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The department was created more than 50 years ago with a mission to train excellent primary care physicians.
We have eight family medicine residency programs—five in the Twin Cities and three in Greater Minnesota.
We train family physicians to provide comprehensive, personalized care for the whole family in any setting: urban, rural, global. Each program has its own curricular strengths, unique feel, and sense of community.
*Our CentraCare Willmar Rural Family Medicine Residency Program is pending approval by ACGME.
Department Head, James Pacala, MD, MS
The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is part of the University of Minnesota Medical School. The department was created more than 50 years ago in response to a legislative mandate to train primary care physicians.
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Minnesota Northstar Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program
Led by PI Jim Pacala, MD, MS, the Minnesota Northstar Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (MN GWEP) has a mission to improve the healthcare and health of older adults across the state of Minnesota.