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.


March 27, 2017

Dr. A. Mark Fendrick talks about the recently proposed health care plan in WalletHub

A. Mark Fendrick, MD, gives his thoughts about what provisions of the American Health Care Act he thinks should change and what policy change would improve quality and reduce the cost of health care. Dr. Fendrick is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Health Management and Policy, and Director of the University of Michigan Center for Value-Based Insurance Design.

March 24, 2017

Dr. Joel Yates to receive the UROP Outstanding Research Mentor Award

Joel Yates, PhD, Senior Research Lab Specialist in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology & Oncology, has been selected to receive the UROP Outstanding Research Mentor Award at the UROP Spring Research Symposium on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.