Family Medicine Residency Program

The Family Medicine Residency Program (FMRP) aims to increase the numbers of physicians selecting family medicine as their medical specialty and to encourage those physicians to establish their practices in rural and underserved communities in Texas. 

The FMRP provides grants to Texas's 27 nationally accredited family medicine residency programs, located in every region of the state, and provides strong support for Texas's health care education and delivery network. 

Rural and Public Health Rotation Program

Rural and public health rotations are supported by Family Practice Residency program funds, as required by a rider in the Appropriations Act. Both the participating resident and the residency program receive funding under the program. However, the rural and public health supervisors serve as volunteers and are not compensated for their services.

Based on Coordinating Board staff recommendations, the Family Practice Residency Advisory Committee (FPRAC) convened on April 11, 2018, and approved 45 rural rotation slots at $2,500 per rotation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. The Advisory Committee also approved funding for three public health rotations for FY 2019 at $2,000 per rotation. The Coordinating Board approved funding for the rotations at its meeting July 26, 2018.

Residents interested in participating in a rural or public health rotation in FY 2019, must submit the resident application to the Coordinating Board for consideration on or before August 17, 2018. Funding is contingent upon selected residents also meeting all requirements for operational grant funding.

Rural Rotation Program Application Process

Board staff does not anticipate that residents will seek funding for more than the available rotation slots for FY 2019. However, should this be the case, Board staff will implement a lottery system to select residents for funding. This lottery approach has been implemented in previous years and will allow residents interested in completing a rotation an opportunity to seek funding. Staff will notify residency program directors which residents have been selected for funding by August 31, 2018. Funding is contingent upon selected residents also meeting all requirements for operational grant funding. The application process is as follows:

  1. Resident Applications must be submitted by the program director to the Coordinating Board by August 17, 2018, to be considered for funding. Programs will be notified by August 31, 2018, which residents have been selected for funding. Please see the Rural Rotation Guidelines for additional information.
  2. However, if a resident is interested in participating in a rotation regardless of funding, they must indicate this on the application and submit all required documentation.
  3. All forms will be submitted by the program director via email to the Coordinating Board staff at familypractice@thecb.state.tx.us.
  4. At the conclusion of each rural rotation, the resident, resident supervisor, and program director must complete the necessary evaluations of the rotation. The evaluation forms are available online. All evaluations must be submitted before funding will be released. 

Program Information and Forms

Program Evaluation Forms

Please complete all evaluations and acquire the appropriate signatures for each evaluation. To submit, scan and PDF the copies of all evaluations and email them to familypractice@thecb.state.tx.us. All evaluations must be submitted before funding will be released.

The administrative changes have been implemented to streamline program administration, increase program response time, and enhance data collection. Additionally, these changes will allow the Coordinating Board to monitor participating residents as they complete their training and begin their family medicine practices. This will lead to a better understanding of the impact of this program on the Texas physician workforce.

Public Health Rotation Program Application Process

Residents interested in participating in a Public Health Rotation in FY 2019, must submit the resident application to the Coordinating Board for consideration on or before August 17, 2018. The application process is as follows:

  1. Resident Applications must be submitted by the program director to the Coordinating Board by August 17, 2018, to be considered for funding. Programs will be notified by August 31, 2018, which residents have been selected for funding. Please see the Public Health Rotation Guidelines for additional information. Funding is contingent upon selected residents also meeting all requirements for operational grant funding.
  2. All forms must be submitted by the program director via email to the Coordinating Board staff at familypractice@thecb.state.tx.us.
  3. At the conclusion of each public health rotation, the resident, resident supervisor, and program director must complete the necessary forms and evaluations for the rotation. Links to the forms are below. All form and evaluations must be submitted and approved before funding will be released.

Program Information and Forms

 

Inquiries should be directed to familypractice@thecb.state.tx.us or Suzanne.Pickens@thecb.state.tx.us.