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    What is Family Medicine? Care from your first breath to your last, and all the ones in between.

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    Our mission: Advancing the health of individuals and families from all backgrounds and cultures through innovation and leadership in education, research, community engagement and the delivery of exemplary primary care.

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    The UA Department of Family & Community Medicine offers two unique, separately-accredited Family Medicine Residency programs.

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The University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine is one of the top-ranking family medicine programs in the country, known for outstanding pre-doctoral and post-doctoral education, ground-breaking research, and innovative community outreach programs designed to improve the health of individuals, families and communities in our region and beyond.

Department News

UA Mobile Health Program Begins Providing Free Health Care Services at Amity Foundation’s Circle Tree Ranch and Dragonfly Village

August 6, 2018

A new collaboration with the Amity Foundation enables the UA Department of Family and Community Medicine’s Mobile Health Program to provide full-service primary care at no cost to students at Amity’s Circle Tree Ranch and Dragonfly Village.


FCM Faculty in the News (Dr. Cadey Harrel): 'Drug ads: Companies may be selling you on a product you don’t need'

July 21, 2018

You’ve no doubt seen the ads on TV, the internet, or in magazines: a drug that claims to be effective in controlling or curing a medical condition, with images of happy patients who have benefited from it. Those sunny claims are, due to regulatory requirements, always followed by a long list of side-effects that drug has caused in some users, up to, and including, death.


New Medical Spanish Program to Develop Certified Bilingual Physicians

May 2, 2018

A new medical Spanish program at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson will train residents and fellows to be culturally sensitive, linguistically appropriate physicians to enhance the physician-patient relationship.