Family Medicine

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  • Family Medicine Rocks
    Family Medicine Rocks

  • Full-body, high-fidelity surgical simulator
    Full-body, high-fidelity surgical simulator

  • Rural Medicine Health Fair
    Rural Medicine Health Fair
  • Junior Clerkship
    Junior Clerkship

  • Students Practicing
    Students Practicing

  • Chair Franko & Students
    Chair Franko & Students
  • Rural Health Association of Tennessee
    Rural Health Association of Tennessee


Mission Statement:

Our Mission is to provide community-focused medical education and evidence-based, patient centered care; to improve health in rural southern Appalachia, especially among the underserved population; to model compassionate and efficient care using effective communication skills; and to advance scholarly investigation. We lead through excellence, collaboration and innovation.

John Franko, M.D.
Professor and Chair





Family Medicine News:

Dr. Leigh Johnson interview on Daytime TriCities

Match Day

Annual Fire safety drill

High schoolers get glimpse of medical field

Gold Humanism Honor Society

from the president Noland's Notepads

For This State Chapter, It Truly Is a 'Family Affair'

Medical students talked to Daniel Boone High School, Read more

Prescription Drug Abuse at the Primary Care

Building the Family Medicine Pipeline