The mission of the Department of Family Medicine is to lead the way in educating the next generation of physicians, by
- Modeling the patient-centered principles of Family Medicine,
- Serving our community's health needs, and
- Contributing to the scholarly advancement of medicine.
The department has undergone a great deal of expansion and growth and continues to refine its activities throughout the areas of education, scholarship, administration and service. Throughout its history the Department of Family Medicine has received three Gold Achievement Awards, four Silver Achievement Awards and five Bronze Achievement Awards from the American Academy of Family Practice. These prestigious awards recognize the high percentage of medical school graduates who enter family practice residencies.