About the Division
The EVMS Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM) is home to a large, diverse group of physicians who are dedicated to our mission of providing the best care to patients and populations, educating the next generation of physicians and scientists, and improving health and healthcare through clinical research. The division is comprised of highly talented faculty who are engaged in all aspects of academic medicine. Division faculty also fill several key administrative roles within with Department of Internal Medicine and EVMS as well as within our local partner, the Sentara Health System. The faculty in the Division are divided into three groups - those who practice exclusively in the inpatient setting (Hospitalists), those who practice exclusively in outpatient settings (Ambulists), and those who practice traditional internal medicine in both inpatient and outpatient settings. These three groups of physicians work together closely as a team providing excellent care to our patients.
The GIM faculty are leaders in the training and education of medical students and residents. GIM faculty are actively engaged in teaching medical students throughout their entire four year clinical curriculum, focusing on the latter years when students learn real world medicine on their clinical rotations. As integral components of our Internal Medicine Residency Program, GIM faculty are training the next generation of Internal Medicine physicians, many of which will go on to become subspecialists in fields such as Cardiology and Gastroenterology. Our faculty have won several awards at the State and EVMS level for their excellence in teaching and mentorship of students and residents.
The research conducted at the GIM is diverse and is reflected in research studies that are currently underway within the Division. Our faculty employs a full range of research techniques, methods, and procedures in their efforts to generate and disseminate the knowledge required to prevent disease and its consequences and to optimize the delivery of healthcare. Research within the GIM Division is focused on improving clinical outcomes for individual patients and as well as populations, especially those who are underserved.
More information on our current and on-going research initiatives can be found at our Research page.
Inpatient Clinical Practice
Our GIM inpatient/hospitalist practice is located at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital (SNGH), which is the premier tertiary care and referral center in Eastern Virginia. Our hospitalists oversee and supervise 5 inpatient Internal Medicine resident teams as well as an academic Internal Medicine consultation service. The faculty see patients on general medical floors as well in the progressive care units and work closely with all of the surgical and medical specialists at SNGH to manage complex patients with multisystem illnesses. Our inpatient quality measures are excellent and reflect the benefits of an academic hospitalist service.
Our Primary Care Internal Medicine practice is based across the street from SNGH and provides outstanding care for acute and chronic medical conditions with a focus on preventative care. GIM faculty supervise EVMS Internal Medicine residents at our office practice and in addition, each faculty member has a private panel of patients. In addition to providing chronic care and preventative services, we also see patients for preoperative evaluation and travel consultation.
Sentara Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) Clinic
Our faculty and Internal Medicine residents support the health care needs of our community by providing care to adult patients of our region who are low-income, uninsured, or underinsured. The ACC clinic offers lab services and diagnostic testing as well as follow up visits for patients recently discharged from local Sentara hospitals.