Baylor Family Medicine Residency at Garland is a three-year, program, fully accredited by the American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The program is designed to educate and train Family Medicine physicians to provide a broad range of primary care services to patients ranging in age from infancy to geriatric.
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Garland is a community-based hospital that provides residents with an unopposed learning environment. We are the only residency program providing primary care and inpatient services in the facility. We are dedicated to teaching future Family Medicine physicians to serve their community by delivering safe, timely, effective and patient-centered health care. Baylor Family Medicine residents learn the modern practice of medicine in a setting of respect, compassion, professionalism and excellence.
Baylor Scott & White – Garland is a 263-bed community hospital that is part of the Baylor Scott & White Health system. With more than 65,000 emergency room visits per year, Baylor Family Medicine Residency at Garland’s program offers a rich learning environment for residents and medical students. Baylor Scott & White – Garland is recognized as a National Committee of Quality Assurance Physician Practice Connections® - Patient Centered Medical Home™. The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) is a coordinated, team-based approach to delivering health care services. Baylor Family Medicine Center at Garland, where the residents and faculty see their patients, is recognized as a NCQA Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home.
In addition to training at Baylor Scott & White – Garland, Family Medicine residents rotate to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas for Obstetrics and Neonatology and other elective rotations, as well as Children’s Medical Center Dallas for inpatient and emergency Pediatric experience.
One of the largest Family Medicine groups in Garland – Family Medical Center of Garland – also teaches residents and provide leadership to the program through service on the Residency Governing Council and the Graduate Medical Education Committee.
In agreement with Texas A&M University Health Science Center, third-year medical students rotate to Baylor Family Medicine Residency Program for their six-week clinical experience.
The Baylor Family Medicine Residency at Garland also offers an opportunity for fourth-year medical students to experience the Program through either a two-week or four-week clerkship/audition rotation. Learn more about the criteria and details here.
From the Director:
Rapid change best describes health care today. As the landscape of health care evolves nationally, our family medicine residency keeps pace as part of Baylor Scott & White Health, the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States. The 2013 merger combined the strengths of two exceptional health care systems and created a new model system to meet the demands of health care reform, the changing needs of patients and extraordinary recent advances in clinical care.
Our curriculum is dynamic and is continuously aligned to the needs of Texas citizens and the goals of our health care system. Baylor Family Medicine residents graduate with demonstrated competence in not only medical knowledge and its application, but also in population health management and continuous quality improvement. With innovative longitudinal experiences in various health care settings, our residents develop a keen sense of the importance of a strong foundation in the business administration aspect of health care and its impact on patient satisfaction. In our Family Medicine Center, the residents are active managers of the Patient Centered Medical Home™. Our residents also serve in leadership roles in outpatient and hospital operations.
We have developed an academic environment that is both stimulating and rewarding. Our residents participate in a wide variety of local, state and national scholarly works including case reports, poster presentations and clinical research. We promote resident involvement in research with a collaborative approach under the guidance of a faculty advisor.
Through our program, you will have the opportunity to learn from and work with knowledgeable, friendly and approachable faculty. We have an excellent advisor/advisee system to help our residents progress successfully through their training. Our faculty embraces a coaching model of resident education that involves individualized professional development instruction. Whether discussing a clinical case or obtaining career planning advice, you will find our faculty supports your education and development in innumerable ways. Graduates of our program are competent, ethical and compassionate physicians who have established habits of continuous learning and quality improvement.
Sherri Morgan, MD