Mission and Vision

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 by:

  • Creating inspiring education for students, residents and fellows to enhance the local workforce of primary care providers and staff.
  • Providing compassionate, culturally sensitive care that is holistic and healing to our community.
  • Enhancing our community through our collaborative services, and working with others to alleviate needs and disparities.
  • Generating research and scholarship that maintains the voice of our community within pioneering health care primary care.

Vision Statement

The Department of Family Medicine remains a recognized leader in academic family medicine by providing innovative patient care, education and primary care research that improves the quality of life of our diverse community through advancements in health care, offers collaborative community service, and inspires others to join our journey in nurturing our local health care workforce.