Our mission is to provide a curriculum experience that expands the minds and opens the hearts of students to become clinically competent, patient-centered physicians who are responsive to community needs through service to elder, rural, minority, and underserved populations.

Our vision is to cultivate physicians who are expert learners, problem solvers and agents of change committed to providing socially responsible and clinically excellent relationship-based, patient-centered care.


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.

Medical Student Education

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.