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Program Overview

Director's Welcome

Dear Future Family Physician,

Howdy! We're thrilled that you are interested in Family Medicine at Texas A&M. Our mission here is to train full-scope family medicine physicians to serve in rural and underserved areas in Texas, the United States and abroad. Whether you desire to "do it all" or to carve out your own niche, Texas A&M Family Medicine Residency can help you pursue your passions.

We strive to instill the values of respect, excellence, leadership, loyalty, integrity, and selfless service while providing an unparalleled training experience. We are an university sponsored, community-based program that specializes in comprehensive training- more specifically high risk and surgical obstetrics, endoscopy, inpatient care, and outpatient procedures. Here you can develop skills that you can't acquire at most residency programs.

But what really sets us apart is our community environment. Whether you are a single resident, married, or married with children, you will be a vital part of our family at Texas A&M.

We are searching for motivated individuals to become the best family physicians and community leaders. We'd love to have you join our team!

I am truly blessed to be the Program Director at this elite residency. We hope to meet each of you soon.

Thanks and Gig 'em.

Rae Adams, MD

Why Choose Texas A&M Family Medicine residency?

  1. We are one big family: Our residents, faculty and staff will know and truly care for you, your significant other, children and four-legged family members! We will be there for the good and bad. We celebrate with you when you get married, have a child or sign with your first practice. We help you when you move into your new home, have an ill family member or are having a bad day.
  2. The best obstetrics training available in family medicine: Residents interested in obstetrics perform C-sections, vaginal deliveries and D&Cs at a volume competitive with fourth-year FP/OB fellows. You will leave ready to practice family medicine with obstetrics without a fellowship.
  3. Procedures, procedures, procedures! Not only can you train in obstetrics at the highest level, but you will also have the opportunity to perform approximately 100 colonoscopies and joint injections and dozens of colposcopies, intubations, circumcisions and central lines.
  4. You will impact our community: You will provide care to medically indigent pregnant women at the Prenatal Clinic, which sees the mothers of more than 25 percent of children born in Brazos County. Through our grant-funded cancer screening program, you will perform colonoscopies, Pap smears, clinical breast exams and colposcopies for uninsured and low-income citizens of 17 counties. In the hospital, you will provide excellent care to those in need, regardless of their ability to pay. You will also teach dozens of medical students who will take your teachings and use them to help others.
  5. We are truly unopposed: We are the only residency program in rapidly growing Brazos County, which has 200,000 residents, more than 50,000 Texas A&M University students and thousands of Blinn College students and serves as the medical hub for outlying counties with a combined population of more than 100,000.
  6. Wellness Committee: This resident-led committee seeks to keep our fellow residents happy and healthy! Activities include sessions in didactics about physician wellness, spirituality in medicine meetings, Women in Medicine weekend retreat, an escape room, birthday celebrations and Parents’ Night Out.
  7. CHI St. Joseph: Our primary hospital is a 310-bed, busy, state-of-the-art facility. You will work alongside specialists who understand the value of family medicine and want to help you succeed. Your experience training in St. Joseph’s high-volume Level 2 Trauma Center will prepare you to provide care to patients in rural emergency departments.
  8. Our faculty: Our attending physicians are compassionate, energetic, hard-working and brilliant. They will encourage you to test your limits but will be there to support you along the way. They will help you take charge of your medical education and offer you on extensive experience. At Texas A&M Family Medicine Residency, you will learn from the best the specialty of family medicine has to offer.
  9. Our culture: Here at Texas A&M Family Medicine Residency, we push ourselves to pursue excellence, but we want to see our colleagues succeed as well. We work as a team, and we take care of our teammates. We are compassionate to our patients and seek to address not only their physical well-being but also their emotional and spiritual needs. We work to provide a positive learning environment that will make sure you don’t just survive residency. We want to see you thrive!
  10. You want a challenge – At Texas A&M Family Medicine Residency, you will work harder than you have yet, but you will have a great time doing it! Your patients will often be extremely ill with limited resources, and from them you will learn to think outside the box and manage the toughest disease processes. You will care for any patient, no matter how sick, because you will learn that no patient is too sick for you to handle. Your colleagues will push you to be best family physician out there, and you will push them in turn. After you hear your name called at graduation, you will walk out knowing you are ready for anything family medicine can throw at you and can practice in any environment. You will be ready to do it all!

The residents of Texas A&M Family Medicine look forward to seeing how you can make us better! We can’t wait to work with you!

How to Apply

The Family Medicine Residency Program only accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Residents are selected through the National Resident Matching Program. Contact your dean's office for instructions and further information, as we will not accept any paper applications, nor do we accept unsolicited faxes sent to our office.

Applicant Requirements

All applicants must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or a permanent U.S. resident. Our residency does not sponsor any type of visa.
  • Have graduated from medical school within the last five years.
  • Meet the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners licensing requirements prior to acceptance. You must be a graduate of an accredited school of medicine or osteopathic school, and it must be listed on the Texas State Board of Medical Examiner's list of approved schools.
  • Have passed Step 1, Step 2.
  • Be proficient in spoken and written English language.
  • Have at least one year of U.S. clinical experience, defined as "supervised direct patient care." Research or observership positions, which do not entail a significant involvement in the medical management of patients, do not fulfill the spirit of this requirement.

*Additionally, international graduates must be certified by the ECFMG.

Application Checklist

A complete ERAS application includes:

  • USMLE/COMLEX score reports
  • A dean's letter
  • A transcript
  • Three letters of reference (two of which should come from the area of primary care)