About the department
At VCU, we are passionate about family medicine.
Our residents receive superb training at diverse and dynamic programs throughout Virginia, where our faculty physicians emphasize teamwork as well as the development of the individual. The VCU Family Medicine Graduate Program is a system of five community-based residencies located in urban, suburban and rural settings, co-sponsored by some of the best health care systems in Virginia.
We are also proud to say that we have achieved a milestone reached by very few other departments — more than 1,000 family physicians have graduated from our residency programs. We encourage you to learn more about how our resident graduates are prepared for a fulfilling and successful professional career.
While we are proud of our residency programs, the Department of Family Medicine and Population Health has a lot more to offer. Explore our Web site to learn about our undergraduate programs, which include an innovative and highly successful International/Inner City/Rural Preceptorship, a nationally recognized Family Medicine Interest Group, an Clerkship that gets rave reviews from students and new opportunities for international service learning.
Our research team has grown rapidly and includes collaborators from many other departments and institutions. We now also house the Grant Generating Project that helps junior investigators in the field of family medicine achieve success in obtaining research funding. Our team of researchers includes a member of the Institute of Medicine and a contributing editor to JAMA. Please visit the research area of our Web site to learn more about past, present and future research initiatives in the department.
We look forward to helping you achieve your goals.
Anton J. Kuzel, M.D., M.H.P.E.
Chair, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health