The Department of Internal Medicine has a long tradition of excellence. It ranks fourth among Departments nationally in NIH funding, its clinical and research programs continue to grow, and its house staff are excellent.
The expertise and resources of numerous other excellent units are available for intellectual cross-fertilization. These include other divisions within the Department of Internal Medicine, other departments (such as Pathology and Biological Chemistry), a Howard Hughes Medical Research Institute, the Schools of Public Health, Pharmacy, and Engineering, the Life Sciences Institute, and numerous NIH-funded research centers and core laboratory facilities. Our Clinical Research Unit, one of the largest and oldest in the United States, is a part of the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR), which houses the NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award.
The University of Michigan was the first medical school in the U.S. to have its own hospital. The current hospital complex (University Hospital , Mott Children's Hospital, and Women's Hospital) is a modern 865-bed, state-of-the-art facility, which has been consistently named one of the top fifteen hospitals in the nation. It serves as a referral center for the State of Michigan and the entire Midwest.
The Ann Arbor VA Medical Center is located about one-half mile from University Hospital and is staffed entirely
by University of Michigan faculty and house staff. It has approximately 150 beds. A brand new clinical addition was occupied in the fall of 1998. It includes new outpatient clinics, intensive care units, and endoscopy facilities.
The University of Michigan is one of the nations leading universities, and has garnered more extramural research funding than any U.S. university. Besides the Medical School, it boasts outstanding undergraduate, graduate, and professional schools as well as renowned programs in music, theater, and athletics.
Ann Arbor offers a stimulating cultural environment, albeit with the conveniences of a small town. It consistently ranks among the nations top ten places to live as well as having an excellent school system, diverse recreational opportunities, and is only 25 minutes from the Detroit Metropolitan Airport.