Patient Care

As the #1 ranked Department of Family Medicine in the United States, you can be assured that your primary care provided by UW family medicine faculty providers is the best available.


The Department of Family Medicine trains a variety of learners in a number of healthcare specialties on the delivery of patient-focused primary care.

Research & Scholarship

An internationally-recognized research organization focused on increasing the quality, effectiveness, accessibility and sustainability of primary care.

Rural Roads spotlight: RTT Technical Assistance Program concludes

The Rural Training Track Technical Assistance (RTT TA) Demonstration Program has concluded after six successful years of supporting the development…Read More

Family Medicine developments at the Malawi College of Medicine

Family medicine training both at the medical school in Malawi, as well as at the postgraduate/residency program level is making…Read More

Dr. Eric Larson, Director of WWAMI RHRC, Awarded Mary Selecky Friends of Rural Health Award!

Lifelong dedication to improving the health of the rural population of our region was the common thread for the annual…Read More

Founding father of the PA profession & UW MEDEX NW program, Dr. Richard A. Smith passed away on March 10, 2017

Global health leader and widely recognized founder of the physician assistant (PA) profession, Richard A. Smith, M.D., M.P.H., died March…Read More

UW Medicine’s primary care, family and rural medicine programs lead nation again!

For the 23rd time in the past 24 years, the University of Washington ranked as the No. 1 primary care…Read More

Lynn Oliver elected AOA Honor Medical Society faculty

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, a professional medical organization, recognizes and advocates for excellence in scholarship and the highest…Read More