The Department of Internal Medicine's overarching mission is to achieve preeminence as an academic department by expanding our national reputation, by promoting innovative translational investigation, by providing exemplary patient-centered care, and by educating the next generation of physicians. We strive to leave an indelibly positive mark on patients, students, residents and colleagues and to lead Wake Forest Baptist Health’s evolution as a Learning Health System that can serve as a national model.

We are firmly committed to preparing trainees to thrive in a changing health care landscape, to shaping that landscape in ways that promote high value care, and to fostering an academic environment that embraces diversity, eliminates healthcare disparities, and treats patients with the utmost respect and dignity.