Community Outreach and Activities
Faculty, residents and students working within the department of Family Medicine are encouraged to be active in serving the Rochester community. Our activities interface with programs for students within the medical school.
- UR Well: Many of our faculty are regular preceptors for the numerous opportunities our medical students have created to help serve the underserved. Faculty precept at the original medical student-run free health center site, located at St Joseph’s Neighborhood Center within the South Wedge neighborhood. Faculty also precept at the Asbury First United Methodist Church acute care clinic and the recently-opened St. Luke's Tabernacle Church clinic site. Lastly, our faculty assit with the newly-created Street Outreach program to help provide healthcare for homeless people who cannot be served through the other clinic sites. More information about all of these sites/programs is available at URwell.org
- Research: Inquiries are welcome from students interested in research projects with our faculty. Special areas of expertise include refugee health, deaf health and patient-doctor communication.
- Student outreach is strongly supported by the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and Family Medicine faculty are available to provide mentorship for student projects in community and global health.