Our Mission

The mission of the Columbia Internal Medicine Residency Program is to train diverse and compassionate physicians who provide exceptional, culturally sensitive patient care, and to promote innovation in education, inspire scholarship to advance the field of medicine, and foster well-being among our residents and within our community.

Patient Care

Our mission is to train physicians with diverse backgrounds and talents to provide compassionate, culturally sensitive, evidence-based, and exceptional high-value care to all patients. We are proud of and passionate about our social mission, sharing our responsibilities as both a quaternary care referral hospital and a local hospital for an underserved population.


Our program aims to foster a commitment to lifelong learning through a robust and multifaceted clinical curriculum, a combination of innovative, interactive, engaging, and high-yield teaching strategies.


We aim to train the future leaders of medicine by providing dedicated mentorship and individualized support as residents launch their medical careers, as outstanding clinicians, clinician educators, clinician-scientists, or any other pursuit they choose. With a commitment to continuous improvement, our program aims to achieve excellence in well-rounded training, empowering house staff to realize their fullest potential as physician leaders.


We prioritize the support of resident well-being through interventions developed to help inspire and motivate the house staff to find meaning and joy in their work. Our program aims to engender a sense of community and support, by providing peer and faculty mentorship and coaching, as well as team-building activities and retreats.

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