The Department of Medicine has a long-standing tradition of excellence in compassionate patient care, innovative research and distinguished education, founded on the twin principles of caring and investigation.
All internists are at heart a strange mix of both detective and engineer. We are attracted to Internal Medicine in the first place because we are detectives, we want to solve problems, and the problems we want to solve are what makes people sick, because it hurts us when someone suffers, when someone presents with a complex of symptoms that causes them pain. We cannot help ourselves, when faced with someone who is hurting we cannot help but respond, to investigate. “Why is this happening?” we ask ourselves, late at night, laying bed, why? Driving into work early in the morning, while it is still dark, tell me you have not done this; of course you have, you are in Internists. This drives you, it makes you crazy, the not knowing, not able to understand why. This is the heart of an Internist.
But there is another part to your heart, if you are an Internist. This is the part that, when you finally understand the reason for the suffering, you want to attack it, you want to fix it. Once you understand the reason for the problem, you and I cannot rest until it is fixed. Read More...
Cloud Pharmaceuticals, a therapeutics company focused on cloud-based drug design and development, and the University of Florida Department of Medicine have announced an academic collaboration that will help rapidly design […]
Please join us in congratulating the DoM 2014 excellence in research award winners. These individuals were selected by the division chiefs and members of the Research Action Committee for publishing […]
On October 2, 2014 the Department of Medicine had their annual Celebration of Research event, hosted by Vice Chair of Research, Dr. Mark Segal. Fellows, residents, faculty, administrators, and staff […]