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.

The Supporting Life study has wrapped up data collection!

The Supporting Life study of mobile phone support for community health care workers in Malawi funded by the EU wrapped…Read More

ITHS Community Engagement staff team nominated for a UW Distinguished staff award

The Distinguished Staff Award highlights University of Washington staff members who display a commitment to the UW and a passion…Read More

UW MEDEX Founder Dr. Richard A. Smith Honored by President Obama

On January 1st, 2017, President Barack Obama honored Richard A. Smith, MD, a founding father of the Physician Assistant profession,…Read More

UW joins elite effort for better cancer tests in primary care

Family Medicine will partner in creating, testing diagnostics; global group’s goal is to recognize cancers faster and more accurately. “CanTest,”…Read More

Winter 2016 DFM & WWAMI Network Newsletters are now available!

Our Winter 2016 Department of Family Medicine Newsletter and WWAMI Network Newsletter are now available to view online.

The Farber Endowed Professorship has reached full funding!

As of January 2017, the Stuart J. Farber, M.D., and Annalu Farber Endowed Professorship in Palliative Care Education has reached…Read More