The Division of General Internal Medicine is deeply committed and intimately involved in all aspects of internal medicine residents and medical students. We strive to deliver superior medical training to the internists of tomorrow. Educational programs are integrated into every aspect of the division, providing students, residents and fellows the benefit of the mentorship, training and supervision of our distinguished faculty physicians.
Weill Cornell Internal Medicine Associates (WCIMA) is the primary site for ambulatory education in General Internal Medicine for the Internal Medicine Residency training program. Through an integrated system of supervised primary care experience at WCIMA, residents are exposed to the primary problems in ambulatory care Internal Medicine. WCIMA provides a formal didactic curriculum to complement the direct patient experience at our different practice sites. In addition, there are supplementary sessions on psychosocial issues in medical care, quality improvement, clinical controversies and journal club, as well as Ambulatory Care Morning Report, where cases from the resident and attending practices are discussed.
The division provides attending physician supervision for six general medicine inpatient teams (with interns, residents, and medical students) as well as a general medicine consultation service and a medicine-orthopedics co-management service.
Division members serve in multiple leadership roles in the Internal Medicine Residency training program.
Medical Student Education
Division members are involved in all aspects of undergraduate medical education and lead several programs, including the Medicine Clerkship.
In 2014, our Division in collaboration with the WCMC Center for Global Health established a three-year research fellowship to address the rise of non-communicable diseases in resource-limited settings, the urgent need for generalist clinician scientists in global health, and the importance of primary care for sustainable health improvements. The WCM Global Health Research Fellowship is co-directed by Dr. Molly McNairy, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, and Dr. Daniel Fitzgerald, Associate Professor of Medicine, Center for Global Health. The Research Fellowship is tailored for post-residency graduates in internal medicine. Trainees conduct field work in Haiti, Tanzania, India and Brazil and undergo the Weill Cornell Medicine Masters in Science Clinical Epidemiology and Health Services Research.