Family Medicine

M16 students celebrating Match Day with FM faculty

M17 students celebrating Match Day with Family Medicine faculty.

Family Medicine News


Family Medicine Faculty Promotion (July 14, 2017)

Wayne Altman, M.D. has been selected as the new chair of the Family Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Wayne will continue to build on the strong foundation in the department and will collaborate with other leaders at the medical school to advance the overall mission. Wayne graduated from Brandeis University, earned his M.D. degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and completed residency training at the University of Massachusetts Hahnemann. Wayne has received 17 teaching awards during his 19 years at TUSM, including the Milton and Natalie Zucker Prize for Teaching Innovation, the Special Faculty Recognition Award, the Dean’s Outstanding Mentorship Award, the Outstanding Teaching in the Clinical Sciences Award, and the Dr. Jack Mitus Special Faculty Recognition Award.

Family Medicine Award Winners (May 17, 2017)

Congratulations to our Family Medicine family who took home awards at Tufts University School of Medicine graduation awards night! Lanie Hill, M17, was given the Dr. Toby Wesselhoeft Family Medicine Award. Lanie is also part of our inaugural Tufts Student Service Scholars Program class of 2017.
Dr. Clinton Pong was given the Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching!
A big congrats to our Family Medicine award winners.

Primary Care Precepting Conference (April 28, 2017)

Miguel Concepcion receiving his awardFamily Medicine along with Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and the Office of Educational Affairs held its 19th annual Primary Care Precepting Conference Heather Jones receiving her awardin April 2017. Every year, faculty are recognized for their efforts in teaching. This year, Dr. Heather Jones received the Dr. Ylisabeth “Libby” Bradshaw Teaching Award. Dr. Miguel Concepcion received the Dr. Robert “Toby” Wesselhoeft III Teaching Award. Congratulations to both!

Faculty Wins Award (April 11, 2017)

Keith Nokes, MD, MPH, has been selected as this year's recipient of the Tisch College of Civic Life and Tufts University School of Medicine Community Service Learning Faculty Award. This award was established to honor a faculty member who demonstrates outstanding commitment to civic engagement in medical education. Congratulations, Keith!

Match Day 2017 (March 17, 2017)

25 Tufts students begin their training in Family Medicine this June. These 25 students included 3 Maine Track students and 3 of the 8 graduating Tufts Students Service Scholars. In the last six years, 139 Tufts students have matched in FM. Tufts-affiliated residencies matched 7 of our students with 2 at Tufts/CHA, 2 at Lawrence, and 3 at MMC! Congratulations to the class of 2017!

Faculty Role Changes (September 2016)

Wayne Altman, MD, FAAFP, our innovative Family Medicine Clerkship Director at Tufts over the past 18 years, will become Vice Chair of our department. Dr. Altman is a legend here at Tufts, having received 20 + teaching awards. He will continue to supervise FM Faculty teaching in 20 different courses at Tufts. He will continue to direct the Foundations of Patient Care curriculum in the first two years as well as our Clinical Skills Interclerkship for third years. He has developed and will continue to run the Annual Primary Care Precepting Faculty Development Conference, now in its 19th year, and more successful than ever.

The Tufts FM Clerkship will remain in excellent hands as Dr. Deb Erlich, MD, MMed Ed, will become the new Clerkship Director. Deb is a Triple Jumbo as she graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine in 2007, completed her training at the Tufts FM Residency at CHA in 2010, and subsequently completed a two-year Master Teacher Fellowship. Since then, she has done some impressive and innovative work in both medical student education and graduate medical education.

Congratulations Wayne & Deb!

Family Medicine Contact Information:
Department Administrator
Jessica Alvarez

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