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Family and Social Medicine: Home

This is a guide to information resources in the disciplines of family and social medicine.

What is Social Medicine?

Tracing its roots back to Rudolf Virchow, social medicine seeks to understand individual clinical problems in a social context and to improve health at multiple levels: clinical care, community outreach, research and advocacy.


About the Department of Family and Social Medicine at Einstein

The Department of Family and Social Medicine seeks to combine clinical excellence with a social and community-oriented perspective, with the goal of serving a large and diverse patient population throughout the Bronx. For more information, please see the department website.