The Department of Medicine is a leader in clinical care, teaching and research. To help better serve these three missions, the department is divided into a number of specialty divisions.
In partnership with Barnes-Jewish Hospital and the Veterans Administration Medical Center (St. Louis), the department strives to provide exceptional patient care, advance medical research and educate the future leaders in medicine.
With the help of groups such as the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS), the department excels in basic, clinical and translational sciences. Research in the department includes major discoveries in the fields of genomics, Big Data, community and global health and many other areas.
Inclusion and diversity remain an important goal throughout the department. This includes creation of the Office of Cultural Awareness and Diversity, which aims to provide information and resources for faculty, staff and trainees regarding diversity and inclusion. The department also provides programs and group activities to support women in medicine.
Faculty also play a key role in the department. The Office of Faculty Development was created to provide faculty with resources and guidance that will foster professional and personal growth and development in clinical care, education, research and leadership.