Chairman’s Message

Galke Curtis

Through innovative curricular designs, early clinical experiences, and mentorship, the department is focused on producing highly competent, caring, and compassionate Family Medicine physicians, helping reduce the shortage of primary care physicians in our Texas communities.


Our faculty provides leadership and instruction to undergraduate osteopathic medical students in courses that emphasizes culturally competent interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, clinical and procedural skills including osteopathic manipulative treatment, problem solving, and basic science integration.The Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) prides itself on making the Department of Family Medicine and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine the keystone to its campus. The educational responsibilities of the department span the delivery of education to TCOM 1st and 2nd year DO students, mandatory 3rd year CORE rotations in OMM and in Family Medicine, FM, ONM and combined FM/ONM Residents, statewide GME programs, and CME programs for physicians.

Medical City Fort Worth is our educational partner for graduate medical education. Our residency programs are top notch and sought after by highly qualified candidates.


We aim to provide a medical home and comprehensive quality care for the entire family at our clinical sites as well as specialty care of musculoskeletal, sports medicine and osteopathic approaches to systemic diseases in our specialty clinics. These include the Health Pavilion on campus, and our Seminary Clinic in Fort Worth. We are proud to offer inpatient care for our hospitalized patients at Medical City Fort Worth.


Our collaborative and translational research program is involved in interdepartmental, interscholastic and interdisciplinary projects. From local funding of student and resident projects through NIH/NCCAM funded clinicians, our diverse program in osteopathic manipulation and family medicine as it relates to biomechanics, aging, orthopedics, clinical and bench research is a leader in the national effort to enhance osteopathic medical education and research.


The Department also stresses the importance to our students of giving back to their communities in Texas through our Community Resources course which results in students providing 2000 hours of service to over 70 community service organizations in our community annually.

Again, thank you for visiting our website and feel free to contact me at my e-mail with any comments or questions you may have.

Curtis Galke, DO, FAAFP