Our department's mission is to educate students and residents in family
medicine with an emphasis on meeting the needs of the economically disadvantaged
and the medically underserved; to advance knowledge in family and community
medicine; and develop methods of primary care that are effective, efficient,
and accessible to all people.
California Faces Shortage of Primary Care Doctors Of the 165 UCSF students participating in the residency match this year, 24 matched in family medicine. This is twice as many graduating students entering family medicine compared with last year, and a number not achieved at UCSF since 1995!More
The 10 Building Blocks of High-Performing Primary Care: a synthesis of the innovative thinking that is transforming primary care. Read article >>
Rising to the challenge: Learning health systems should embrace a spirit of continuous learning in order to increase collaboration between clinical, research, and educational endeavors. Read article >>
Co-authored by Jessica Evert, Developing Global Health Programming: A Guidebook for Medical and Professional Schools, is an essential text for those interested in developing or expanding global health education and international programs. Includes need-to-know resources and networking opportunities. Available here >>
Edited by Drs. Lucia Sommers and John Launer, Clinical Uncertainty in Primary Care: The Challenge of Collaborative Engagement, explores how to address and engage clinical uncertainty through carefully managed communication with patients, and highlights the benefits of collegial collaboration and support.
Nwando Olayiwola has been selected as a Marshall Memorial fellow for 2014. Designed to cultivate American and European emerging leaders in transatlantic cooperation and policy, the program accepts 30 fellows a year from diverse sectors. Fellows are selected based on "proven leadership capacity, a commitment to diversity, and use of their fellowship experience to effect real and lasting change in their communities." Congratulations, Nwando!
Congratulations to Clarissa Kripke, recipient of the Chancellor's Diversity Award for Disability Service. More information available here.
Congratulations to Christine Dehlendorf, recipient of a Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) award for her study, “Patient-Centered Support for Contraceptive Decision Making”. Press release is available here.
As a result of her work forwarding the field of global health education and community-based engagement, FCM faculty member Dr. Jessica Evert has been appointed to the AAFP Center for International Health Initiatives (CITI) Advisory Board.
LA Times article highlights patient experiences at the SFGH Urgent Care Center. Patient Advisor David McClure and Todd May are featured in the article. Read more>>
Dr. Roger Pitzen awarded the Palm Drive Health Care Foundation's Hero in Health Care Award. Read more>>
LA Times article highlights patient experiences at the SFGH Urgent Care Center. Patient Advisor David McClure and Todd May are featured in the article. Read more >>