Family medicine integrates a broad-spectrum approach to primary care with the consideration of health-impacting social determinants and community factors, while also serving as an advocate for the patient in an increasingly complex health care system. Unlike other narrowly focused specialties, family medicine includes the biological, clinical, and behavioral sciences, encompassing all ages, sexes, each organ system, and every disease entity.
The focus of a family physician is the whole person. They shepherd male and female patients of all ages through the complex health system, and coordinate the care of their health. By building relationships with their patients over time, family physicians are able to develop a comprehensive understanding of their patients health, and offer insightful, personal guidance and treatment.
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FMIG AAFP Program of Excellence Award 2019
Dr. Aniesa Slack Faculty advisor and Morgan Dresvyannikov, MSIV- President
The University of Missouri Kansas City School of Medicine Family Medicine Interest Group has earned a 2019 Program of Excellence Award! It is one of only 10 recipients of the overall award from FMIGs across the country.
Congratulations to the students, faculty, and staff who contributed to this achievement. We applaud your efforts to promote the values and philosophy of family medicine.
The UMKC FMIG received the recognition at the AAFP National Conference of FamilyMedicine Residents and Medical Students July 25-27 in Kansas City.
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