Sanford School of Medicine Internal Medicine

The Doctor's Doctor

Doctors of internal medicine are sometimes referred to as “the doctor’s doctor,” since they are frequently consulted to help when another doctor is puzzled by a diagnosis. Internal medicine doctors focus solely on medical issues with adults and look for ways to treat diagnoses without surgery. They also work with patients to help prevent health problems.


Our department is committed to introducing medical students to the concepts of internal medicine as well as preparing residents for what they will face. We aim for an educational excellence, equipping students with the skills to:

  • Express empathy
  • Cope with ambiguity
  • Balance clinical objectivity with self-reflection
  • Work effectively as a member of a health care team
Role Models

We strive to present role models of physicians that are caring, inquisitive and civic minded.