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 26 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.
Rural Rotation Program Application Process
Based on Coordinating Board staff recommendations, the Family Practice Residency Advisory Committee (FPRAC) convened on June 9, 2017, and approved 45 rural rotation slots at $2,500 per rotation for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018. Residents interested in participating in a Rural Rotation in FY 2018, must submit the resident application to the Coordinating Board for consideration on or before August 16, 2017.
Board staff does not anticipate that residents will seek funding for more than the available rotation slots for FY 2018. However, should this be the case, the 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, 2017.
The application process is as follows:
- Resident Applications must be submitted by the program director to the Coordinating Board by August 18, 2017, to be considered for funding. Programs will be notified by August 31, 2017, which residents have been selected for funding. Please see the Rural Rotation Guidelines for additional information.
- 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.
- All forms will be submitted by the program director via email to the Coordinating Board staff at email@example.com.
- 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
- Rural Rotation Guidelines
- List of Approved Rural Rotation Sites
- Rural Rotation Resident Application (updated July 14, 2017)
- Rural Rotation Letter of Agreement
- Grant Request Form
- Rural Rotation Supervisor Guidelines
- Rural Rotation Supervisor Application
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. All evaluations must be submitted before funding will be released.
- Supervisor Evaluation of Resident (E1)
- Resident Evaluation of Supervisor (E2)
- Rural Rotation Evaluation by Resident
- Rural Rotation Evaluation by Director
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.
The Advisory Committee also approved funding for three Public Health Rotations for FY 2018 at $2,000 per rotation. Residents interested in participating in a Public Health Rotation in FY 2018, must submit the resident application to the Coordinating Board for consideration on or before August 18, 2017.
- Curriculum Guidelines for an Elective Rotation in Public Health
- Public Health Rotation Letter of Agreement (Appendix A)
- Public Health Rotation Resident Application (Form A1)
- Grant Request (Appendix B)
- Evaluation of Rotation (Appendix C)
If you have questions or require additional information about the Family Medicine Residency Program (FMRP), please contact Suzanne Pickens at Suzanne.Pickens@thecb.state.tx.us.