For Patients:

Family Medicine

OUR MISSION: We are leaders in Family Medicine, who transform primary care and optimize health for communities and people at all stages of life. We accomplish this through compassionate relationship-based care, exemplary teaching, cutting-edge research, and promotion of health equity. 

The University of Michigan Medical School'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. Our 100 faculty run six thriving health centers; educate 33 residents, 12 fellows, and hundreds of medical students annually; and foster a top-rated, innovative research program. 

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 specialty 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 areas of preventive medicine, health informatics, global primary care, disability health, reproductive and women's health, integrative medicine, and mixed methodology.


Faculty Recruitment

The Department of Family Medicine is currently seeking faculty for the following positions:

Associate Chair for Research Programs


Celebrating 45 Years of Family Medicine at U-M


Suzanna Zick, ND, MPH
July 10, 2024

Integrative oncology: integrating hope

Suzanna M. Zick, co-director of Integrative Family Medicine at U-M, discusses the benefits of integrative oncology in cancer care for Rogel Cancer Center's Thrive magazine.