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George Harrell, M.D., Medical Education Building

UF’s future home for medical and physician assistant students is slated to open in Fall 2015.

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Our Mission

The primary mission of the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine in the University of Florida College of Medicine is to serve our patients and community, positively shaping the future of healthcare through outstanding teaching, discovery, and innovation in Family Medicine.

Essential components of this mission are to:

  • educate medical students in family medicine
  • train family medicine residents
  • foster research and discovery in primary care
  • deliver quality clinical services to all segments of the community, and
  • provide continuing education to practicing family medicine physicians

The Department integrates teaching in humanistic medicine, medical ethics, behavioral medicine, and rural and community health into both undergraduate and graduate curricula. The Department has model practice sites in several communities, providing training in urban and rural medicine and health care for underserved areas in the State. These teaching and clinical activities are augmented by a variety of research projects that explore and contribute to the scientific knowledge base in family and community medicine, rural health, primary care, behavioral medicine, and the medical humanities.

We would also like to extend an invitation to visit with our chairman, Peter J. Carek, M.D., M.S .

News

Geriatric Boot Camp – May 8, 2015, 7:30 am-12:30 pm, C1-7

Department of Community Health and Family Medicine faculty member Lauren Solberg, JD, MTS will be participating in the Geriatric Boot Camp to be held on May 8, 2015. Open to […]

Forbes ranks UF Health & UF among America’s Best Employers

Dear Colleagues: I’m honored to share fantastic news that reflects the positive culture of engagement and collaboration among faculty and staff across our organization. The April 13 edition of Forbes […]

April 7: Updates & Opportunities from UFIT (Online Teaching Resources Page, OneDrive Svc Update, Spring P2P is This Week, UF IT Awards Pgm)

Spring Peer-2-Peer is This Week!   Thursday, April 9   (Videoconference Recording Options, Email Systems at UF, TERMINALFOUR, and more) The Spring 2015 P2P will be held  Thursday morning, April 9 at […]

The University of Florida/U.A.A. and Dr. Clugston – Concussion Studies

The NCAA and U.S. Department of Defense teamed up for an initiative titled “NCAA/DOD Grand Alliance” – this is a remarkable concussion study to help gain more knowledge and promote […]

March 25: Updates & Opportunities from UFIT (OneDrive @ UF and PHI Data, Spring P2P Schedule)

Access to OneDrive @ UF for Faculty, Staff, and Students who come into contact with PHI Recent updates now allow students, faculty, and staff who come in contact with Personal […]