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Family Medicine and Community Health


Our department is a dynamic and
service-oriented community.  We are
committed to training practitioners
and researchers dedicated to caring for
the underserved.

This is a terrific place to be!

Daniel Lasser, MD, MPH


The UMass Chan Medical School was established in 1962 
and dedicated to the training of primary care physicians.  It is home to the
state's first family medicine department and residency program.  Over
500 graduates continue to practice family medicine in Massachusetts and
in the greater Worcester community.

The expansion and diversity of the department is ongoing with academic
programs in family medicine, sports medicine, preventive medicine,
hospital medicine, public health, general dentistry, integrated primary care,
and correctional health.  Mindful of our mission to provide leadership in
academic family medicine, we emphasize the relationship between clinical
practice and community health with a particular focus on serving vulnerable

Our medical school is consistently ranked in the top tier of America's
foremost medical schools for primary care physician education.  We seek
the best and the brightest to join our academic and clinical teams as we
move forward to confront the healthcare challenges of today and tomorrow.