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Welcome to the Department of Family Medicine at UC San Diego!

The Department of Family Medicine (DFM) at UCSD has two missions:
  • To educate and train tomorrows family doctors....Your Doctors!
  • To continually improve the practice of family medicine and primary care by building the 21st Century Patient Centered Medical Home

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About the Department

Dr. David Bazzo

The Department of Family Medicine (DFM) at UC San Diego is a robust group of 50 faculty and fellows, 60 residents and ~75 staff. As an academic administrative unit in the Medical School, we have four essential missions:

  1. we work to make the clinical practice of family medicine better
  2. we train tomorrow's physicians and, more specifically, tomorrow's family docs
  3. we serve our community by improving its health
  4. we conduct research to improve the cost-effectiveness, reach and impact of all our work


The website is up for the new Diversity & Anti-Racism Committee! The website will be continually updated, and will communicate our EDI & anti-racism efforts to each other and the outside world.  Please send updates & feedback!

Please check out our Family Medicine Physician, Staff and Administration Communication Portal on IdeaWave.

Family Medicine Residency For the fifth straight year, the number of medical students choosing Family Medicine was higher than the previous year (see this link for more information from the AAFP). The UC San Diego Family Medicine Residency had a record breaking number of applicants to the program this year and is extremely pleased with the excellent class of interns that will be joining the program.

Combined Residency The UC San Diego Combined Family Medicine & Psychiatry Residency program had an incredible number of very competitive applicants to the program this year. The Residency leadership is thrilled with the two new interns that will be joining the program in July.

Check out the concussion work done by Dave Bazzo, sports medicine faculty, highlighted in recent UCSD press release: Physician Scores New Program to Teach Young Athletes about Concussions

Dr. Kenneth Taylor and Dr. Suraj Achar are San Diego Sockers team physicians.

Listen to Dr. Sheldon Morris talk about STD rates in San Diego on PBS.

Key Contacts

David Bazzo, MD
Interim Department Chair
(619) 543-5490

Department Administration

Residency Program

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Hot Topic!

We have recently launched a national search for the Department of Family Medicine, Chair at UC San Diego. We invite you to submit a formal application for the position here: Department of Family Medicine, Chair. For more information, click here!