Internal Medicine

Welcome to the University of Michigan
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 2015, the department continued to receive recognition as a standout in the field ranking #6 among Internal Medicine departments. With more than 800 faculty and 310 residents and fellows distributed over 12 divisions, we are the largest clinical department within the U-M Medical School.

Patient Care

Our department cares for more than half of the patients who come to the U-M Health System for both primary and specialty care. In 2015, we had more than 413,000 outpatient visits and nearly 20,000 hospital discharges.  

Education and Training

Ranked #8 by US News & World Report for internal medicine training, our department has high standards for education. 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. 


Our collaborative culture, state-of-the-art facilities, and breadth of resources, gives our scientists the opportunity to take their leading research from bench to bedside. In 2015, our department was awarded nearly $162 million dollars from federal, foundation and industry sponsors and our faculty produced over 2,800 publications.


February 16, 2017

Dr. Brant Fries wins annual award for impact in healthcare policy and practice

Brant Fries, PhD, LLD (hc), Research Professor of the Institute of Gerontology and Professor of Health Management and Policy, a leader in the fields of healthcare policy and assessment methodology, has devoted his career to developing assessment measures to improve the care of vulnerable populations across a broad spectrum of healthcare settings.

February 16, 2017

Dr. Monica Lypson selected as new Director of Medical and Dental Education

Monica Lypson, MD, MHPE, Professor of Internal Medicine and Professor of Learning Health Sciences, has recently been selected as the new Director of Medical and Dental Education for the Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) within the Department of Veteran Affairs in Washington, DC.