RESIDENCY - Department of Family & Community Medicine

Community Medicine

image_residents working togetherCommunity context is central to our patient care mission.  Our program places residents in a wide range of clinical settings all across San Antonio - with special emphasis on serving those areas that are underserved.

All residents participate in a Community Oriented Primary Care program. This curricular area is scheduled both in longitudinal and block experiences during the three years of residency. Additional elective time is available. Community medicine experiences are developed and taught by Family Medicine faculty members.


Residents complete activities designed to familiarize them with community resources and agencies. Residents gain experience in community settings including school health centers, United Way agencies, group homes, and nursing homes.   Our faculty and residents also serve the community by participating in health fairs and other health promotion activities.