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The Department of Family & Community Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine is one of the oldest Family Medicine training programs in the country.

The training program was established in 1970 and has graduated over 300 new family physicians in the past 37 years. The Department is well-known nationally for its emphasis on the care of the urban population, the prevention and management of adolescent pregnancy and the training of new minority academic family physicians. As a model family practice unit, we provide care for urban Baltimore, and have done so for over 30 years. The patient population is diverse economically and ethnically, and provides a wealth of clinical material and learning opportunities for residents and medical students. The superb faculty is diverse in their areas of expertise and procedural skills, and in gender and ethnic background. The Department is extremely proud that it has assisted in training numerous new academic family physicians who have continued the tradition of providing excellent patient care, education, and research at this and other university training programs.

The Department is committed to remaining on the forefront of educational opportunities, patient care initiatives and assisting in the prevention of disease in out-patient populations. As a Department, we eagerly look forward to continued growth and innovations in the 21st Century.