Family Medicine


2018 US News and World Report rankings #4 family medicine #5 primary care #9 research
The Department of Family Medicine is the highest ranked specialization at the University of Michigan Medical School, ranking in the top ten family medicine programs for well over a decade.


The University of Michigan Health System's Department of Family Medicine is a nationally recognized leader in patient care, education, and research. Since the Department was founded in 1978, our presence has exemplified the principles of family medicine and promoted them throughout the Health System.

Our Residency Program Residents' outstanding performance on the recent In-Training Exam and the 100% pass rate for residency graduates on the ABFM Certification Exam demonstrates the quality of Family Medicine residents and of the teaching and training at U-M.

Clinical Services

The Department of Family Medicine provides a full-range of comprehensive, coordinated family-centered services guided by our core values: accessibility, accountability, and compassion. We maintain a strong commitment to community involvement, diversity, and the under-served.

Family is important to us. Our physicians will care for your whole family. This continuity of care means you will have a doctor who is familiar with your total health picture. Your family physician will know you and your family as people, not just as patients.

Our goal is to help prevent illness, maintain good health, and control disease. Family physicians provide prenatal care and delivery, well-baby, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and geriatric services, to allow your family to be seen by the same physician throughout your lifespan.



Education is of the highest priority in the Department of Family Medicine, from our predoctoral and residency programs, to faculty development and continuing medical education.   

Our residency program is among the top programs in the nation today.  

As the Department has grown the number of fellowships has increased to include Academic, Geriatrics, Integrative Medicine, MD-MPH, Sports Medicine, and Women's Health.  

Our predoctoral program provides academic and clinical experiences across the four years of medical school, mentoring, elective courses, clinical preceptorships, and involvement in research.  

Faculty development and continuing medical education, are supported and promoted for all faculty members. 



The Department continues to foster one of the most competitive and innovative research programs in the speciality of family medicine. Home to a diverse ecosystem of clinical researchers, methodologists, biostatisticians, and health economists, the Department of Family Medicine research group is a consistent leader in fields of:



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April 25, 2017

UROP 2017

 Two Undergraduate Students Research Advanced Directives Policies and Work to Improve Department Quality Measures

2017 March for Science sign that reads Never Stop Questioning
April 22, 2017

#ThankAScientist Saturday

Today, scientists, researchers, and supporters of science in over 500 cities will gather in March for Science rallies around the world. See some of our featured clinical researchers promoting evidence-based practice and innovative scientific methods in family medicine research.

image of award ribbon with text New Research Awards
April 17, 2017

Recent Grants Awarded in 2017

Recent funding awards will support family medicine faculty as they lead three exciting new ventures: Training 100 oncology professionals in integrative medicine and developing a web-based contraceptive decision aid for women with chronic conditions and their health care providers, and piloting a new study on how grieving mothers find support in online communities after perinatal loss