About the Residency Program

TIGMER  UIWSOM  UIW Community-Based Family Medicine Residency Program-School of Osteopathic Medicine portraits Thursday July 6, 2023.   (Photo By Edward A. Ornelas)Meet Our Family Medicine Resident Doctors
Community-Based Family Medicine Residency Program

In September of 2015, CommuniCare Health Centers (now called CommuniCare) partnered with the University of the Incarnate Ward (UIW) School of Osteopathic Medicine to join one of the Texas Institute for Graduate Medical Education and Research (TIGMER) residency programs known as the Community-Based Family Medicine Residency Program.

The Community-Based Family Medicine Residency Program, at CommuniCare, follows the Teaching Health Center model and allows for residents to train on the front line of healthcare under the guidance of our esteemed Board Certified faculty. This program trains future physicians to provide community-oriented, patient-centered, high-quality primary care with a focus on providing healthcare to underserved populations and improving overall access to medical treatment.

Participating residents gain educational and hands-on clinical experience in order to become equipped physicians within the community, or to establish their own private practice. The residents also have the opportunity of lowering their student loan debt by participating in U.S. government programs working with federally qualified health centers (FQHC), such as CommuniCare.

As one of the designated rotation sites for the TIGMER residency program, CommuniCare is becoming well known as a teaching facility dedicated to provide the highest level of patient care for populations with the greatest need.

Meet the Program’s Faculty and Administration!

Participating Residents:

  • Gain hands-on clinical experience
  • Opportunity to lower student debt ratio
  • Potential employment opportunities
  • Educational stipend provided
  • Exam and CME leave offered
    Read more about the
    Benefits and Compensation
    offered through our residency program!