The Center for Family and Community Medicine seeks to enhance the health of our community through education, service, research, and academic-community partnerships. 

Student taking blood pressure of patient in the Dominican Republic

Student taking blood pressure of patient in the Dominican Republic

In education - to train competent and compassionate physicians who promote health and relieve suffering in concert with patients, their families, and their communities; 

In service - to provide quality health care to patients in the context of their communities, particularly those in underserved urban settings; 

In research - to conduct applied research that enhances both our service and teaching programs, and addresses unmet health needs of the communities we serve; 

In partnerships - to collaborate to reduce disparities in health care access for Northern Manhattan residents through education and advocacy.