General Internal Medicine

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About Us

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The General Internal Medicine section at Baylor College of Medicine comprises more than 135 faculty members practicing primarily at five Department of Medicine clinical locations: Harris Health Smith Clinic, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Ben Taub Hospital, Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center and Baylor Clinic. As one of the largest sections in the Department of Medicine, we provide a significant service to the College through training medical students, residents, fellows and other graduate students, focusing on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a wide spectrum of diseases that commonly affect adults. The section also has a subspecialization in women's care.

The section of General Internal Medicine is recognized nationally and internationally for its successful educational programs, innovative patient care, and clinical research. Research activities in the area of general internal medicine also occur in the closely affiliated sections of Health Services Research in the Department of Medicine and the Research division of the Department of Family and Community Medicine. Research education includes federally funded primary care research fellowships.

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Education

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Education is one of the key activities of the section. Clinical supervision of residents and students occurs at the primary clinical locations.

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Environmental Health Service

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One of the section’s newest specialty areas, the Environmental Health Service, has active education, patient care, research and outreach programs.

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Research

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Section members have been recognized nationally for their research/scholarly activity. Research activities in the area of general internal medicine also occur in other closely affiliated sections.

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Healthcare

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General Internal Medicine is dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of common adult medical problems, with an emphasis on caring for the whole patient.