Department of Family Medicine

About the Department

Welcome to the Department of Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine. As a specialty, family medicine provides continuous care across a patient’s entire lifespan, forming the foundation of all clinical care. The department prepares future generations of primary care leaders, while our faculty seek to discover new knowledge that will not only improve the health of individuals and communities, but also reduce disparities in health care access and services.

Advancing the quality of patient care remains at the heart of what we do. The exceptional team at the Department of Family Medicine combines high-tech, high-touch holistic primary care for patients of all ages — from newborns to seniors. We strive to shift the emphasis in clinical care from “illness” to “wellness.”

About the Department of Family Medicine

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“Our person-centered approach to care necessitates understanding not only the medical problems a person may have, but also their emotional and social circumstances so that we are able to share in a decision-making process.”
Laura Mosqueda, MD, Chair, Department of Family Medicine
Professor of Family Medicine and Geriatrics
Associate Dean of Primary CareChair’s Corner


Clinical Activities

The department’s inter-professional, patient-centered services include a commitment to the underserved of Los Angeles, ensuring all patients receive top-quality, compassionate medical care — whatever their needs or circumstances may be. Department Chair, Laura Mosqueda, MD, and other Family Medicine faculty are nationally recognized for their work with the elderly; the department houses the country’s only National Center on Elder Abuse.

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Department News

Maria Maldonado, instructor of clinical family medicine, holds the Excellence Through Diversity Award presented in November to the Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at Keck Medicine of USC.

National Physician Assistant group honors USC’s PA Program

The Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at Keck Medicine of USC has won a prestigious award from the national Physician Assistant Education Association. The Excellence Through Diversity Award was presented Nov. 13 during the organization’s Education Forum held in Washington, DC. In addition to the USC winners, the organization recognized nine individuals who were chosen
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Department Events

A Family’s Experience with Elder Abuse: A Poetry Reading

A Family’s Experience with Elder Abuse: A Poetry Reading

25/02/2016
Hastings Auditorium, Room 100, Hoffman Medical Research Building, USC Health Sciences Campus
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Keck School Events

Robotic and Laparoscopic Urology: A new program from USC Urology Apprentice

Robotic and Laparoscopic Urology: A new program from USC Urology Apprentice

08/02/2016 - 12/02/2016
USC Health Sciences Campus, Los Angeles, CA
All Day

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