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Welcome from the Chair

The Department of Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University is the largest department in one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. Our program has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report in multiple areas. While eleven programs at OSUMC were identified by this report, five important programs within Internal Medicine were among the best in the country, including: cancer; heart disease; kidney disease; diabetes and endocrine disorders; and respiratory diseases.

We have a long-standing commitment to outstanding patient care, translational research, education, and are a pioneering institution in the developing field of personalized medicine. Our Internal Medicine Residency Training Program is one of 21 institutions recognized for innovation in training the next generation of internists. Our designation as an Educational Innovation Project places OSU in the top 5 percent of training programs in Internal Medicine. The focus of our educational innovation effort includes: verifying competency, emphasizing team work in mastering skills, transition of care, and linking educational and clinical quality improvement.

Our mission is to improve the lives of people through innovation in research, education, and patient care. Our vision is that in working as a team we will shape the future of medicine by creating, disseminating, and applying new knowledge to meet the needs of each individual. Our total research funding in FY12 exceeded $60 million, and we are 27th on the Blue Ridge Ranking Table of NIH funding. Our extremely successful investigators continue to strive to increase our research funding to make our vision become a reality. In working with the OSU Center for Clinical and Translational Science, our experienced investigators will focus on mentoring the next generation of physician scientists.

Our pride in educating the next generation of superb clinicians is reflected in the placement of our senior medical students in outstanding residency programs, including our own. Our residents who enter subspecialty training are equally successful in securing positions in prestigious fellowship programs. We are very pleased that many also chose to pursue fellowship programs within OSU. For those entering the practice of Internal Medicine as either a primary care physician or a hospitalist, we have been extremely gratified with the positive feed-back on their educational experience. These individuals proudly join the traditional “Long Scarlet and Grey Line” of The Ohio State University’s Medical Alumni. In FY10, our training program secured a new HRSA grant to train additional primary care physicians. This exciting opportunity has enabled OSU to offer a specific Primary-Care track in Internal Medicine. We are successfully recruiting to this Primary Care Track to begin to meet the needs of the nation in delivering high quality care.

We welcome your interest and your questions.
 

Michael R. Grever, MD

Michael Grever, MD, FACP
Chair and Professor