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Family and Community Medicine

Family and Community Medicine

Celebrating Over 40 Years of Care

The foundation for individual, family and community health. 

The Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) at the Medical College of Wisconsin teaches a comprehensive, whole-person approach to care. In an age where specialists abound, DFCM incorporates the broader behavioral sciences into the practice of medicine and values a patient-physician relationship within the totality of family and community. With our progressive partnerships and strong, community-based residency programs, DFCM pioneers student learning opportunities that deepen the understanding of the social, economic and cultural aspects of patient care.
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Family and Community Medicine = Innovation

When the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) was established at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) in 1975, the very concept of Family Medicine as a specialty in medical education was innovative. The specialty combines medical knowledge and clinical skill with a unique process. At the heart of this process is the patient-physician relationship within the totality of family and community. It is what distinguishes Family Medicine from other specialties.

In an age of medical specialists, teaching a whole-person approach to health care demanded vision and commitment. During the past 39 years, our focus has been on advancing new ways to instill the values of Family and Community in MCW students, and teaching our residents to incorporate behavioral science into the daily practice of medicine. We continue to pioneer learning opportunities that deepen understanding of the social, economic and cultural aspects of patient care.

In our classrooms, our community-based residency programs and our progressive community partnerships, DFCM continues to build on its record of innovative education in preparing the next generation of physicians to care for the people of Wisconsin and the nation.

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Residency Programs

The Medical College of Wisconsin has a proud history of educating residents in a collaborative, hands-on environment.

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Forum for Behavioral Science in Family Medicine

The Forum for Behavioral Science promotes networking, provides professional development, and integrates behavioral science in family medicine training.

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Winter Refresher Course

The Winter Refresher Course is designed for family physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants who practice in a variety of settings.

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Contact Us

Family and Community Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-8664 
(414) 955-0064 (fax)
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