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Family Medicine Residency Program Ranked Among Nation’s Best

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The University of Missouri School of Medicine has been named one of the nation’s best residency training programs for family physicians. Doximity, a California-based professional network for physicians, rated MU’s residency program No. 3 in the Midwest after a survey that included more than 50,000 peer nominations from board-certified U.S. physicians and evaluations of 3,691 residency training programs across 20 specialties. Doximity conducted the research for the new rankings in collaboration with U.S. News & World Report.

Since 1970, 415 physicians have graduated from the MU Department of Family and Community Medicine’s residency program. They provide medical care in 39 states across the country, as well as in Canada, England, Africa and the Philippines.

MU family medicine resident physicians receive training in University of Missouri Health Care settings including University Hospital, MU Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Callaway Community Hospital in Fulton and outpatient clinics in Columbia and surrounding communities.

“One of the most important duties we have as an academic medical center is to provide residency training for the next generation of physicians,” said Steve Zweig, MD, chair of the MU Department of Family and Community Medicine, Paul Revare Family Endowed Professor in Family Medicine and director of the MU Interdisciplinary Center on Aging. “Our mission is to train compassionate and capable family physicians who will provide patient-centered care for the citizens of Missouri and beyond. We’re committed to meeting our nation’s need for family physicians who can provide preventive and complex care at all stages of a patient’s life, and who can assure that the patient’s care is comprehensive and coordinated among all health providers. We’re proud Doximity has recognized MU’s residency program as among the top in the nation.”

In September, Doximity made data from a national evaluation of residency programs public for the first time in an effort to provide more transparency of the performance of the country’s residency programs.

The Department of Family and Community Medicine at MU consistently receives top marks for educating family physicians. In 2014, the department received a Top 10 Award by the American Academy of Family Physicians for the number of graduates who choose family medicine residency positions. In addition, the MU School of Medicine is ranked eighth in the nation for the specialty of family medicine by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate Schools. The department has been ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s top 10 for 21 consecutive years.

The University of Michigan was ranked No. 1 and the University of Wisconsin-Madison was No. 2 among family medicine residency programs in the Midwest in the same survey. To view a full list of the residency programs and the Doximity survey methodology, please visit http://www.doximity.com/residency_navigator/top/family-medicine/Midwest.