Department of Family and Community Medicine

Family Medicine Residency


About the Program


Primary Care at Baylor College of Medicine is 17th among the nation’s elite programs, according to U.S. News and World Report‘s most recent ranking. Our Family Medicine Residency Program uses all the assets at our disposal to provide the best possible learning experience for our trainees.

Our residency program is based at the Northwest Community Health Center, part of the Harris Health System that focuses on caring for underserved populations in Houston-Harris County. The varied and extensive clinical experiences residents receive in this program area are applicable to both urban underserved and rural practices. The residency program stands at the forefront of resident education with residents rotating at affiliated Texas Medical Center hospitals.

The residency program has, at its core, a group of dedicated clinical and academic faculty with extensive knowledge and experience with the underserved in this country and other parts of the world. With guidance from department faculty, and experiencing health care excellence within a NCQA Certified Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home, residents are learning firsthand how to incorporate this advanced approach to health care in an underserved setting. The Northwest Clinic is leading the way for the Harris Health System Community Health Centers and has achieved Level 3 NCQA status and PCMH certification.

To see if our program is right for you, please check out admissions criteria.




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