Our Department

The Department of Family and Community Medicine prepares future generations of family physicians to be great physicians, communicators, advocates, and partners in health for the individuals, families and communities they serve. The family medicine specialty integrates biological, clinical and behavioral sciences.


 Deborah Smith Clements, MD

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Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Nancy and Warren Furey Professor of Community Medicine

We support Health Is Primary, the Association of Departments of Family Medicine’s national public education campaign on the benefits of family medicine and primary care.

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