The Division of General Internal Medicine comprises more than 50 board-certified internists who are physicians, teachers, and scholars. Our mission is to provide outstanding overall care to our patients in the hospital and in primary care clinics, with an emphasis on the delivery of high-quality, coordinated care. We also educate physicians in training to improve the overall health of the citizens of our community and our state. The division is organized into hospital medicine and primary care programs.
The hospital medicine program is comprised of clinician-educators who are board-certified in internal medicine and have dedicated themselves to the practice of inpatient medicine. We offer comprehensive inpatient care that includes both the primary management of medical patients, and preoperative and consultative medical support for surgical patients. Our faculty provide clinical supervision for the residents of the UConn Internal Medicine and Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program, and for the UConn School of Medicine students. Our team is heavily involved in educational and scholarly pursuits and in quality improvement projects both locally and nationally.
Primary Care provides outpatient care for patients with both simple and complex issues. We care for patients with medical problems including, but not limited to, geriatrics, women’s and men’s health, diabetes care, hypertension, lipid disorders, eating disorders, mental health problems, and musculoskeletal disorders. As providers of urgent care, we are trained to manage difficult diagnostic problems and equally trained to coordinate the care of patients with multiple chronic illnesses. Working alongside highly skilled advanced nurse practitioners and nurses, we provide comprehensive care in our community offices.
The division is a leader in undergraduate and graduate medical education. Faculty are responsible for teaching students during all four years of medical school. Faculty are also responsible for oversight of the Categorical Internal Medicine Residency Training Program, Primary Care Internal Medicine Residency Program, Preliminary Year Program, and the Osteopathic Internal Medicine Residency Training Program and Internship.