Residency

Statement on Racial and Social Injustice

The University of Utah Internal Medicine program is committed to ending discrimination, and to learn how to be effective advocates. Individual and structural racism persist in our society, and causes both needless suffering and disease. As physicians, acknowledging racism is not enough—to be advocates for justice and public health we must be anti-racist. We stand united against the social injustices facing all minorities.

Diverse Curriculum & World Class Faculty

Welcome from University of Utah Internal Medicine Residency Program! We have developed, and continue to refine, our curriculum to meet the diverse needs of our residents and their future patients. Our world-class faculty are dedicated to teaching the next generation of physicians. Through research, international electives, and other unique opportunities, our residents have the ability to individualize their residency experience. We are confident you will leave this program well prepared to practice medicine in an inpatient or outpatient setting, or begin a competitive clinical or research fellowship.

Welcome From the Program Director

Department of Internal Medicine Residency Mission

  • To provide exceptional, high quality, diverse clinical experiences
  • To allow for individualized education plans and experiences 
  • To optimize education within workflow           
  • To engage residents in leadership and allow them to lead

 

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Caroline K. Milne, MD

Vice Chair for Education and
Residency Program Director

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David J. Bjorkman, MD

Interim Department Chair

Thank you for your interest in the University of Utah Internal Medicine Training Program. The Department of Internal Medicine enjoys a strong national academic reputation which began with our first Department Chairman, Maxwell Wintrobe, MD and continues today under the interim leadership of David J. Bjorkman, MD. Our department is committed to excellence in patient care, education, and research.

The University of Utah offers rich clinical and research opportunities. Our internal medicine training program emphasizes intensive clinical experiences in general internal medicine in a collegial atmosphere. We believe a diverse house staff enhances the training experience. Our house staff have distinct backgrounds, professional interests, outside interests, and ultimate career goals but all value teamwork, professionalism, and all have strong clinical and academic potential.

The leadership of the program is genuinely interested in each resident as an individual and our program is designed to increase autonomy and flexibility in training progressively over the three years. Our goal is to have each resident reach their own professional goals. Our distinguishing feature in Utah is a unique esprit de corps among the residents, faculty, and medical students which transfers between departments as well. Throughout work hour reform, we have worked very hard to maintain a team approach to the patient and continuity of care. We have fully integrated milestones into our assessments to provide residents with more meaningful feedback. Prior to the Next Accreditation System (NAS) we were fortunate to have had two full five-year accreditation cycles, the last being without any citations to the program. Because of our exemplary track record, our next self-study review is expected to be in 2019.

We are very excited to meet you and introduce our program and our unique location nestled in the foothills of the Wasatch range of the Rocky Mountains. We are confident you will leave this program ranked among the very best physicians in America and well prepared to practice medicine in an inpatient or outpatient setting or begin a competitive clinical or research fellowship.