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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: To advance 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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Welcome! The University of Arizona Department of Family and Community Medicine is one of the top-ranking family medicine programs in the country. We are known for outstanding clinical education to medical students, residents and fellows, ground-breaking research and innovative community engagement programs designed to improve the health of individuals, families and communities in our region and beyond.

Department News

Dr. Laura Micek-Galinat Joins UArizona Family and Community Medicine, Banner – University Medicine

January 23, 2020

Dr. Micek-Galinat will provide primary patient care at Banner – University Medicine Family Medicine Clinic at Alvernon. She has additional expertise in culinary medicine and integrative medicine.


Addressing Gaps in Care, UArizona Health Sciences Offers Dual Pharmacy-Nursing Degree with Family Nurse Practitioner Add-on

January 9, 2020

Academic partnership between Colleges of Pharmacy and Nursing provides innovative solution to alleviate the health-care provider shortage facing the nation


Freestanding Emergency Departments May Increase Out-of-Pocket Spending for Patients

January 9, 2020

Study analyzed freestanding emergency departments in four states, including Arizona.