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Family Medicine Residency

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The Family Medicine Residency offers a balance of ambulatory and hospital training. In each of the three years of residency, the program offers an ambulatory rotation and elective opportunities to allow residents to shape their own professional development and educational priorities. Read a welcome letter from residency director Dana Sprute, M.D., MPH, to hear more about the program’s strengths.

The program’s primary training site is the CommUnityCare Southeast Health and Wellness Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center ambulatory center. It is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Level 3 patient-centered medical home where faculty members and residents see patients side-by-side. The residency provides full-spectrum family medicine services including care for acute illness and injury, chronic disease management, women’s health, preventive care, ambulatory procedures, social work services, behavioral health, psychotherapy, nutrition education, telepsychiatry and pharmacy services.

Graduates of the program practice in a variety of settings including public health and FQHC clinics, urban or rural practice, private practice, academics, urgent care and emergency care facilities and hospital-based and hospitalist practice. Some graduates seek additional fellowship training and successfully complete fellowships in academic medicine, adolescent medicine, geriatrics, obstetrics, palliative care, primary care dermatology, public health, sports medicine and women’s reproductive health.

The Family Medicine Residency is affiliated with the Department of Population Health.

Training Facilities

Dell Seton Medical Center and Dell Children’s Medical Center are state-of-the-art Level I trauma facilities and provide trauma services for a 10-county area in Central Texas. All hospital facilities are patient-centered, certified as energy efficient by the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design system and aesthetically beautiful. Dell Seton sponsors community musician performances in the hospital lobby several times a week to promote wellness for all.

Southeast Health and Wellness Center.

CommUnityCare provides services at 19 locations in Travis County. Services offered at the Southeast Health and Wellness Center include family medicine (children included), internal medicine, women’s health, maternity care and behavioral health psychology (by referral only).

Dell Seton Medical Center at UT Austin.

Dell Seton Medical Center, the primary teaching hospital of Dell Med, is the region’s only Level I Trauma Center. Owned and operated by Ascension Seton, the medical center is part of a growing health district.

Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas.

Dell Children’s is the only Pediatric Level I Trauma Center and Level IV NICU Care Center in Central Texas. The center provides care for infants, children and adolescents in a 46-county area.

Ascension Seton Medical Center.

Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin, the area’s largest medical-surgical acute care center, is a Joint Commission-accredited part of the Ascension Seton Family of Hospitals.

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About the Application Process

All applications for residency training must be submitted through the Electronic Residency Application Service.

Balanced Training in Varied Settings

The curriculum includes ambulatory and hospital-based clinical rotations with a focus on chronic disease management, preventive care, nutrition and occupational health.

Meet Our Residents

It’s an exciting time to be a part of medical education and research in Austin. Dell Med residents and fellows are talented physicians working to become leaders in their fields.