Family and Community Medicine

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Professional Development Division

The Professional Development Division (PDD) provides support and vision to achieve excellence in family and community medicine careers. Key components are:

  • Continuing Medical Education
  • Faculty Development Program

PDD Mission Statement

The Professional Development Division is nationally recognized for advancing the careers of family medicine teachers, researchers, clinicians and leaders through:

  • Integration
    Build integrative links that advance select programmatic areas and best practices
  • Collaboration
    Promote effective partnerships that maximize opportunities to create and disseminate scholarship locally and nationally
  • Enrichment
    Stimulate an enriched learning culture within the DFCM that both challenges and supports its members.

PDD Projects

Center for Ambulatory Teaching Excellence (CATE) disseminates scholarly projects and products that advance clinical teaching. Nationally disseminated publications include The Educator's Portfolio, The Mentor Handbook and Clinical Teaching Videos. Contact Tess Chandler at for more information.

Annual Winter Refresher Course CME Conference DFCM Faculty and other regional experts present clinical updates and recognize volunteer community preceptors. Contact Dr. Nancy Havas at, or Mary Ellen Radjenovich at, for more information.

DFCM Annual Research Forum (RF) is a peer reviewed forum with podium and poster presentations of clinical, education, research, and other scholarship. The late spring event includes departmental award presentations such as clinical teacher of the year and published paper of the year. Contact Karen Krause-Fromm at for more information.

Annual Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine CME Conference is a national conference which attracts behavioral scientists, family physicians, medical educators and other interested in behavioral science in primary care. Held annually in Chicago, Illinois in early fall. Contact Dr. Dennis J. Butler at or Mary Ellen Radjenovich at for more information.
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