The Department of Family Medicine and Community Health is composed of five interdependent divisions — Community Health, Family Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Physician Assistant, and Student Health — with a shared mission to partner with communities to improve health outcomes.
Applying the core principles of health, place, equity, and resilience the Division of Community Health seeks to advance community and population health through community-based clinical, care management, education, and research initiatives. The division works with dozens of local and statewide partners to increase quality and access to health care and services for the most vulnerable members of Durham and the surrounding community.
The Division of Family Medicine is dedicated to improving the health of populations and communities in the greater Durham area. The division encompasses the Duke Family Medicine Center, the Duke Family Medicine Residency Program, family medicine student programs, and the Primary Care Sports Medicine fellowship.
Occupational and Environmental Medicine
For over 30 years, the Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine has provided leadership in developing programs to improve the health of working populations. The division has a diverse faculty and one of the most comprehensive programs in the country.
The Duke Physician Assistant Program’s mission is to educate caring and competent primary care physician assistants who practice evidence-based medicine, are leaders in the profession, dedicated to their communities, culturally sensitive, and devoted to positive transformation of the health care system. The program is continuously ranked #1 by U.S. News & World Report. In 2015, the program celebrated 50 years of PA education at Duke.
Duke Student Health provides evidence-based, patient-centered care to its campus community in a professional and compassionate manner that directly contributes to the students' well-being and overall success. Duke Family Medicine and Community Health is the academic home for Duke Student Health, working in partnership with Duke University Division of Student Affairs to provide clinical oversight.