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Welcome to the Dept of Family & Community Medicine

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.

 

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California Faces Shortage of Primary Care Doctors
Kevin Grumbach 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.

For a free preview of the text click here.

     
Mar 2014  

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!

   
     
Mar 2014  

Read Dr. Laura Gottlieb's powerful piece on gun violence and the Surgeon General nomination.

   
     
Feb 2014  

Dr. J. Nwando Olayiwola featured in AAFP News Now article: PCMH Project Evaluations Report Positive Results for Metrics Related to 'Triple Aim'

   
Oct 2013   "What does making cars have to do with taking care of patients?" Improving the patient experience at San Francisco General Hospital.

   
     
Oct 2013   Congratulations to Clarissa Kripke, recipient of the Chancellor's Diversity Award for Disability Service. More information available here.

   
     
Sep 2013  

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.

   
     
Aug 2013   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.
   
     
Aug 2013   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>>
   
     
Aug 2013   Dr. Roger Pitzen awarded the Palm Drive Health Care Foundation's Hero in Health Care Award. Read more>>
   
     
Aug 2013   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 >>
   
     
May 2013   Congratulations to Tom Bodenheimer, recipient of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Lynn and Joan Carmichael Award.
   
     
May 2013   Congratulations to NCCC's Jonathan Van Nuys for being awarded the Nursing Student Award for Meritorious Service.
   
     
Apr 2013   UCSF and community partners collaborate at SF HIP convening for impactful discussions in health improvement. Read more >>
   
     
Apr 2013   Catherine Sonquist Forest - recipient of the 2013 California Academy of Family Physicians, Hero of Family Medicine Award. Read more >>
   
     
Mar 2013   Congratulations to Mike Potter on receiving the 2013 Laurel Award for Innovative Programs. Read more >>
   
     
Feb 2013   FCM faculty and graduate of the UCSF FCM Residency and Global Health Clinical Scholars Program, Jessica Evert, MD named Executive Director of Child Family Health International (CFHI). Read more >>
   

  

Updated: April 7, 2014
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