Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Downers Grove, IL Campus

Department of Family Medicine

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

Family medicine physicians personify osteopathic medicine. Departmental members endeavor to instill respect for holistic, osteopathic medicine, particularly in primary care. The basics of the art of medicine are included in the family medicine curricula. Medical students are expected to master the continuum of the biopsychosocial aspects of medicine, and then apply these concepts in clinical settings. These basic experiences provide the background necessary for the selection of a medical specialty.

Members of the Department of Family Medicine serve as role models and are actively engaged in teaching and clinical research. Departmental members help medical students understand the principles of osteopathic medicine. Further, they foster the development of the skills necessary to apply the osteopathic concepts in all aspects of patient care.

Pediatric patients present opportunities, challenges, and rewards that are unique in medicine. The members of the section of Pediatrics are all specialists in the field. They are engaged in clinical practice of Pediatrics as well as in clinical research in the field. Medical students may assist in clinical research projects within the Section of Pediatrics.