VCU Department of Family Medicine and Population Health

VCU Department of Family Medicine and Population Health

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Welcome

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Welcome

At VCU, we are passionate about family medicine. Our residents receive superb training at diverse and dynamic programs throughout Virginia, where our faculty physicians emphasize teamwork as well as the development of the individual. The VCU Family Medicine Graduate Program is a system of five community-based residencies located in urban, suburban and rural settings, co-sponsored by some of the best health care systems in Virginia.

Family Medicine Education Programs

Mission

The Department of Family Medicine was established in 1970 by the governor and General Assembly of the commonwealth and charged with the mission of preparing competent family physicians for the people of Virginia, while contributing to the knowledge that improves the quality of care they receive. We have had tremendous success: We have helped train thousands of medical students and approximately 1,400 family medicine residents. Today, almost 1,300 of these individuals are practicing in rural, suburban, and urban Virginia communities and provide care for an estimated 2 million Virginians. Read our Mission.

Our Vision & Values

The VCU Department of Family Medicine and Population Health seeks to be a leader in helping the people of Virginia and beyond achieve improved access to health care, improved health equity, and improved health outcomes. Our vision is a world where all people are able to live healthier and happier lives through access to the best, most appropriate primary care and public health services that are grounded in the science of both family medicine and epidemiology.

The VCU Department of Family Medicine and Population Health is a mission-driven department comprised of passionate people. Collectively we value the opinion and voice of everyone in our Department, the diversity of our department members, our learners, and our patients, the benefit of effective cooperation and collaboration across multiple disciplines and professions, service to our learner, patients, peers, and the people of Virginia, and continuous professional growth and development.

Research

Our research teams represent multi-disciplinary approaches to research. Family Medicine focuses on improving quality in primary care settings, and Epidemiology faculty conduct research in aging, cancer prevention and control, mental health, and maternal and child health. 

Discover our research
MPH Alumna Celebrates the Connection between Art and History in Jackson Ward
MPH Alumna Starts Her Own Business

MPH Alumna Celebrates the Connection between Art and History in Jackson Ward

November 30, 2018 Read more
VCU Represented on Virginia Academy of Family Physicians Board
M3 Hannah Rak and M'17 Jackie Britz elected as student representatives

VCU Represented on Virginia Academy of Family Physicians Board

November 30, 2018 Read more
Lessons learned from Dr. Oz internship
M4 Michelle Baer aims to use communication to help patients lead healthier lives

Lessons learned from Dr. Oz internship

November 28, 2018 Read more
A Trio of MCV trained doctors were honored for their dedication to the underserved
Randy Merrick, M’85, Mitchell B. Miller, M.D., H’82, & Rebecca O. Sinclair, M’98 are honored for their service to Virginians

A Trio of MCV trained doctors were honored for their dedication to the underserved

November 28, 2018 Read more
Dr. Krist Elected to the National Academy of Medicine
“I have long looked to the National Academy of Medicine for guidance on helping my patients improve their health and well-being,” Krist said.

Dr. Krist Elected to the National Academy of Medicine

October 19, 2018 Read more
I2CRP Student Austin Oberlin Wins Young Investigator Award
After presenting his research to the Infectious Disease Society for Obstetrics and Gynecology

I2CRP Student Austin Oberlin Wins Young Investigator Award

October 19, 2018 Read more
I2CRP Student Jessica Li Named 2019 STFM Student Scholar
“Motivators, barriers, and ways to improve engagement in Alcoholics Anonymous among the Hispanic/Latino Richmond community: a qualitative study.”

I2CRP Student Jessica Li Named 2019 STFM Student Scholar

October 5, 2018 Read more
Remembering Dr. Paul Munson
contributions may be made to the Munson Faculty Development Endowment Fund/Paul J by visiting www.support.vcu.edu/give/familymedicine or (804) 828-480

Remembering Dr. Paul Munson

October 1, 2018 Read more

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