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  Joint Psychiatry-Family

   Medicine Fellowship



The Center for Family and Community Medicine trains medical students and residents who are committed to excellence, anchored in the core values of the discipline, by adapting to diverse patient and community needs. Family Medicine Education at Columbia University includes training in the provision of comprehensive and continuous care that includes prevention, acute intervention, chronic disease management, maternity care, narrative medicine, community and population health, and culturally effective and equitable treatment throughout the health care delivery system.

In preparing future family medicine physicians to embrace new evidence-based technologies, practice-based research is integrated into the curriculum, while emphasizing the COPC (community-oriented primary care) model of health care. Family Medicine Education engages in highly collaborative research that produces new knowledge about the origins of disease, and uses this insight to pursue improved health care provision to treat whole patients, not just isolated illness.


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