Today, the Department of Medicine is the largest department in one of
the world's leading academic medical centers. Located on the campus of
a great university, there are virtually unlimited opportunities to develop
cutting edge interdisciplinary programs and to promote educational, research,
and clinical interactions.
The Department of Medicine is currently comprised of 13 divisions, over
350 faculty (including 250 members of standing faculty), 150 residents
and over 800 employees. In fiscal year 2004, the full-time faculty performed
over 380,000 outpatient encounters and had over 22,500 inpatient admissions.
In the most recent NIH report, the Department of Medicine was ranked third
in funding for research among all departments of medicine in US medical
schools, receiving a total of $104,900,000 of grant support. The Department
has played a major role in the development of the University of Pennsylvania
Health System, the initiative on translational research, and in the creation
of the new medical student curriculum. In postgraduate medical education,
Penn's Department of Medicine has a long history of training the future
leaders of American medicine. Major hospital sites for our clinical and
educational activities include the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania,
Presbyterian Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, and the Veterans Affairs
Medical Center, institutions of great distinction and diversity.
Rich in tradition, uncompromisingly committed to excellence in academic
medicine, and endowed with gifted and dedicated faculty and trainees,
Penn's Department of Medicine is well-positioned to lead academic medicine
into the 21st century.