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Department of Internal Medicine

General Internal Medicine

Academic Overview

The Division of General Internal Medicine provides a substantial amount of the medical student and resident teaching for the Department of Internal Medicine. Approximately 60 of the 72 general medicine ward attending months at University Hospital are staffed by members of the Division of General Internal Medicine consultation service, as well as the five hospitalist teams.

For medical students, the division offers a third-year clerkship program and several fourth-year elective courses focusing on primary care, outpatient/ambulatory care and inpatient hospitalist care. Students are also afforded the opportunity to attend lectures, conferences and grand rounds.

The division runs a general internal medicine consultation service that includes geriatric psychiatry consultation and evaluation at Deaconess Hospital. We have a robust and growing faculty hospitalist program consisting of five hospitalist teams, expansion flex team, and a nocturnist team covering the Division of Hematology Oncology’s bone marrow transplantation service.

Division faculty also are primarily responsible for the medicine residents' continuity clinic and for the ambulatory component of the third-year internal medicine clerkship. In addition, they are leading the ACGME's Educational Innovations Project that is helping to reshape the Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Other educational activities led by division faculty include:

  • Significant involvement in the Department of Medicine newly formed IMSTAR Fellowship training programs in medical education and outcomes research.
  • Leading the Academic Health Center's involvement in numerous other quality agendas including participation in the Cincinnati region’s Patient Centered Medical Home initiatives, the AAMC Chronic Illness Care Education Project and the recently completed Chronic Care Collaborative, the program for Achieving Competency Today (ACT) and the Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) Care Transition Project.
  • Leading the Academic Health Center’s Institute for Health Improvement’s UC Open School chapter and its innovative interdisciplinary program focused on interprofessional teamwork, health systems improvement and community engagement for the care of vulnerable populations.
  • Teaching the new clinical-based reasoning course blocks.
  • Significant leadership and teaching responsibilities in the CTSA supported Master's Training Program in clinical and translational research.

 

Beyond their contribution to the clinical training of our medical students and residents, our faculty place a major emphasis on nurturing their interests in developing academic careers. Medical students and residents are encouraged to develop either clinical vignettes or research presentations to enter into competitions at numerous regional and national meetings.

Year after year our students and residents have had abstracts accepted at venues including the regional and national annual meetings of the Society of General Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians.

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More Information

Academic Office:
University of Cincinnati | Division of General Internal Medicine
231 Albert Sabin Way, ML 0535
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0535
Phone: 513-558-7581
Email: ucintmed@uc.edu

Division Director:
Mark H. Eckman, MD

Sr. Business Administrator:
Katherine J. Huprich
513-558-7588
katherine.huprich@uc.edu