A Welcome from the Department Chair
On behalf of my colleagues, welcome to UC Davis Family and Community Medicine!
We are a vibrant, collaborative, diverse, inclusive, continuously improving, and innovative Department.
- Our vision is broad and aspirational: a healthier and more equitable world.
- Our mission is to enhance the health of the population and mitigate health disparities through person- and family-centered care, education, and discovery.
Working together, we undertake myriad exciting and important activities, consistent with the breadth of family medicine, in pursuing the vision and mission.
We strive for excellence in everything we do and, by cultivating a growth mindset and emphasizing life-long learning we acknowledge excellence not solely in outcomes but also as a process: a way of being. Among other benefits, embracing excellence as a way of being underscores the importance of wellness among team members, which we proactively measure routinely and make improvements to promote:
In each of our main programmatic areas, there are many hallmarks that distinguish us, which you can learn about at the following links:
I encourage you to explore each link, as well as the other information about our Department at the links below my signature block. As you do, I think you will recognize that the most defining feature and greatest asset of our Department is truly remarkable people - faculty, residents, and staff. I am filled with pride in leading them, and inspired in doing so, learning and gaining more than I could ever hope to give back. I invite you to take some time to get to know, be positively transformed by, and maybe even consider joining our Departmental family.
Warmly and sincerely,
Anthony Jerant, MD
Professor and Chair