The Department of Family Medicine and Population Health at the VCU School of Medicine has a long history of excellence in medical student education. Throughout all of our interactions with medical students, our faculty and staff are committed to the following core values:
The department has demonstrated its commitment to medical education. Department leaders helped to found first- and second-year Foundations of Clinical Medicine course and we participated in the leadership of this course for more than a decade. We continue to coordinate a highly regarded month-long required clerkship in the third year. Family Medicine faculty also direct the International/Inner City/Rural Preceptorship program and a variety of electives for first-, second- and fourth-year medical students. Our latest innovation is the creation of the fmSTAT program - the Family Medicine Scholars Training and Admissions Track.
We have an excellent Student Family Medicine Association that has received three national awards for excellence from the American Academy of Family Physicians. Our global health program continues to grow and includes several trips throughout the year to Honduras and the Dominican Republic.
All of our activities are designed to provide the best possible training for all medical students regarding the nature and scope of family medicine. In addition, we strive to cultivate and nurture student interest in and commitment to family medicine as a rewarding and challenging career.
We pride ourselves on our innovative programs and positive energy! We encourage you to look through our Web site and contact our faculty and staff with any questions.
Steve Crossman, M.D.
Coordinator, medical student programs
Phone: (804) 828-9626