The division of general internal medicine was established within the department of medicine in 1978, and has gained national and international prominence as a center for general internal medicine research and training.
Our primary care physicians manage nearly 100,000 outpatient visits each year, while our hospitalists discharge 5,000 inpatients per year. These faculty members are responsible for teaching clinical medicine in the office and at the bedside to medical students and residents. The division's large clinical care programs continue to grow.
Our faculty members concentrate their research efforts in the health evaluation sciences. The Division's faculty members have diverse research interests, including health services research, clinical epidemiology, medical ethics, medical education, and medical informatics.
We operate a number of clinical practices in and around the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia. In addition, we have a large practice located in our Penn Medicine Radnor facility.
Our faculty members concentrate their research efforts in the health evaluation sciences including health services research, clinical epidemiology, medical ethics, medical education and medical informatics.
The department of medicine also offers a 1-year ACGME-accredited clinical fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine. Fellows participate in a high-volume, interdisciplinary clinical program aimed to train future leaders in clinical care and education.
Fellows develop clinical expertise in symptom assessment and management as well as advanced communication skills with patients, families, and other health care providers. Fellows graduate highly capable of entering Palliative careers in the ambulatory, hospice, nursing home and/or hospital settings.
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