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Osteopathic medical students work together in the Department of Family Medicine

Department of Family Medicine

Family Medicine offers comprehensive health care for patients of all ages, taking a holistic approach that prioritizes individual needs. We champion patient-advocacy and collaborate with the entire health care team to promote the patient's well-being. Our emphasis lies in wellness, disease prevention, and empowering patients to actively participate in their own health journeys. Every patient is treated with respect, regardless of cultural or social background.

The Department of Family Medicine within the Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine is a leader in advancing health care delivery. The Family Medicine Department is committed to:

  • Educating exceptional osteopathic family physicians: We foster a dynamic learning environment that equips students and residents with the essential competencies and skills to deliver high-quality health care to all patients.
  • Cultivating a thriving faculty: We champion continuous learning and development for our faculty, refining their skills and knowledge to ensure they provide the best possible education and patient care.
  • Advancing the field of Family Medicine: We actively promote the specialty by teaching essential competencies and advocating for its role in providing comprehensive and preventive healthcare. 

Family Medicine Shapes Future Doctors

Our dedicated Family Medicine faculty fosters a supportive and enriching environment for all College of Osteopathic Medicine students. They go beyond the classroom by:

  • Mentoring and development: Providing personalized guidance and support to help students flourish.
  • Educational leadership: Sponsoring educational programs and medical outreach events that enhance student learning.
  • Philanthropic engagement: Encouraging participation in activities that give back to the community.
  • Student organization involvement: Actively supporting student groups and activities.

In addition to their dedication to students, our faculty remains at the forefront of the field:

  • Curriculum development: Shaping the curriculum to ensure students receive a well-rounded education.
  • Expert instruction: Providing preclinical and clinical training for medical students and family medicine residents at the college and its affiliated clinical sites.
  • Clinic participation: Actively practicing osteopathic medicine at university-owned clinics and affiliated hospitals to deliver high quality patient care and to support the clinical education of our students and residents.
  • Professional leadership: Participating in organizations that advance osteopathic medicine and advocate for the specialty and its patients.  

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