• Community Health

    Community Health

    Community health is woven into the fabric of the clinical, educational and research missions of the department. Through developing partnerships with community stakeholders, including community health centers and local health departments as well as the policy division of the medical school, the department identifies and addresses root causes of poor health, particularly for those most vulnerable.

  • Clinical Care

    Clinical Care

    Using transformative methods such as The Patient Centered Medical Home, integrated behavioral health and patient centered team based care, the over 150 clinician members of the department lead the way at the medical center in promoting the Quadruple Aim of better health and better health care, at lower cost for our patients, with improvement in the work life of our Family Medicine workforce.

  • Global Health

    Global Health

    The philosophy for the global health track is prioritizing sustainability and equitable partnerships with our colleagues in other countries. Family Medicine is uniquely positioned to address many of the key issues globally and chronic diseases will be the challenge of the century. Our future leaders will be prepared to tackle this challenge.

  • Integrated Behavioral health

    Integrated Behavioral Health

    All members of the primary care team are trained to address a patient’s mental health needs, specifically the role of behavior in the prevention and management of chronic disease. Our health centers include psychologists, licensed clinical social workers, consulting psychiatrists, and care managers.

  • Medical Education

    Medical Education

    Students learn the tenets of family medicine at sites ranging from community health centers and small community practices to clinics around the world. During years one and two, they learn the art of being a family doctor and an appreciation of community health issues. In years three and four, students care for patients and their families including the homeless and under-served.

  • Research


    From examining a range of relevant primary care issues, including innovative delivery approaches, integration of behavioral health services with primary care, cancer screening and prevention, and interventions for homeless families, Family Medicine & Community Health supports research endeavors that advocate for the health of individuals and communities.

  • Resident Education

    Resident Education

    Operating in interdisciplinary team-based learning environments, with strong institutional commitment to family medicine and primary care, the UMass Worcester and Fitchburg Family Medicine Residency Programs train physician leaders to provide clinically-competent, patient-centered and community-aware health services to diverse populations in varied settings.

  • Public Health

    Public Health

    The Department promotes development of the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to prevent disease and promote health, often through organized community effort. Settings where public health activity occur include job sites, communities, schools and public health departments. Eliminating health disparities for individuals and populations is key.

Healthy people, families, and communities - with equal access for all!

We pioneer novel programs devoted to clinical care, medical education, research and health policy in Family Medicine and in Community Health, with a special focus on the health of populations who are most at risk. We foster partnerships and collaboration, enhancing and spreading innovations that improve health.

Residency Training

  • Meet our Faculty

  • Meet our Faculty

Fellowship Opportunities

Medical students teaching lifesaving hands-only CPR in local community

Medical students teaching lifesaving hands-only CPR in local community

School of Medicine students are getting out into the community to teach laypeople how to perform lifesaving hands-only CPR. They will be at the Bravehearts’ opening game on Friday, June 3, and the Multicultural Women’s Health Summit on Saturday, June 18. 

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