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Welcome to Family and Preventive Medicine!

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The Department of Family and Preventive Medicine (DFPM) supports superb educational and research divisions.

Residency Program — The Little Rock Family Medicine Residency Program teaches the Family Medicine physicians of tomorrow.  We offer excellent training in a premier academic medical center in the state’s capital city, along with outstanding rotations at Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the John McClellan Veterans Administration Hospital.  Our residents enjoy superior procedural training that includes screening colonoscopies, dermatological procedures, and musculoskeletal procedures.  Another focus is psychosocial development.

Research and Evaluation Division (RED) – RED focuses on family and environmental factors linked with poor health, growth, and psychosocial development of children.  We conduct research to test theoretical models, collaborate with community partners to implement and evaluate programs, train on research-based models, and translate those models into community settings.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) – CME provides family physicians, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals with the highest caliber of continuing education, specific to Family Medicine.  Annual offerings include the Intensive Review Course and the Family Medicine Update, in addition to frequent workshops and teleconferences.

Medical Student Education Division – The mission of the Medical Student Education division is to provide high quality Family Medicine educational opportunities, including clerkships for undergraduate students.