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. As part of this mission, the department is devoted to providing and caring for older adults. 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

From left, Jennifer Ramos, Jie Zhuang, Matthew Tan, Sarah Nargiso, Nicole Galle, Andrew Luna, Dane Arispe and Christopher P. Forest pose with the California Academy of Physician Assistant Challenge Bowl trophy.

PA students take trophy at Challenge Bowl

A team of students from the Primary Care Physician Assistant Program at the Keck School of Medicine of USC made a major comeback to defeat four other California physician assistant student teams at the annual California Academy of Physician Assistant (CAPA) Challenge Bowl. Physician assistant (PA) program students Andrew Luna, ’18, Nicole Galle, ’18, and
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