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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 develop an outstanding academic environment for education, research, and clinical practice 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 .


LCME Accreditation – Thank-you

A sincere thank you to the hundreds of UF College of Medicine faculty, students, and staff who participated in our medical school LCME accreditation site visit over the past four […]

2014-2015 Superior Accomplishment Awards

The University of Florida 2014-2015 Superior Accomplishment Awards program recognizes faculty and staff who have shown efficiency or economy in their work, have contributed outstanding and meritorious service, or who […]

Congratulations to Sally Hinman, MD, PhD

Dr. Sally Hinman, a second year Family Medicine Resident, has won the Best Resident/Fellow clinical case presentation at the Southeast Regional Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine last weekend […]

2015 Quality and Patient Safety Week – Poster Presentations

Dr. Chang, Sherri Swilley, and Paulette Blanc have been selected to present their “Real-Time Referrals for Family Medicine” poster on March 11th, 2015 from 11:00am – 3:00pm for the “Be a […]

Dr. Guy Nicolette selected as director of the UF Student Health Care Center

Along with Provost Glover and Vice President Kratzer, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Guy Nicolette, a UF College of Medicine faculty member since 1996, as the […]