Providing high quality patient care through education, scholarship, and clinical services is the mission of the Division of General and Geriatric Medicine. Members of the division have leadership responsibilities in both administrative and education roles in addition to their clinical activities. The mission of the division is carried out through these roles and in our three areas of clinical focus: Ambulatory Medicine, Geriatric Medicine and Hospital Medicine.
An energetic and committed faculty of 66 staffs the division including five chief residents and six faculty with dual appointments. Our faculty have teaching roles with medical students and medical residents. Several faculty also hold leadership positions in undergraduate and graduate medical education programs and faculty in Geriatric Medicine teach Fellows in their sub-specialty fellowship program.
Faculty physicians provide care and teaching in the Internal Medicine office on site at the University of Kansas Medical Center. They work with medical students in various programs from the first three years of medical school, and work with residents for their ambulatory continuity care experience. Faculty are involved in clinical, educational and administrative leadership roles.
The Division is expanding its Geriatrics outreach through clinical care, teaching and research. Faculty care for patients in four settings: 1) Geriatric clinics in the Medical Office Building for consultative and longitudinal care; 2) three regional nursing homes for patients discharged from the University of Kansas Hospital; 3) patients's homes with a home visit program; and 4) the Memory Disorder clinic for consultative care. They have extensive teaching leadership roles supported through the required Internal Medicine residency Geriatric rotation, third year Medical Student Geriatrics Clerkship, Geriatrics Fellowship and innovative programs supported by internal and National Foundation grants. They have been successful in publishing and disseminating their clinical and educational research. Two physicians focus on internal medicine-based geriatrics, primarily at the Landon Center on Aging. Our faculty are integral in Geriatrics focused programs for students and residents funded by a Reynolds Foundation Grant.
The Division's Hospitalist staff eight academic inpatient ward teams, seven private Hospital service, a Medicine Consultation Service and a Triage service at the University of Kansas Hospital. This growing group is committed to the practice and teaching of high-quality patient care. The group has cared for numerous medically complex patients over the last year and provide 24/7 in-house coverage by faculty for quality and safe patient care. Hospitalist faculty are involved in medical directorships, medical student clerkships as well as key clinical faculty positions for the residency program. Faculty have been integral for the development and maintenance of quality improvement projects in the hospital.
Three of our full-time faculty spend the majority of their time in funded research and a large number of our faculty have successful scholarship around each of their individual areas of clinical, educational or administrative interest and expertise.