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Faculty Spotlight: Steve Crossman

When Steve Crossman, M’95, was a student at VCU Medical School, he knew just one other student outside his medical classes and only because they went to undergrad together.

Now an associate professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, Crossman and his colleagues within the VCU Health System lead partnerships with free clinics in both Virginia and Honduras that allow teams of health sciences students to work together in clinical settings.

Doctors working with pharmacists; comparing notes with physical therapists; consulting with nurses; and collaborating with dentists. Exposing students to a model that sends a clear message: the only way to provide high quality primary care to underserved populations is to partner with each other.

VCU. Make it Real.

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As part of the DCE’s 10th anniversary, the division is profiling VCU faculty members who are committed to community engagement. Learn more at