Overview and Mission
The Division of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center excels in patient care, medical education and related scholarship. Division leaders, all faculty at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, work closely with the division at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, the Osler Center for Clinical Excellence and other areas of shared scholarly interest to continue a long tradition of pioneering work in general internal medicine.
Leading innovations in patient care, medical education, faculty development, mentoring and scholarship in general internal medicine since its founding in 1979, the Divison of General Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview has become well known for its focus on medical education, clinical excellence and related scholarship.
L. Randol Barker, M.D., the first director of the division, founded the Medical House Staff Practice (MHSP) in 1973. Not long after, the general internal medicine residency was established to provide top medical students from across the country with post-graduate training in primary care. The general internal medicine / medical education fellowship program was implemented in 1988 to provide post-residency training.
The Johns Hopkins Faculty Development Program, established in 1987, provides clinician-educators from multiple disciplines both inside and outside Johns Hopkins with career and skill development in medical education and scholarship.
In 2000, the Collaborative Inpatient Medical Service (CIMS), or "inpatient service," was established. CIMS has become a lead model in hospitalist medicine.
The Osler Center for Clinical Excellence at Johns Hopkins was founded in 2002 to support education and scholarly work that enhances patient care through improved doctor-patient relationships.
Since the division's founding, faculty have provided longitudinal outpatient primary care for patients at Johns Hopkins Bayview and in affiliated community-based practices.