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Overview, Goals & Objectives


The Houston Healthcare Family Medicine Residency Program (HHC FMRP) is a community-based residency program. We are supported by Houston Healthcare both financially and in our efforts to improve the health of the communities we serve.

The HHC FMRP is designated to meet the educational and practical needs of physicians intending to enter the field of family medicine. The training program includes ambulatory, inpatient, surgical, and behavioral science components and the application of osteopathic principles and theories.

Residents learn to care for patients from prenatal care through geriatric and end-of-life care.


The goal of the HHC FMRP is to educate physicians to become competent family medicine physicians who are committed to comprehensive, compassionate, and patient-centered care in the primary care setting. To mentor physicians to serve as leaders and to work collaboratively with other community organizations to improve public health.

HHC FMRP is designed to improve proficiency in the knowledge, art of diagnosis, treatment, and practice in ambulatory and hospital settings.

The program conforms to the standards for residency training of the American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Committee on Post-Doctoral Training, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), and the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM).

General Program Objectives

It is the intent of the HHC FMRP to fulfill all of the following:

  • Implement the Core Competencies of the AOA and ACGME; osteopathic philosophy and osteopathic manipulative medicine, patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice
  • Provide quality education and ensure resident preparedness to fulfill requirements for certification by the AOA, ACOFP, ACGME, and ABFM
  • Provide the highest quality of care to the patients of the Pavilion Family Medicine Center by evaluating their health needs in the context of comprehensive, patient-centered care
  • Practice an interdisciplinary, team approach to care and effectively function within a complex healthcare delivery system
  • Develop and encourage philosophy and methods of life-long learning, quality improvement, and continuing medical education
  • Implement a faculty development program that promotes retention, teaching skills, and academic and clinical excellence

Mission, Vision & Values

Houston Healthcare


To improve the healthcare of the communities we serve by providing patient-focused, high-quality, cost-effective services while promoting health and wellness.


“A caring health system dedicated to excellence – today and tomorrow.”


We “RISE” through practicing Respect, Integrity, Service Innovation, and Excellence:

  • Respect entails a high regard for worth of each person. It gives everyone a voice and promotes teamwork.
  • Integrity promotes honesty and straightforwardness in dealing with each other in attempting to make our system work to its full potential.
  • Service Innovation encourages creativity in seeking continuous quality improvements and in meeting customer requirements.
  • Excellence fosters constant, continuous striving for quality service in duty and work done for others.

Pavilion Family Medicine Center

Pavilion Family Medicine Center is dedicated to training residents to provide quality primary care to a diverse and underserved population of patients throughout Middle Georgia, while promoting an environment of education and fostering values to support and grow the practice of Family Medicine.