The Department of Internal Medicine's overarching mission is to achieve preeminence as an exceptional academic department by expanding our national reputation for innovation for translational research, patient-centered investigation, exemplary patient care and the education of the next generation of physicians. Our ideal is to be a progressive and truly academic department consisting of a diverse and accomplished faculty that leaves an indelibly positive mark on patients, students, residents and colleagues.

The Department of Internal Medicine at Wake Forest is firmly committed to preparing trainees to thrive in a changing health care landscape and to shaping that landscape in ways that promote patient-centered high value care. Perhaps most importantly, the Department is committed to fostering an academic environment that embraces diversity, eliminates healthcare disparities, and treats patients with the utmost respect and dignity.