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DEPARTMENT OF family and community medicine

Stephen Permut, MD, JDA 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 Temple University School of Medicine 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. For more information about the specialty of family medicine, please link to the Academy's Web site at http://www.aafp.org.



Stephen Permut, MD, JD