The Division of General Internal Medicine at Wayne State University is the second largest division within the Department of Internal Medicine and represents a very diverse group of physicians, nurse clinicians, Ph.D. scientists, research-assistants and staff members. The division includes the sections of Medicine/Pediatrics and the Academic Hospitalist Program. Following its mission, the division has traditionally supported an environment that fosters the growth of both the individual and the organization within the Detroit Medical Center (DMC).
General Medicine's primary educational responsibilities include providing the outpatient ambulatory residency training curriculum, ambulatory grand rounds and inpatient training. In addition to the traditional training in ambulatory and inpatient medicine, the division also provides instruction in cross cultural orientation, bad news delivery, and medical interviewing. A curriculum in hospital medicine and medical consultation is also offered.
In the area of student education the division takes a leading role in the coordination and instruction of the Year III and Year IV medical student curriculum. The division is also responsible for the Year II Medical Interviewing, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Medical Ethics, Medical Humanities and Physical Diagnosis Courses and directs the introduction to clinical medicine course provided to first and second year medical students.
Clinical activities of the division are conducted under the auspices of the Wayne State University Physician Group, a faculty clinical service group recognized by the WSU School of Medicine, and most encounters include educational components. Inpatient services include medical ward rounding at both Detroit Receiving and Harper Hospitals on the DMC main campus, consult services, and hospitalist and medical ethics services at both Harper and Detroit Receiving hospitals. The division's outpatient programs include a group of large faculty practices, capitated county care and DMC Medicaid HMO programs, and five separate training practices.
The division's research activities focus on health care prevention, education and systems of health care delivery. Formal departmental and divisional research development programs enable cultivation of an active research milieu for junior faculty.