Department of Medicine Mission Statement
The Department of Medicine is home to physicians, other healthcare practitioners, scientists, educators, staff, and trainees committed to enhancing the health of our local and global communities through patient care, research, and education.
In accordance with ancient traditions, it is our goal to prevent disease wherever possible; to treat disease when prevention is not possible; and to alleviate pain and suffering at all times.
In accordance with modern traditions, it is our goal to drive rapid advancement in scientific knowledge, health information technology, and new paradigms in clinical operations. We use the best evidence available to provide safe, high quality humanistic care for our patients and populations.
In accordance with academic traditions, we commit to a vital partnership between research, education and clinical systems; to lead scientific discovery to improve health and health care delivery; and to provide for the future through training of tomorrow’s health care providers and leaders.
Who are we?
The Department is organized around 3 missions: Discretion, Education, and Clinical Service, and is represented by 17 divisions: Cardiovascular Medicine, Clinical Informatics, Community Internal Medicine, Diabetes, Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Hematology and Oncology, Hospital Medicine, Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Medicine-Pediatrics, Palliative Care, Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine, Renal Medicine, Rheumatology, and Transfusion Medicine.