RESIDENCY - Department of Family & Community Medicine

Life in San Antonio

...a unique city


image_alamoWill Rogers once called San Antonio "one of the four unique cities in the US", and it certainly lives up to that reputation. Located near the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country, San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the US with a population of over 1 million. However, the city maintains the atmosphere of a smaller town as it preserves its diverse cultural legacy of Spanish, Western, German and Mexican heritages.


San Antonio offers diverse educational and employment opportunities for spouses and families. The University of Texas at San Antonio, Trinity University, St. Mary's University and Law School, Our Lady of the Lake University, University of the Incarnate Word and the San Antonio College system all call this city home. Excellent public and private schools are also available for your children.


image_riverwalkThis is an exciting place to live - full of activities throughout the year. The variety is endless and includes two major theme parks, treasured historical sites, the NBA Spurs, activities in the arts, the annual Stock Show and Rodeo, and the renowned Riverwalk, just to name a few. With our beautiful climate - warm, dry summers and mild winters, the city attracts people who really enjoy the outdoors.


The cost of living in San Antonio is lower than in many parts of Texas and the United States. A wide variety of houses, apartments and condominiums are available in great neighborhoods. Most residents live within 15 minutes of University Hospital.


While the majority of the next three years will be dedicated to completing your residency training, we wouldn’t want you to forget to enjoy whatever free time you have. So, when you aren’t catching up on sleep or laundry, or going home to visit family, take the opportunity to get to know what is now your city.