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A Message from Stephen Permut, MD, JD
Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Professor, Family and Community Medicine

The Department of Family and Community Medicine serves a major educational role in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University with involvement in each of the four years of the curriculum. We also maintain a clinical practice on the Temple University Health Sciences Campus and participate in clinical and educational research. In addition, we are involved in a number of community outreach programs within the North Philadelphia area.

Our overall goal is to educate medical students, residents, and physicians to work in today's dynamic healthcare environment. This requires an understanding of how psychosocial issues influence health, a sensitivity to the needs of both patients and communities, and attention to the economics of health care delivery.

The Department of Family and Community Medicine's faculty all belong to the American Academy of Family Physicians.  

Sincerely,
Stephen Permut, MD, JD