The Duke Division of Family Medicine is dedicated to improving the health of populations and communities in the greater Durham area.
The division encompasses the Duke Family Medicine Center, the family medicine residency program, the family medicine student programs, faculty development programs, and the Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship.
Our division’s programs are integrated with the other Community & Family Medicine divisions such as Community Health, Clinical Informatics, and Outcomes Research. We work closely with the Physician Assistant’s Program and Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and our faculty are involved in research with these divisions as well as those of Cancer Prevention.
The division’s educational programs are designed to teach family medicine residents, as well as medical, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, and pharmacy students. Other educational programs include the Faculty Development Fellowship, which has trained many of the Family Medicine department chairs and Residency Program Directors. We have a premier Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship which works closely with the Duke Orthopedic Sports Medicine Program.
Our clinic is a practice that teaches -- our residents are integrated into a practice in which they work closely with the faculty. Our goal is to have our learners understand the need to care for patients within the context of their communities. By working in a team model, our practice can better serve our patients’ needs and improve the health of our communities.