University of Rochester and Highland Hospital Department of Family Medicine Celebrates 50 Years
Tuesday, October 09, 2018
The University of Rochester/Highland Hospital Department of Family Medicine is celebrating a 50-year anniversary this month. The Department is one of the oldest and most prestigious in the country, with a nationally recognized residency program that trains physicians in the medical, psychological, and social factors involved in caring for patients and families throughout their lifetimes.
“We are extremely proud of our residency program, which has prepared hundreds of doctors over the years to become practicing physicians in urban and rural settings across the nation,” said Thomas L. Campbell, M.D., who has served as department chair for the past 15 years. “Our program also includes tracks for global health and political advocacy and many of our physicians have spent time caring for the underserved in third world countries. Alumni of our program have also achieved top positions in high profile organizations like the Center for Disease Control and the Society for Teachers of Family Medicine and have become active in the quest for health care reform as well.”
The department includes Highland Family Medicine, a community health center in the South Wedge, a Level 3 certified Nation Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) patient-centered medical home, serving more than 23,000 patients annually.
More than 150 alumni are expected to attend a reunion celebration October 12-14 which will feature presentations by alumni and former and current faculty members on health care issues of today, as well as social events.