The Department of Internal Medicine at Wright State University is a "clinical department without walls." Although its administrative/educational offices are located at the Miami Valley Hospital (MVH) Weber Center for Health Education, the department is closely affiliated not only with MVH but also with the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the Wright-Patterson Medical Center. In addition, both Kettering Medical Center and Dayton Children's Hospital are aligned with the department through the medical school and postgraduate programs.
Over the past decade, internal medicine practice, research and education have undergone dramatic change. Internal medicine practice has become more ambulatory based and basic science research more molecular. Health services research and epidemiology have offered exciting new realms for investigation. The mission and goals of the Department of Medicine must reflect the changes in health care delivery yet maintain the scholarly and inquisitive approach to clinical problem-solving in the hospital, in the office, and in the laboratory. The department's success relies on the strengthening of our affiliations with our community partners in health care delivery and our ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with researchers and educators throughout the entire medical school and university. Current goals include:
- Standardization of learning experiences for all Wright State students and residents;
- Expansion of ambulatory educational experiences for both students and residents;
- Education of generalists and subspecialists to meet the needs of the Dayton metropolitan community;
- Expansion of research activities particularly in the fields of health services research and education;
- Maintenance of a faculty with diverse research and patient care interests.
The Department of Internal Medicine sponsors a categorical internal medicine program and fellowships in cardiovascular disease, gastroenterology, hematology and oncology, hospice and palliative care, and infectious diseases. The department also works closely with the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program.
- General Internal Medicine
- Hematology & Oncology
- Infectious Diseases
- Nuclear Medicine
- Pulmonary & Critical Care