DFM Programs

Global Health Primary Care Initiative

Through the creation of the Global Health Primary Care Initiative (GHPCI) in July of 2007, the Department of Family Medicine has reaffirmed its commitment to improving health access and providing primary care services for the underserved around the world. The GHPCI currently has programs in Lesotho, Vietnam, and Laos.

The Program for Integrative Medicine & Health Care Disparities

The Program for Integrative Medicine and Health Care Disparities is part of the Department of Family Medicine at Boston Medical Center. Created in 2004, the integrative medicine program includes a collaboration of clinical services, research, and medical students/resident education. Our mission is to use integrative medicine to improve the health of our patients regardless of income; advance the evidence-base for complementary and alternative therapies–specifically for underserved populations–through research and dissemination; and promote the adoption of the integrative health care model through medical student and resident education.

Boston Healing Landscape Project

The Boston Healing Landscape Project, located in the Department of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, has since 2001 been examining how the therapeutic landscape of the U.S. has changed in corresponding ways. This richly textured world of healing represents the new face of culturally and religiously grounded complementary and alternative medicine in America.

Distance Education for Health

The Distance Education for Health (DEH) Unit at the Department of Family Medicine is committed to providing quality education and training to medical professionals and educators worldwide. We use an innovative approach to the instructional design of our courses and we rely on a wide range of media and technology to meet the needs of our learners. Please browse our site to learn more about DEH and what we do. If you have questions, or if you are interested in our services, please contact us.

MedDebt Project

The MedDebt Project at the Department of Family Medicine at Boston University Medical School is designed to help students understand the feasibility of entering a career in primary care despite having significant loan repayment obligations. Free personalized financial plans and one-on-one advisory sessions are available to any BUSM student and BMC resident.