Summer Prefectorship
Summer Preceptorship 

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 a highly regarded program.  

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. 



January 19, 2018:  Medical Students Honor Dr. Alisa Young
A medical student group formally recognized Dr. Young for providing excellent education during patient encounters. 

March 20, 2017: Welcome Family Medicine Class of 2020
Celebrating Another Successful Match Day. 

March 14, 2017: Family Medicine Jumps Up in Rankings
The U.S. News and World Report released their 2018 rankings today. 

January 26, 2017: Residency Program Selected for “Clinic First” Honor
A site visit from the nation's leaders in the "clinic first" education initiative will help the residency program accomplish this transition. 

June 20, 2016: Congratulations to the Class of 2016!

June 1, 2016: New Textbooks from Dr. Heidelbaugh
Joel J. Heidelbaugh, M.D., professor and family medicine clerkship director, is becoming a sought after editor of textbooks. In 2016, he has edited three outstanding books in men’s health, medical education and gastrointestinal disorders.

May 16, 2016: Julie A. Blaszczak Wins Top Department Award
The Department is pleased to announce that Julie A. Blaszczak is the 28th annual Terence C. Davies, M.D. Award Winner.

May 16, 2016: Award Honors Future Researchers
The 11th annual William Clippert Gorenflo Research award was presented to Nicolas Johnson, first-year U-M family medicine resident, and Kathryn Brown, a first year U-M medical student, on May 11th.

May 16, 2016: The Future of Family Medicine: Student Scholarships & Awards Presented
The University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine held its 13th annual Scholarships and Awards Ceremony on May 11th. The scholarships and awards, which totaled more than $80,000, were presented to the recipients by Philip Zazove, M.D., the George A. Dean, M.D. Chair of Family Medicine.

May 2, 2016: Dr. Gazella Establishes New Scholarship
The new scholarship brings the Department's number of annual medical student scholarships to twelve.

March 21, 2016: Welcome Class of 2019!
elebrating another successful Match Day. 

March 17, 2016: Top Family Medicine Programs Latest U.S. News & World Report rankings released. 

February 26, 2016: Advocating for Family Medicine Physicians, residents and medical students gathered in Lansing to speak with Michigan's senators and representatives on behalf of family physicians and they patients they serve. 

February 15, 2016: Learning to Lead: Co-Chief Resident Blogs at NEJM
Another post on Dr. Shumer's popular blog.

January 29, 2016: League of Educational Excellence
Celebrating more family physicians being inducted into this prestigious league.

October 1, 2015: Student Wins STFM Scholarship

September 25, 2015:  Student-Led “Vaccine Blitz” Increases Vaccination Rates and Students’ Interest in Family Medicine
Four M-4 students joined Margaret A. Riley, M.D., assistant professor, and Barbara D. Reed, M.D., M.S.P.H., in the development, design, implementation and evaluation of vaccine-blitz at a local school-based health center.

August 25, 2015: Learning to Lead: Co-Chief Resident Blogs at NEJM
In a blog entitled “Insights on Residency Training,” Gregory D. Shumer, M.D., co-chief resident, shares his thoughts on becoming a leader. 

August 6, 2015: Sports Medicine Fellow Wins Top Research Award