The University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health was created in 1970 in response to a legislative mandate to train primary care physicians.
Since then, we have worked to transform and renew family medicine through education, research, and patient care.
Read an overview of the department and its programs and activities.
Our resident, medical student, fellow, and continuing education activities focus on innovative didactic and practice experiences.
Check out all our educational offerings.
We are consistently ranked among the top National Institutes of Health-funded family medicine departments.
Research foci include:
- chronic diseases
- health disparities
- human sexuality
- medical education
- mental and behavioral health
- practice-based research
- sports medicine
- women's health
Learn more about our research program.
We have embraced the health care home model of care and modified our practices to include a team-based approach, integrated mental health services, and patient complexity assessment.
Get information on University of Minnesota Physicians family medicine and primary care clinics.