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Department of Family & Community Medicine

The University of New Mexico Department of Family and Community Medicine is a dynamic organization. Faculty, staff and students engage in academic scholarship and provide excellent health care for rural and urban New Mexico. Our programs are groundbreaking, practical and relevant to our diverse community’s changing needs.


We are leaders in partnering with communities to enhance the health and well-being of the people of New Mexico through innovative education, research and service.


The well-being and health care of individuals, families and communities in New Mexico will be enhanced through our integration of, and advocacy for, the principles of public health and family and community medicine.


Our goals are to:

  • Stretch the boundaries of educational innovation
  • Provide exceptional patient care
  • Increase relevant contributions to academic scholarship, leadership and the development of faculty, staff, students and patients 

We earn international recognition for innovation in education and responsiveness to individual and community need through service-learning models.

Supporting Diversity

Trust us to honor New Mexico residents’ diversity in:

  • Age
  • Culture
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
  • Physical abilities
  • Race
  • Sexual orientation
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Spiritual/religious beliefs

Expect us to support diversity in a unified, safe, supportive and engaging environment. For more information, email Melvina McCabe, MD, vice chair for diversity, or call her at 505-272-2165.

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