About the Residency

Dr. Del Valle

Welcome to the University of Michigan Department of Internal Medicine Residency Program. Our program is committed to your development as an internist, independent of whether you are heading toward a career in primary care or desire to continue your education with subspecialty training.

The Department of Internal Medicine has had a long tradition of excellence in the tripartite mission of academia including education, patient care, and research. Our faculty members are among the best in the nation and represent a wide array of expertise extending from physician scientists involved in state-of-the-art biomedical investigation to master clinicians who are world-renowned for their clinical expertise. Michigan Medicine is ranked among the top hospitals in the country. The institution attracts diverse patients from across the state and nation.

Residents will not only engage in first-class patient care within the University Hospital, a tertiary care center, but will also spend time in the local VA Hospital which complements the clinical experience tremendously. To further enhance the ambulatory experience of our trainees, the Department of Internal Medicine has successfully developed a series of primary care sites throughout Ann Arbor and the adjoining communities.

As a program, we are deeply committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that fosters resident wellness in their professional and personal lives. We also remain firmly devoted to combating health inequities in the communities we serve.

If you have any questions about our program or community, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Warmest regards,

John Del Valle, MD, AGAF, FACP
Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
University of Michigan


We strive to prepare residents from diverse backgrounds for their chosen medical careers with the knowledge, skills, and values that serve as the basis for the highest quality clinical practice, lifelong learning, scholarly research, and community service. 

  • In 2019, we received more than 2,500 applications.
  • Our three-year ABIM pass rate is 99%.
  • Our residents graduate with an average of 2.5 peer-reviewed publications.
  • Of our residents seeking subspecialty training, 74% match into their first-choice fellowship program, and 94% match into one of their top three program choices.  
  • Diverse community of 26,000 faculty, staff, students, trainees, and volunteers from all over the world.
  • Patient care is impacted by 3,160 physicians and faculty members.
  • Nearly 5,000 nurses and many other health professionals.  
  • Michigan Medicine operates three hospitals with 1,059 pediatric, adult, and psychiatric beds and 40 outpatient facilities.
CONTACT US -  IMPROG@UMICH.EDU    (734) 936-4385