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Department of Medicine

Advancing research and patient outcomes while training a new generation of leaders in medicine 

The Department of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine consists of ten internal medicine specialty divisions. An accomplished team of physician educators trains highly skilled, compassionate generalists and specialists to be the future leaders in clinical practice, research and academia.
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The Department of Medicine values broad-based training of students, residents and postdoctoral candidates to fulfill local, state, national and international needs for health care providers in general and specialty fields of internal medicine.

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An interdisciplinary approach to science is emphasized within this department, as faculty and trainees are committed to the advancement of internal medicine practice through cutting-edge research and clinical trials to discover new, advanced therapies for patients and the field.

Clinical Care

Faculty and students deliver high-quality patient-centered care to a diverse population in the areas of preventative and interventional care. Optimal patient outcomes are achieved through interdisciplinary efforts among faculty providers, clinical and support staff, and the patient.

Our Core Mission

We are an inclusive academic community that provides exceptional care and service, conducts transformative research, and excels in education to advance health in Indiana and beyond.
Francesca Duncan, MD

Follow The Beat

Keep up with news and announcements from the Department of Medicine on our blog, The Beat. Find more updates in the IU School of Medicine Newsroom.

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Read the latest Annual Report

This report highlights the accomplishments of faculty, learners and clinical divisions. The most recently report was released in early 2023. A department fact sheet can be found here

1900+ Faculty Statewide
10 Specialty Divisions
20 Active Research Centers

Upcoming Events

Jul 26 12:00pm - 1:00pm

July Summer Series on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Fridays at noon, the Department of Medicine hosts seminars that foster knowledge and discussion about emerging and important topics. Participants may join in-person or via Zoom.

Emerson Hall

Jul 30 4:00pm

WIMS Book Club Meeting

The group will meet to discuss Joyful by Ingrid Fettell Lee.

Join the discussion virtually: https://iu.zoom.us/j/85646001997

Aug 15 6:00pm

GME Inclusive Excellence Open House for Residency and Fellowship Applicants

Explore IU School of Medicine’s residency & fellowship programs in our virtual open house. Engage with leaders, residents, and fellows to learn more about our commitment to inclusive excellence.