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 four 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 more about our Mission, Vision and Values.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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.

To accomplish this vision, we reaffirm the core values of human dignity and of mutual, unconditional respect, and we acknowledge our responsibility to condemn racism and all forms of discrimination. Members of our leadership team and faculty serve on DEI committees.

Learn more about our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
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