The Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM) faculty includes 34 Full Time Faculty and over 100 Clinical/Part-time faculty across 5 of the Brown Medical School’s Affiliated Hospitals in Rhode Island – Rhode Island Hospital, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, The Miriam Hospital, Veterans Administration Medical Center and Women & Infants’ Hospital.
Led by DGIM Director Angela M. Caliendo, MD, PhD, the General Internal Medicine division, based at RIH and TMH, sponsors a wide array of educational, patient care and research activities. Examples of such activities include:
Education. DGIM faculty are responsible for major roles in graduate medical education and residency leadership within the Department of Medicine. DGIM members are responsible for curriculum development, residency scholarship, quality improvement activities and department-wide faculty development. This Division is also home to one of the country’s oldest Primary Care Residency programs, with a strong emphasis on behavioral medicine. A new substance abuse fellowship has been added and plans are underway for further advanced training opportunities. Members of this division hold major leadership positions in National GME organizations such as the American College of Physicians, Society for General Internal Medicine, Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine and Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine.
Clinical Care. DGIM clinical activities include several academic clinical practices in Primary Care, as well as a longstanding Women’s Health practice. Our faculty teach and supervise residents and interns on the geographically-oriented inpatient general medicine wards at RIH. Finally, DGIM faculty are responsible for leadership, education and precepting in resident continuity clinics as well.
Research. HIV prevention and care, substance use disorders, and tobacco cessation are some of the subject areas investigated and presented nationally.