The Department of Family and Community Medicine offers 10 positions through the resident match each year. Residents are engaged in a curriculum that emphasizes self-directed learning in the context of the new model of Family Medicine. Rotations that meet the requirements for residency are structured to maximize the residents’ patient contact, learning, and skill acquisition. The program offers the maximum amount of elective time, including some in the second academic year. The high volume and full scope of specialty care available for teaching in the hospitals, combined with close contact with a large, active Family Medicine faculty, makes for a full, comprehensive learning experience.
To provide a safe and powerful educational environment for Family Medicine residents that supports and encourages graduates to serve as model Family Physicians providing excellent care to underserved populations in all settings and advancing scholarship in Family Medicine.
- Success in medical education is fostered by Communication, Collaboration and Cooperation
- Family Medicine residents will best learn Family Medicine from Family Medicine faculty in the venues where Family Medicine physicians typically practice.
- We will focus on the care of the medically under-served people of Dallas and on training competent, caring providers of that care
- Information is critical to learners in Family Medicine. Therefore they must master various information resources and tools. And, their educational environment must provide them with rich information about their progress and performance.