The Department of Family and Community Medicine is dedicated to education in the health professions, primary care service to the people of the greater Chicago area, and health related research. More specifically, we are dedicated to:
- The education of health professions students and resident physicians so they can work together in multidisciplinary teams to provide competent, continuous, comprehensive, cost effective, ethical, family oriented care within a rapidly changing health system to people living in a variety of settings, especially urban underserved people, and within the context of their communities. This care would require skill in the use of sophisticated information systems and knowledge of managed care principles.
- The provision of quality primary health care to our patients which is competent, continuous, comprehensive, cost effective, ethical and family oriented.
- The promotion of scholarship and the conduct of research aimed at understanding and improving the basic health of our entire population. This would include studies of health promotion, disease prevention, disease treatment, as well as the process of health professions education and the organization and delivery of health care.