Academic Departments

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Family Medicine

The Department of Family Medicine has the largest clinical and educational network of ambulatory primary care clinics within the medical school. With a diverse faculty of physicians, social scientists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants, the department provides instruction in medical interviewing, physical examination, physical diagnosis, ambulatory family practice and elective courses in sports medicine and emergency medicine. The department is also home to the Rural Osteopathic Medical Education (ROME) program, which is a four-year parallel curriculum specializing in the education of future rural physicians. As part of the department’s commitment to research, Family Medicine operates the North Texas Primary Care Practice-Based Research Network (NorTex), which is a collaborative network of physicians who perform patient-oriented evidence-based research. Visit the Department of Family Medicine website.

Internal Medicine

The Department of Internal Medicine prepares osteopathic medical students and other health science center students for successful practices in primary care and subspecialty disciplines. Department faculty members honor the principles of osteopathic medicine, including health promotion, disease prevention and nutrition in all teaching activities and they strive to serve as role models and mentors for all students. Specialty practice areas of departmental faculty include cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, infectious disease, neurology, pulmonary and critical care, and sleep medicine. Visit the Department of Internal Medicine website.

Obstetrics and Gynecology

The department provides instruction to medical students in both the pre-clinical and clinical portions of the curriculum as well as instruction for a residency training program.


The Department of Orthopaedics is a multidisciplinary group of orthopedic and podiatric surgeons who are involved in patient care, education and research. Faculty members actively participate in research and have published in internationally recognized peer reviewed journals. In addition to providing instruction for TCOM medical students, the department also teaches orthopedic and podiatric residents in fully accredited graduate medical education programs at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth. Visit the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery website.

Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

The Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) Department is responsible for all OMM education occurring at UNTHSC. The department offers both a two-year and a ‘plus one’ graduate training program in OMM. Medical students are provided additional opportunities for specialized training in OMM through a Teaching Assistant Program and a Pre-doctoral Fellowship Program. In addition to our educational mission, the OMM faculty actively conducts research through the Physical Medicine Institute and the Osteopathic Research Center. Visit the Department of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine website.


The Department of Pediatrics provides clinical instruction, patient care and research in the care of newborns, infants, children and adolescents. In addition, the department collaborates with a number of hospitals and clinics to provide students with both outpatient and inpatient exposure to pediatric care. Visit the Department of Pediatrics website.

Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health provides a broad range of clinical services for the JPS Health Network and the University of North Texas Health Science Center including psychiatric emergency care, inpatient adult services, inpatient adolescent services, outpatient care, acute care and neuropsychiatry. In conjunction with the JPS Health Network, the department also has a residency program that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Visit the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health website.


The Department of Surgery provides multi-discipline surgical services and research in a number of areas to promote excellence and quality care. Faculty members actively engage in research in critical care, endocrine surgery, laparoscopic surgery, endovascular surgery, swallowing disorders, airway obstructive diseases, wound healing, clinical outcomes and a variety of clinical trials. Other areas include basic science research in cardiac metabolism and cardiopulmonary bypass. Visit the Department of Surgery website.


The Center for Geriatrics is a leader in providing care to the older adults of North Texas. Our faculty trained to diagnose and treat older adult health care issues. Our board-certified geriatricians, physicians with certificates of added qualifications in Geriatrics, specialized nurse practitioners, psychologist and social service coordinator are committed to improving the physical and mental function of our patients, with a focus on improving and maintaining their quality of life. The goal of the Center for Geriatrics is to empower seniors and help them stay healthy enough to lead the best quality of life possible. Visit the Center for Geriatrics website.

This page was last modified on June 5, 2017