Educational Opportunities

Part of CommUnityCare’s vision is to be a teaching center of excellence, helping to train the healthcare workforce of the future for Central Texas.

The center is home to nine medical residency programs affiliated with the University of Texas Dell School of Medicine, including pediatrics, family medicine and internal medicine. A number of CommUnityCare providers have joint appointments at the medical school.

We also partner with a variety of other higher education institutions and school districts, including Austin Community College and the Austin Independent School District, helping to train frontline healthcare workers. 

For more information about educational opportunities and partnerships, email

Residents are doctors in training. They have graduated from medical school, been awarded an M.D. or D.O. degree, and are now conducting additional training in a specific specialty. All residents are supervised by teaching physicians.

A teaching physician is referred to as a preceptor or attending. The teaching physician supervises and educates resident doctors in delivering high-quality, safe, and efficient patient care, identifying the best care plans and treatment for each patient. The teaching physician is ultimately responsible for every patient.

A resident doctor learns in both outpatient clinics and hospitals. Resident clinics serve to educate future doctors while caring for current patients. Residents are scheduled in clinic regularly and far in advance to maintain stable teams and provide patient continuity. Patients can see their primary resident doctor as much as they need. However, if the patient has an acute or urgent need, there are other resident doctors available to address their health concerns in a timely manner.

CommUnityCare delivers care by way of a team-based approach. Evidence demonstrates that when health care experts work in a collaborative fashion with the patient, his/her family and the community, outcomes are better. Members of our health care team include:

  • Medical Assistants
  • Physicians/Advanced Practice Providers
  • Nurses
  • Clinical Pharmacists
  • Clinical Dietitians
  • Behavioral Health Counselors
  • Community Health Workers
  • Health Care Professional Students