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. Since then, we have been leaders in transforming the specialty through education, research, and patient care.


Connect the University of Minnesota mission of discovery, learning, and public service with our communities through the teaching, research, and practice of family medicine and community health.


Harmonize practice, education, and research through emerging models of care to improve individual, family, and community health.

Education & Training

Our resident, medical student, fellow, and continuing education activities focus on innovative didactic and practice experiences.


We are consistently ranked among the top National Institutes of Health-funded family medicine departments.

Patient Care

We have embraced the health care home model of care and modified our practices to include a team-based approach, integrated mental health services, and patient complexity assessment.