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Program Overview

Our Residency Program

Conroe Family Medicine Residency Program is an unopposed, community-based residency with a long history of preparing highly trained physicians who practice in a variety of settings. We are proud to call Lone Star Family Health Center home and we are one of the original 11 Teaching Health Centers in Graduate Medical Education. Starting in July 2022, 12 new resident physicians join our program. Our resident physicians receive full-spectrum “hands-on” training in a congenial and collegial environment and learn to deliver cost-effective treatment while integrating the most advanced concepts in the medical field.

We are proud to offer two unique training tracks in our residency program.

Our “Medically Underserved” track recognizes the need for competent physicians who are able to offer comprehensive, compassionate and culturally sensitive care to the diverse and growing population of patients in underserved settings in the context of health and healthcare delivery in these communities.

Our “Obstetrical” track participants will gain advanced experience in low- and high-risk management of obstetrical patients and increased competence in operative obstetrical procedures.

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Our Beginning

The Conroe Family Medicine Residency Program was originally founded in 1979 as the “Montgomery County Medical Education Foundation” by a team of physicians who set out to establish a Family Medicine residency program in the local area. Our first three residents graduated in June 1985.

We partnered with the University of Texas Health Science Center from 1983-1994, and with the University of Texas Medical Branch from 1994-2000. Today, our residency program is sponsored by Conroe Medical Education Foundation and is fully accredited with commendation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

The commitment of our faculty and resident physicians combined with our high quality training resulted in our graduates achieving a 100% pass rate on Board Certification Examination offered by the American Board of Family Medicine.

An Inspirational Outlook

The Conroe Family Medicine Residency Program is excited about the future in our mission to produce the best and most experienced family physicians. We are pleased to have support from HCA Houston Healthcare – Conroe, Conroe Medical Education Foundation and Lone Star Family Health Center, as well as from our local community. This independent sponsorship enables greater operational control, both educationally and financially and ultimately allows us to continue to grow and evolve the program – ensuring our residents obtain top tier & competitive training. As a Teaching Health Center in Graduate Medical Education aligned with a Federally Qualified Health Center, we offer a wide range of additional services which are integrated into our residency training.

Our Unique Program Delivers

Broad Spectrum Training

  • Knowledge & skills to provide holistic & compassionate care for individuals and families – prenatal to death
  • Education for competency in all settings inpatient, outpatient, nursing home, LTAC, as well as from rural to urban underserved
  • Cultural competence is valued and demonstrated by providing exceptional care to all patients and families
  • Optimal utilization of resources delivering the most cost-effective care for all patients and sensitivity in understanding how cost can influence care choices

Compassion & Professionalism

  • Fostering a culture of empathy, compassion, and respectful care for patients, colleagues, the healthcare system, and one’s self
  • Instilling commitment for life-long learning to continually develop knowledge, skillset, recognition of limits, self-reflection, and continuous improvement
  • Demonstrating honesty, trustworthiness, accountability, and patient ownership
  • Promoting a non-punitive environment for open and constructive feedback to improve performance, patient safety and quality of care
  • Recognizing the professional responsibility to value well-being through self-care, support, resilience, and recognition of limits

Leading Healthcare & Making a Difference

  • Fostering scholarship, understanding and application of current medical knowledge and innovative solutions to address community needs and social determinants of health
  • Educating patients, policy makers, and the community
  • Advocating for family medicine and its role in primary and preventative care
  • Ensuring strong representation in professional organizations and leadership in interdisciplinary care teams to provide community-centered care
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Program Fast Facts Curriculum Schedule 2020-2021
Plan Your Rotation Residency Program Roster 2021-22

Contracts & Benefits

Residency Physician-in-Training Agreement
and Supporting Documents

Resident Physician-in-Training Agreement General Information for Residents
Rules of the Road Comprehensive Benefits Summary
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Application Process

We invite you to join our family

Applicants must submit a completed application form electronically through Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS). Paper applications will not be considered.

Your ERAS application must include:

  • Letter from the Dean of medical school attended
  • Official medical school transcript
  • Two letters of reference from medical school faculty members
  • Personal statement describing professional and personal interests, residency training objectives, and career goals (limit one page)
  • USMLE or COMLEX Scores

Only applicants who have been interviewed will be considered for matching to our residency program. All positions will be filled through the National Resident Matching Program. Program policies, including credentialing and drug screening policies, are available for your review upon receipt of an interview invitation.

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Testimonials From Our Graduates

After working for more than one year after residency, I can confidently say that the Conroe Family Medicine Residency has more than prepared me for the real world. I would say that the education I received at this unopposed program was truly exceptional and would have prepared me for whatever I wanted to practice as a family physician. The faculty physicians and staff there are all wonderful people who really cared about our education. I am grateful to have graduated from this program.

Vinh Dang, M.D.
Frisco, TX
Class of 2019

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Lone Star was my first choice for residency because of its unopposed status and small group of residents and faculty, which made me feel that I would have ample opportunities and first-rate
training there. After finishing my training, I know it was the best choice for me. Though the
program was rigorous and challenging, I feel more prepared than I ever have for my career in
medicine. Going into the workforce, I felt confident that I was qualified for any job I was applying to, which was a nice change from the Imposter Syndrome I sometimes felt. Lastly, the location is ideal: it's close to Houston with a variety of amenities, but not so much that you feel any of the city traffic!

Elizabeth Slauter, M.D.
Conroe, TX
Class of 2020

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Conroe Family Medicine Residency Program was perfect training for a career in full spectrum family medicine. I was able to tailor my rotations to help me gain confidence in areas I felt weak. I got an excellent clinic experience. The faculty were top-notch. I had access to multiple specialists in a one-on-one scenario. Conroe made me the doctor I am today, and I am forever grateful.

Alyssa Molina, M.D.
Eagle Lake, TX
Class of 2010

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It is excellent training for Family Doctors. In my current practice I round on patients in nursing homes and hospitals and I would not be able to if it was not for the excellent training I received at Conroe. Great people to work with as well.

Micah Bosley, M.D.
Tomball, TX
Class of 2016

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It wasn't until I had been practicing for several months that I really realized how well I was trained at Conroe. At the beginning I kept waiting for the patient that would exceed the limits of my abilities and they just never came. My medical career thus far has been extremely rewarding thanks to my time at Conroe.

Bart Klaus, M.D.
Columbus, TX
Class of 2016

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Conroe Family Medicine program provided a supportive atmosphere for me to develop a solid
foundation in inpatient, critical care and emergency medicine. This enabled me to confidently accept a position as the medical director for a hospitalist group that also covers emergency medicine.

Andrew Tonini, D.O.
Fort Worth, TX
Class of 2015

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Conroe Regional Medical Center and Residency gave me the tools I needed to become an amazing, well-rounded Family Physician. I felt confident in both my inpatient and outpatient medicine and well trained on obstetric & pediatric care. I had no limitations when applying for a job. I knew I was trained well and I knew I was qualified.

April Enard, D.O.
Sweetwater, TX
Class of 2014

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Lone Star is a rigorous program that will prepare you for any avenue of family medicine once you graduate. You leave feeling confident in your abilities as a new doctor: ready to succeed in whatever you choose to do. The faculty are personally invested in your well-being and make sure you reach your fullest potential. I am very fortunate to have spent three years training in Conroe.

Ashley Collazo, M.D.
Austin, TX
Class of 2020

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