Department of Medicine - Division of General Internal Medicine
Associate Professor and Head
Louis J. Domenici, MD
The general internist at this institution is an individual who is: 1) skilled in all facets of health care, both acute and chronic, as well as the ambulatory and inpatient level; 2) an educator of peers, students and the public; 3) interested in the impact of health care delivery and its evaluation; 4) an able administrator capable of management decision-making and planning; 5) an active participant in the affairs of the community. In addition, the division of general internal medicine provides education, clinical training and research experience for medical students and graduate trainees.
The goal of the general internal medicine program is to prepare physicians through inpatient, ambulatory and elective experiences during the students’ clinical years and continue with an extensive graduate medical education program. The division’s faculty deliver a wide range of primary and consultative health care services for ambulatory and hospitalized patients at university clinical sites, which are also used for student and resident medical training. These clinical sites offer health care to university campus professionals, seniors, veterans and the inner city indigent.
The broad research interests within the division include healthcare worker occupational health, quality measurements in residents and employees in long term care, evaluation of physician and patient behavior relevant to preventive practices, occupational exposure to heavy metals and chemicals and musculoskeletal hazards.
Selected ambulatory primary care elective experiences are offered as part of the senior ambulatory rotation in internal medicine, and there are clinical and research electives in medical consultation or on specific projects with faculty. These experiences are offered on campus and at affiliated medical institutions.
The graduate medical education program in internal medicine educates and trains physicians in the principles and practices of general internal medicine, both inpatient and outpatient. The intent is to prepare clinicians by providing training via a broad internal medicine curriculum. Specialized training experiences are encouraged and are presently available in medical consultation and risk assessment, preventive care, and occupational medicine. Students and residents are supervised by a team of clinician educators, practitioners and scientists in the program.