Internal Medicine

Department of Internal Medicine

Since its establishment in 1848, the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan has been a leader in the advancement of patient care, education, and research. In 2018, the department continued to receive recognition as a standout in the field ranking #6 among Internal Medicine departments.

With more than 830 faculty and 310 residents and fellows distributed over 13 divisions, we are the largest clinical department within the U-M Medical School - caring for more than half of the patients who come to Michigan Medicine. In 2018, we had over 488,000 outpatient visits and more than 26,000 hospital discharges. Our research initiatives are leading the way to improve the lives of our patients. In 2018, the University of Michigan was the No. 1 public university in research spending in the United States, at $1.55 billion, and was awarded more than $200 million in research funding. Finally, we are ranked #6 by US News & World Report for internal medicine training. We provide medical students, residents, and fellows a rich learning environment to build a solid foundation of excellence for careers in clinical practice and research. 


Welcome from Our Chair

John M. Carethers, MD, MACP

John M. Carethers, MD, MACP

Welcome to the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan. It is a great privilege to serve as Chairman. Our department is the largest clinical department within the University of Michigan Medical School with 13 divisions, nearly 850 faculty, and over 300 residents. In 2018, we hit our 170th anniversary within the University of Michigan (itself 201 years old). We continued to hold our own in the national rankings and to grow, evolve and innovate to meet the ever-changing needs of health care. I invite you to explore our website to learn more about the exciting work we are doing!