Regional Chairman's Welcome
Peter Valenzuela, M.D., M.B.A
As a West-Texas native, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Department of Family
and Community Medicine at the Permian Basin. Our fully accredited, community-based
residency program has been in operation since 1984. We offer six positions annually
with a goal of providing a vigorous training curriculum that will enable our graduates
to practice in any geographical area with a special emphasis on under served locations.
During the past several years, we have redesigned our program to incorporate the New
Model of practice from the Future of Family Medicine. In doing so, we recruited diverse
faculty with strong backgrounds in education, performance improvement, practice management,
procedures, research and rural medicine. In addition, 2007 marked the inauguration
of our Geriatric Fellowship, offering one spot annually and 2009 will mark the arrival
of 3rd and 4th year medical students to our campus. We are truly excited with the
innovative direction of our department and we hope that you will take time to look
at us in more detail.