Family Medicine


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  • Core Principles and Mission

    The mission of the Department of Family Medicine is to provide exemplary patient-centered care, training and research with competence, compassion and integrity. Our primary value is to respect the dignity of our patients.

    The Department of Family Medicine has four core principles, including:

    • Education

      Train physicians who practice family medicine with competence, compassion and superior knowledge; communicate effectively; and coordinate system resources to provide optimal care.

    • Patient care

      Provide exemplary patient care that is delivered impartially, practiced with compassion and guided by best practices.

    • Leadership

      Provide visionary leadership in family medicine throughout the state, the nation and the world.

    • Research

      Expand the body of basic and applied knowledge with compassion and integrity through family medicine research in clinical and community settings.