Family Medicine Residency

Our clinics are designated as patient-centered medical homes (PCMH), a model of care that uses a coordinated, team approach to strengthen the physician-patient relationship.

The Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine - Scott & White Family Medicine Residency is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

Our three-year program integrates community and academic, family practice and multispecialty, in a non-competitive culture of cooperation across all disciplines.

We accept six residents per year.


Inpatient Service

On the inpatient side, residents enjoy having their own family medicine service and family medicine floor. The family medicine resident service gets the first pick in patients, who must be active patients in the associated surrounding Baylor Scott & White clinics to be considered for admission on the family medicine service.

Outpatient Service

On the outpatient side, residents enjoy the variety of patients seen in the family medicine clinic, which leads to a strong clinical foundation. Patient-centered teams help residents manage a panel of patients, and, in the Baylor Scott & White Health system, the patients always have specialists who are willing to consult on them.

Other advantages of the program are the possibility for away rotations to other states or other countries. Also, if residents have an interest in a certain area of medicine, specialty electives are available, including obstetrics and gynecology, urgent care and sports medicine.

Call Schedule

There is minimal call for our residents, who cover the family medicine service in shifts. There is a day time team and a night team. Residents also cover the family medicine service in shifts on the weekend, which may be considered call but last less than 24 hours.

There is call only at a few away rotations, which may have call up to five to six times per month.

Hospital Service Hospital Service  Hospital Service 
Hospital Service Hospital Service  Hospital Service 
FM Clinic
Night Float
Night Float
Pedi Acute Care
Gen Surgery (VA)
Night Float
Urology (DAMC) Gynecology
Pedi ED
Night Float
Minor Surgery (VA)
Neurology Behav Science
Night Float
Sports Med
Nursery Pedi Clinic Derm
Behav Science
OB (S&W) ED (S&W) FM Clinic
Pedi Ward Ortho (VA) Pedi ED
Night Float
Minor Surgery (VA)
Geriatrics Elective
OB (Metroplex) ID Elective
Cardiology Cardiac ICU Elective
 Two weeks FM Hospital Service  FM Clinic   Neurology  General Surgery (VA)  Nursery Pedi ED   OB (S&W)  Minor Surgery (VA) Cardiology  Pedi Ward  FM Hospital Service  OB (Metro) 
 Two weeks  Night Float  Night Float  Night Float  Night Float
 Two weeks FM Hospital Service  QI-PopHlth-ComMed Pedi Clinic Urology (DAMC) ED (S&W) Minor Surgery (VA) FM Hospital Service Behave Science Ortho (VA) Geriatrics Cardiac ICU ID
Two weeks Night Float Night Float Elective Night Float
 Two weeks  FM Hospital Service QI-PopHlth  Pedi Acute Care  Dermatology (Waco)  FM Clinic  Pedi Ed  Gyn (Metro)  Sports Medicine  ED (DAMC)  Elective  Elective  Elective
 Two weeks  FS Hospital Service Behav Science  Elective

Noon Lectures

The family medicine conference is held twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday starting at noon. Topics are varied and evidence-based, covering the entire spectrum of medicine, surgery, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, behavioral science and psychiatry. Lunch is provided.

Afternoon Workshops

The second Thursday of the month is set aside for resident business and learning. During this time, the residents have protected time with the chief resident and program director to discuss any burning issues of the day.

This afternoon also includes learning time for workshops like suturing, pulmonary function tests or treadmill testing. On special occasions residents may head over to the simulation center, where residents can practice code situations in a safe but realistic environment.

Following the workshop is a case conference or journal club.

  • Train at one of U.S. News & World Report's top 10 hospitals in Texas

    Scott & White Medical Center - Temple, part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is a 640-bed teaching and research hospital with a Level I trauma center and nationally ranked specialty services.

How to Apply

We use the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) to electronically accept residency applications, letters of recommendations, dean’s letters, transcripts and other credentials directly from your medical school. Our program number is 172520

Deadline for applications is November 15.

Visit ERAS to apply

Application Requirements

Eligible applicants should also provide:

  • Transcript from medical school
  • Dean's letter
  • Three letters of reference from faculty of medical school (or residency/fellowship experience, if applicable)
  • Personal statement
  • Curriculum vitae/resume (optional, but preferred)
  • Record of other graduate medical experience, if applicable
  • USMLE scores (applicants must have passed USMLE or COMLEX steps 1 & 2 with no more than on step-exam failure)
  • ECFMG certificate, if foreign medical graduate
  • Recent photograph (optional)

Learn more about Baylor Scott & White's housestaff appointment eligibility, including guidelines for international medical graduates.


Caroline "Angel" Moss
Phone: 254.771.8401
Fax: 254.771.8493

Family Medicine Residency
Baylor Scott & White Health
1402 W. Avenue H
Temple, TX 76504

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Compensation and Benefits

In addition to competitive stipends, we offer our residents a full menu of employee benefits. We help offset the cost of many of these benefits; others are options you can choose to pay for yourself.

Life in Temple

Temple uniquely offers a combination of access to big-city conveniences while maintaining a small-town atmosphere. Temple has also been ranked among the Top 20 Fastest Growing Cities in Texas and one of America's most affordable places of 2015.

Why Baylor Scott & White

As the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas and one of the largest in the United States, Baylor Scott & White Health includes 48 hospitals, more than 900 patient care sites, more than 6,000 active physicians and more than 40,000 employees.

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