Message From the Department of Family Medicine Chairperson

On behalf of the faculty of the Department of Family Medicine, I would like to welcome you to our website. We look forward to showcasing the many ways that family medicine is improving the health of our communities while advancing the profession through an ongoing commitment to primary care education. The department takes pride in a faculty that blends teaching with clinical and community service, and we are fortunate to leverage the resources of a world-class medical center to offer trainees a multitude of collaborative opportunities.

Through our Family Medicine Leadership Program, select medical students gain invaluable longitudinal experiences in primary care beginning their first year of medical school and through all four years. Our residency program, hosted by Rush-Copley Medical Center in nearby Aurora, Illinois, offers a well-rounded training program by deeply committed faculty with a breadth of expertise.

We strive to achieve excellence in clinical service and are steeped in a culture of community outreach that represent the core values of Rush as an institution. Our faculty are engaged in patient safety and quality initiatives across the medical center, which create an inspired atmosphere in which to practice medicine. So please, take a look around, make yourself at home and let us know if you have any questions. We appreciate your visit and look forward to serving you.

William A. Schwer
Professor and Chairperson
Department of Family Medicine