allows residents to experience the best of both worlds as they train in the heart of the world-famous Texas Medical Center and in a community-based county hospital. Guided by talented and dedicated faculty, our residents have the opportunity to gain in-depth, hands-on experience in all aspects of family medicine.

If you are interested in serving a diverse patient population, all three of our ambulatory clinics are rich with diversity. We take care of people from every ethnic background and every walk of life. We even have a special didactic series about cultural and ethnic diversity to assist residents with multi-cultural patient care. We also pride ourselves in attracting an incredibly diverse group of residents from across the nation.

Another one of our program strengths is our behavioral science curriculum that emphasizes the bio-psycho-social approach to medical care. Our residents are also trained to use the transtheorhetical model of behavior change to encourage their patients to make healthy lifestyle changes.

If you are concerned about your future beyond residency, our program can lead the way to a wide variety of career options. Our graduates have started their own practices, joined group practices, joined the UT-Houston faculty, and participated in fellowship programs.

I know you are also considering your life outside of residency. Well, the city of Houston will fulfill your dreams. Our city has it all: quaint coffee houses; live music venues; dance clubs; museums; parks; a world-class theater district; college and professional athletics; and incredible restaurants. If you feel like getting away, we are also close to the beaches of Galveston and the beautiful landscapes of the Texas Hill Country. Truly we are a city that has something for everyone!

All these characteristics coalesce into a strong and fulfilling residency program, where team work, leadership, and integrity are nurtured in each of our residents.

Welcome to Houston!