Academic Departments

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Family & Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

The Department of Family and Osteopathic Manipulative 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 and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine website.

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 Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine website.

Internal Medicine & Geriatrics

The Department of Internal Medicine and the Center for Geriatrics prepare osteopathic medical students and other Health Science Center students for successful practices in adult 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, gastroenterology, geriatrics, neurology, pulmonary, and sleep medicine. Visit the Department of Internal Medicine website or the Center for Older Adults website.

Pediatrics & Women’s Health

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.

Medical Education & Health Systems Science

The Department of Medical Education and Health Systems Science is a multifaceted, interdisciplinary team of healthcare providers and researchers. Through innovative curricular designs, early clinical experiences, and mentorship, we are committed to providing excellence in clinical care, education, and research. Our goals and objectives amplify the distinctive nature of osteopathic physicians and their roles in delivering the highest quality health care to the citizens of Texas and beyond. Visit the Department of Medical Education & Health System Science website.