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UW Department of Family Medicine

The UW Department of Family Medicine (UW-DFM) comprises campuses, programs, faculty, and staff across the state of Wisconsin. For 40 years, we have provided Wisconsin with quality clinical care, top-notch medical student and resident education, and cutting-edge research.

We are one of the oldest family medicine departments in the nation, with origins dating back to 1970, when family medicine was first designated as a medical specialty. And with approximately 200 faculty and over 1000 employees, plus an annual budget of approximately $90 million, we are one of the largest, as well.

We are consistently one of the top-ranked family medicine departments in the country: in 2011, U.S. News and World Report ranked us fifth nationwide.

We are deeply committed to improving the health of the people of Wisconsin and the nation, a goal fundamentally linked to the mission of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. By working in partnership with physicians, teachers, communities, and hospitals, we provide Wisconsin families with local, accessible health care-every day.