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Program Director's Welcome

Chair & Program Director

Vikas Gupta, MD, MPH

Dr. Gupta graduated from Government Medical College, Bhavnagar in India. He completed his residency training at Montgomery Family Medicine Residency Program and served as Chief Resident during his third year of residency. He completed a Master of Public Health (MPH – Epidemiology) from the University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB). He joined MFMRP as faculty in January 2012. Dr. Gupta serves as Clerkship Director for Family Medicine at UAB Heersink School of Medicine (Montgomery Campus). Dr. Gupta completed NIPDD (National Institute for Program Director Development) in 2014 and participated in the UAB Health Care Leadership Academy in 2014. In addition, he has also served as President of the Alabama Academy of Family Physicians.

His special interests in Family Medicine are ambulatory medicine and hospital medicine. His teaching philosophy is “to prepare competent and compassionate Family Physicians for the community”. Outside of medicine, Dr. Gupta enjoys playing cricket, table tennis and traveling. He and his wife are blessed with a son and a daughter.

Program Director's Welcome

Welcome to Montgomery Family Medicine Residency Program (MFMRP) and even further, to our home on the web. Everything you need is just a click away within this digital space, but we enjoy connecting with you beyond it. Feel free to reach out with questions at mfmrp@baptistfirst.org or (334) 747-7835.


Our medium-sized program allows for direct connections with our faculty and an environment highly conducive to personal growth. You will be part of a team that takes ownership of their program, allowing us to achieve our core values of:

  • Excellence in Patient Care
  • Excellence in Education
  • Leadership in Our Community and Beyond

Location, Location, Location

We are an 8-8-8 program located in the capital city of Montgomery, AL and that strategic location will influence your residency experience dynamically. Located in Central Alabama, the Montgomery Family Medicine Residency Program is close to outlying areas. This ensures that our residents have consistent exposure to both suburban and rural medicine, providing a full spectrum family medicine education model.

What Should I Expect?

Excellence in training and the achievement of resident competency in every practice setting are the gold standards of our program. Our program graduates exemplify this through post-graduate career service ranging from traditional practice to emergency room medicine, geriatrics, family medicine with obstetrics, urgent care, hospitalist roles and more.

Expansive Education Model

Montgomery Family Medicine Residency Program serves as a clinical site for pharmacology students with a Pharm.D. Faculty members. Working with our clinical pharmacists and pharmacy students will enhance your learning. Our residency program serves as the Clerkship site in Family Medicine for third-year UAB medical students assigned to UAB Heersink School of Medicine – Montgomery Regional Campus. We also offer elective rotations to 4th-year medical students, fourth-year elective rotations and observerships to International Medical Graduates (IMGs) on a case-to-case basis. 

Our Impact

Montgomery Family Medicine Residency Program provides the largest amount of primary care in our system with over 31,000 patient visits annually through office and hospital services. With patients ranging from birth to over 100 years old, we provide comprehensive care to Adults, Pediatrics and Obstetrics populations in hospital and outpatient settings. We also provide sports medicine services to local universities and high schools, allowing you to be directly involved as a collegiate sports physician if you so desire


We accept applications only through ERAS, and we are here to answer any questions you might have. We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and we look forward to connecting with you soon.