Mission Statement

Department of Family and Community Medicine Mission Statement:

The Department of Family Medicine’s mission derives from disparities of health within our regional community that lacks access to health care, has limited acceptance of preventive care, suffers from inadequate numbers of primary care physicians, or research that lacks applicability to our population. To correct these inequities, we therefore seek to give back to our community who supports yet needs us by:

  1. Creating inspiring education to students, residents and fellows to enhance the local workforce of primary care providers and staff;
  2. Provide compassionate, culturally sensitive care that is holistic and healing to our community;
  3. Enhance our community through our collaborative services, working with others to alleviate needs and disparities;
  4. Generate research and scholarship that maintains the voice of our community within pioneering health care primary care.