Medical Student Education

Our programs are designed to give students a solid understanding of the principles and philosophy of our specialty. Family Medicine is a primary care specialty that provides the first contact, ongoing and preventive care to patients of all ages. This includes comprehensive, continuous, cost-effective, and relationship-centered care, in the context of family and the community.


Our program is designed to emphasize the continuity that family physicians enjoy in their day-to-day practice. Patients visit our state-of-the-art Family Health Center for outpatient medical and preventive care. When hospitalization or higher-level care is required, our patients are directly admitted to The Family Medicine Inpatient Service at University Hospital, San Antonio’s best-ranked hospital.

Faculty Development

Is an integral part of our department. This site will provide learning opportunities for you to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitude needed to become a better clinical teacher, conduct research, provide the best care for patients, better manage complex projects and programs, and help you plan your overall career development.