While providing care to the under-served of the Coastal Bend, our residents learn through a well balanced curriculum of rotational and longitudinal experiences. Our inpatient services are particularly strong in the care of the complex medical patient on the floor and ICU settings. Interested residents learn surgical obstetrics from the core faculty of Family Physicians and Obstetricians.

The Family Medicine Academic Center provides a medical home to learn the art of excellent patient care. With an emphasis on continuity, our residents are exposed to a wide variety of outpatient conditions including prenatal care, geriatrics and outpatient procedures.

Driscoll Children’s Hospital serves as a training site for inpatient and emergency room pediatric experiences. Community preceptors round out the curriculum by lending their expertise and with a generous allowance of elective time you can tailor your education to fit your personal goals.

  • Inpatient Family Medicine – 8 weeks

  • Surgery – 8 weeks

  • Emergency Medicine – 4 weeks

  • Inpatient Pediatrics – 4 weeks

  • Outpatient Orthopedics – 4 weeks

  • Behavioral Medicine – 4 weeks

  • Night Float –8 weeks

  • Obstetrics – 4 weeks

  • Outpatient Pediatrics – 4 weeks

  • Family Medicine Center – 1-2 half-days/week

Sample Schedule

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5 Block 6 Holiday Block 7 Block 8 Block 9 Block 10 Block 11 Block 12
Inpt FM Surg EM Inpt Peds NF-Ortho Ortho-NF Cover/ Off Inpt FM OB Surg Outpt Peds NF-BM BM-NF
  • Inpatient Family Medicine – 4 weeks

  • Elective – 4 weeks

  • Rural Selective or Clinic Selective – 4 weeks

  • Neurology/ENT – 4 weeks

  • Cardiology – 4 weeks

  • Geriatrics – 4 weeks

  • Critical Care – 4 weeks

  • Radiology/Night Float – 4 weeks

  • Practice Management/Pediatric ER -4 weeks

  • Obstetrics/Night Float – 4 weeks

  • Gynecology – 4 weeks

  • Nursery – 4 weeks

  • Family Medicine Center – 2-3 half-days/week

Sample Schedule

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5 Block 6 Holiday Block 7 Block 8 Block 9 Block 10 Block 11 Block 12
Inpt FM Neuro/ENT Geri Gyn OB/OB NF Cardio Cover/ Off ICU Selec Nurs Rad/NTC PM/ER Peds Elect
  • Night Float/Practice Management – 4 weeks

  • Elective – 12 weeks

  • Dermatology – 4 weeks

  • Emergency Medicine – 4 weeks

  • Pediatrics Pulmonology / Pediatrics Emergency Medicine – 4 weeks

  • Critical Care – 4 weeks

  • Sports Medicine – 4 weeks

  • Outpatient Pediatrics – 4 weeks

  • Inpatient Family Medicine (Chief) – 4 weeks

  • Obstetrics/Night Float – 4 weeks

  • Family Medicine Center – 3-4 half-days/week

Sample Schedule

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4 Block 5 Block 6 Holiday Block 7 Block 8 Block 9 Block 10 Block 11 Block 12
Inpt FM Pedi ER/Pedi Pulm NF/PM OB/OB NF Elect Derm Cover/ Off EM SportMed ICU Elect Outpt Peds Elect
Didactics 4 hours per week every Thursdays
Vacation taken one week at a time during certain rotations (3weeks)
(includes 1 week during the holiday schedule*)
* The holiday schedule allows the residents to work in shifts during the last two weeks of December for half the time and take vacation the other half.