Department of Family & Social Medicine

Montefiore Medical Center / Albert Einstein College of Medicine

This page provides links and information about some of the Social Medicine programs and work occurring through the DFSM. For a copy of the DFSM’s most recent annual report, click here.

Education – for information and links to some of the programs and opportunities available for high school and medical students.

Residency Program in Social Medicine (RPSM) – the RPSM trains residents in Family Medicine, Pediatrics and Internal Medicine who are encouraged to that see the world and healthcare through a social medicine lens.

Fellowship ProgramsThe Department offers fellowship programs in Reproductive Health, HIV, Faculty Development and Palliative Care.

Service Programs – for information providing health services in non-traditional settings.

Centers & Advocacy – for links to centers that promote and advocate for patients in a variety of ways.

Journals & Publications – the distinguished faculty at the DFSM have both created journals and published their work in a variety of journals.  Click here to learn more about their work.

Research: Visit the website of the DFSM Division of Research and our practice-based research network, NYC-RING.  Our grant generating page provides resources to promote academic productivity.

Division of Community Health – In collaboration with the  Institute for Community and Collaborative Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, the Division is involved in the Bronx Center to Reduce and Eliminate Ethnic and Racial Health Disparities (Bronx CREED) and collaborates with a variety of Bronx organizations (see the Bronx links at the following page). The Division is headed by Dr. Hal Strelnick; please visit his webpage to read about his work and download articles about the Division.

Historical Background: For background on the long tradition of social medicine at Montefiore, please read Dr. Victor Sidel’s 2006 article: “Social Medicine at Montefiore: A Personal View.” Dr. Hal Strelnick has written a brief history of the RPSM and the DFSM.

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