Division of General Internal MedicineIn the Department of Medicine


Welcome to the Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM). The Division is comprised of over 100 faculty based at both UCSD and VA San Diego Healthcare. DGIM is that group within the Department of Medicine which is uniquely concerned with primary care internal medicine. This distinction is not exclusive of other activities and responsibilities but does define our special character. Within this context the Division of General Internal Medicine carries out its activities to the highest standards in the areas of teaching, clinical care, community service and research, and maintains an administrative structure which supports these endeavors.

Our vision is to excel in the role of ACADEMIC PHYSICIAN, by providing:

  1. Patient-centered and evidence-based care
  2. Excellence in teaching
  3. An enriching and supportive atmosphere for faculty and patients
  4. A fulfilling environment for faculty and staff which promotes career development
  5. Use of cutting edge technology to improve care and to enhance communication within the healthcare team and with the patient

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