Family Medicine Medical Education

Training and Educating the Next Leaders in Family Medicine

Family Medicine Medical Education at University Hospitals, in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University, is committed to integrating patient care, teaching and research to prevent disease and promote the health of individuals, families and communities.

The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health offers many opportunities for resident learning through early clinical experiences with the Community Primary Care Preceptorship Program, third-year curriculum and other innovative electives.

The Department of Family Medicine is one of the nation's top-ranked departments of Family Medicine's Predoctoral Educational Division. We are passionate about promoting Family Medicine with community outreach programs, advanced curriculum in our Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Family Medicine and Preventive Medicine Residency Programs and faculty-resident interaction.

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Award-Winning Department

As a highly ranked department by U.S. News & World Report and by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), we take tremendous pride in educating a new generation of family physicians and providing stellar medical care to patients. Our research division explores emerging issues focused on improving care and clinician-patient communication.

Dedication and Innovation

Our dedicated work within the Cleveland community provides our students and residents with a unique perspective on urban health. We believe that everyone deserves an equal chance to live a healthy life. And it's at the intersection of public health and primary care where true transformation and healing will take place.

Training is Our Mission

We are also committed as a department to being an innovator in research, improving primary health care delivery, and preventive services. Our mission is to train family physicians with a passion for caring for patients where the need is greatest, through the following ways:

  • Advocacy
  • Excellence in clinical care
  • Understanding of population health

Health Services Research

The research focus of the department is on health services research broadly and in implementation science more specifically. Several department faculty members are leaders in research in cancer prevention and cardiovascular risk reduction. Our research focus is consistent with our broader department mission and is completely aligned with the challenges and opportunities family physicians face in the communities they serve.