Internal Medicine

Department of Internal Medicine

Since its establishment in 1848, the Department of Internal Medicine at Michigan Medicine has been a leader in the advancement of patient care, education, and research. 

With more than 830 faculty and 310 residents and fellows distributed over 13 divisions, we are the largest clinical department within the University of Michigan Medical School - caring for more than half of the patients who come to Michigan Medicine. 

2021 Facts and Figures

  • A total of 490,147 outpatient office visits and over 23,500 hospital admissions
  • Competed for and obtained $216 million in research support and published more than 2,300 research publications
  • Ranked #7 by US News & World Report for internal medicine training

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Well-Being

The Department of Internal Medicine Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Well-Being team, in alignment with the University of Michigan Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Strategic Plan, works to continually monitor, evaluate, and refine DEI and well-being initiatives. Our team is committed to bringing forth meaningful improvements in diversity, equity, inclusion, and well-being to support the health care workforce, addressing elements of structural racism and sexism that impact health outcomes, and positively impacting future generations. Learn more

Welcome From Our Chair

John M. Carethers, MD

John M. Carethers, MD, MACP

It is a great privilege to serve as Chairman. Our department is the largest clinical department within the University of Michigan Medical School. 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. Read more.