Internal Medicine Residency Program

Mission Statement
The Internal Medicine Residency Training Program's mission is to develop compassionate, well-rounded, culturally competent internists dedicated to serving the needs of underserved and special populations. The goal of the internal medicine program is to train culturally and clinically competent clinicians using the “CDU Advantage,” a curriculum based on five specific pillars – research, social justice, international exposure, experiential education, and health policy, dedicated to serving the primary care needs of the underserved and under-resourced communities.

This will be accomplished by recruiting individuals who have shown interest and readiness to serve indigent patients. We will enhance the skills of these individuals through education about available community services and resources, training in making and understanding public policy, and improving understanding of health care disparities.  
The program aligns with the larger University mission of cultivating diverse health professional leaders who are dedicated to social justice and health equity for underserved populations through outstanding education, research, clinical service, and community engagement.