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About the Department of Internal Medicine

The Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center employs a faculty of over one-hundred full-time members, including both generalists and a full array of internal medicine-based sub-specialists. Our faculty continue to work at the forefront of medical innovation and clinical expertise. In addition to being leaders in their respective fields, our faculty are dedicated to resident education. Whether in the intensive care units, the general medicine wards, or in the ambulatory clinic, our attendings are enthusiastic, dedicated teachers, researchers, and clinicians.

Our Mission

The faculty, residents, and staff of the Department of Internal Medicine, University of Oklahoma are committed to ensuring excellence in health care for the residents of the State of Oklahoma through excellence in medical research, education and outstanding patient care. 

As a leading educator of health care professionals in the State of Oklahoma, we are committed to outstanding programs for our students and residents providing the foundation from which they will emerge as leaders in health care in our state and this region.

To Our Prospective Residents

I am pleased of your interest in our training programs.  You are at a significant juncture of your medical education in which you must weigh the quality of the training program that will shape and influence your practice of medicine.  This is a very difficult decision and one that we take very seriously. 

Our training programs are designed to meet the needs of our residents, preparing them as clinicians, educators and scientists.  The training programs offer a varied curriculum, an excellent patient base, dedicated educators, and excellent facilities. 

Our goal is to create an academic learning environment where our residents gain first-hand knowledge of primary and tertiary care preparing them to either become primary care physicians or sub-specialists.  This is accomplished with an outstanding blend of didactic and patient-based learning. 

Independent of your long-term career plans, I invite you to take a closer look at our programs, meet our Residency Directors, faculty and residents.  I hope that you will agree that OU is a spectacular place to train.