The Division of General Internal Medicine is a large Division within the Department of Medicine and Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Members of the Division practice general internal medicine at the affiliated teaching hospitals of UBC, including St. Paul's Hospital, Vancouver Hospital and Health Sciences Center and BC Women's Hospital.
Many Division members have expertise in areas that include HIV/AIDS care, clinical pharmacology, maternal medicine, addictions medicine, cardiovascular medicine including hypertension, information technology, population health, rheumatology, eating disorders, quality improvement and medical education. The Division is actively involved in research including population health, particularly with respect to health issues of the Downtown Eastside, hypertension, hypertension in pregnancy and medical education.
The Division is home to a significant number of award winning teachers. Many members are active within the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and play an important role in the Specialty Examinations for Internal Medicine. Several members have significant national leadership roles in General Internal Medicine as well as the educational leadership of the Department and Faculty of Medicine.
In summary, the Division plays an integral part in the clinical, educational and research mandates of the Department of Medicine. Its members are highly regarded by students, residents and faculty.