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About the Department


Family Health at the Forefront

Excellent Patient Care

Innovative Medical Education

Leadership in Research

These words describe the dynamic environment that is the Department of Family Medicine at the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University. The Department continues to gain increasing recognition for its outstanding clinical, educational, and research initiatives.

Faculty, fellows, residents, and staff are constantly forging new directions in medicine, making the Ohio State University Department of Family Medicine an exciting place to practice, teach, and conduct research. Consider that:

  • Our extensive family medicine care facilities, from our locations on the medical campus, to our in urban sites and rural communities, offer a comprehensive and convenient system of care for patients from throughout the central Ohio region. Department clinicians are recognized for practicing in a health system that U.S. News & World Report  ranks as "among America’s Best" for its clinical care and cutting-edge technology. Learn more about patient services.
  • Our medical education continues to advance clinical knowledge and professional development. Residents in our Family Medicine Residency are exposed to cutting edge techniques on specialty rotations while enjoying the dedicated teaching of Family Medicine physicians on an "unopposed" inpatient service at a community hospital.

  • Lead. Serve. Inspire. The new medical school curriculum, has now been in place since 2012-2013 year and has proven to be successful in training highly competent physicians with robust clinical experiences from October of their first year. The Interactive Guide to Physical Examination, a digitally-advanced "hands-on" tool in helping to develop students’ patient care skills was developed by the Department of Family Medicine as a resource for physical exam training. Learn more about education and training.
  • Our department faculty members continue to advance our knowledge of best practices in primary care through local and regional collaborative efforts, such as the Central Ohio Practice Based Research Network, which consists of 21 primary care sites – 8 family medicine sites of the Ohio State University Primary Care Network, including one shared site with general internal medicine; 5 Ohio State University Division of General Internal Medicine sites; and 8 PrimaryOne Health, Inc. sites.Together, our successful efforts have resulted in major increases in published research and significant gains in grant support for primary care research. Explore our research initiatives in more detail.