School of Medicine

Internal Medicine

About Us

Mission

The University of Utah Department of Internal Medicine advances health through excellence in each of our core domains: education, patient care and discovery, through inspiring engaged faculty, encouraging innovative thinking, and building collaborative partnerships.

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Divisions

12 Unique Divisions

Who We Are

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Total Faculty: 669
Total Trainees: 223
Total Clinical & Administrative Staff: 879

 Quick Facts

  • For more than 75 years the Department of Internal Medicine has a rich history of providing excellent care, quality research, and valuable education in Utah.
  • In 1943, the Department of Internal Medicine was the recipient of the first-ever NIH grant to study muscular dystrophy and other hereditary and metabolic disorders; it was renewed annually for 23 years. 
  • The Department of Internal Medicine is the largest department in the School of Medicine (SOM), providing 26% of total SOM trainees and 29% of all new patient care. 35% of all SOM research grants in the SOM are awarded to the department. 
  • In 2019, 90 total providers (76 faculty and 14 advanced practice clinicians) scored Top 10% in Patient Satisfaction based on a national survey. Out of 270 total U of U Health Providers, 1 in 3 were from the Department of Internal Medicine. 
  • Our skilled clinicians practice in dozens of clinics, providing quality care to patients across the Wasatch Front and Intermountain West. 25% of our providers rank in the top 1% nationally of all providers for exceptional patient care experience.
  • We have a strong research focus and in 2018 represented 35% and 15% of research awards respectively to the School of Medicine and the University of Utah. In the same year, our adjusted ranking for NIH funding was #35 across Internal Medicine departments in the United States. 
  • Residents graduate this program prepared to practice medicine. In 2016, 100% of graduates passed their qualifying board exams.
  • We are a collaborative department, with strong partnerships among divisions, across departments, and with the VA Hospital and Huntsman Cancer Institute.