25th Annual Paul C. Brucker, MD Lecture: Family Medicine and Primary Care in Transition


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Welcome and Introduction:

Christine A. Arenson, MD

  • Alumni Professor and Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Howard K. Rabinowitz, MD

  • Ellen M. and Dale W. Garber Professor
  • Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College


Michael K. Magill, MD graduated from Dartmouth College, and completed medical school, Family Medicine Residency, and a Faculty Development Fellowship at Duke Medical School. He served five years on the faculty of the University of Arizona College of Medicine where he led the teaching fellowship, and for eight years as Director of the community based Family Medicine Residency Program in Tallahassee, Florida. Following this, Dr. Magill moved to Utah to join the faculty of the University of Utah School of Medicine and founded the Utah Area Health Education Center (AHEC), a statewide program he still directs which increases entry of young people from underserved rural and urban areas into health careers. Soon thereafter he was named Chairman of the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, a position he held for over 21 years prior to stepping down in January, 2017; he continues to serve as Professor of Family and Preventive Medicine at Utah. The department is an interdisciplinary one that includes, in addition to family medicine, divisions of public health, occupational and environmental health, and physician assistant studies. Department faculty teach in all four years of the medical school, lead two residency programs and two fellowships, as well as teaching 275 students in the 7 graduate degree programs (masters and PhD) housed in the department. Department faculty conduct research ranging from epidemiology to quality of care.

In addition to his role as department chairman, Dr. Magill for over 10 years led the University-owned network of primary care practices with around 100 physicians. It was in this network that the University developed its model of the patient centered medical home, known as Care by Design. He has also served as medical director of the University-owned health insurance plan.

Dr. Magill has held many national leadership positions, including serving as President of the Association of Departments of Family Medicine. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the American Board of Family Medicine, the specialty certification board for family physicians. Dr. Magill’s work now focuses on caring for his patients, leading an ongoing research program on primary care transformation, and clinical teaching, while also protecting time to play with his grandchildren.

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2017 Brucker Program.pdf (1620 kB)
2017 Brucker Lecture Program

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