The University of Minnesota Department of Family Medicine and Community Health — created more than 50 years ago — is one of the original 16 departments of family medicine in the United States, and we continue to thrive.

We are dedicated to delivering superior education, research, and patient care. Key highlights include the following:

Department training allopathic family physicians since our inception
Family medicine department in NIH funding nationwide
Family physicians in Minnesota trained in our programs
Serving diverse populations (3 in Greater Minnesota and 5 in the Twin Cities)
Clinical Informatics, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Primary Care Behavioral Health, Sexual and Gender Health, and Sports Medicine

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.

FMIG students in an OMT course
Education and Training

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

Family medicine research team

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

Dr. Liu with a patient
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.