The Division of General Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is devoted to excellence in patient care, research, and teaching, and to developing the next generation of leaders in academic medicine and public health. 

The division is home to two NIH-funded research fellowship programs with the goal to train academic general internists. The General Medicine/Primary Care fellowship has continuously trained fellows for over two decades, including current and past leaders in the division, department, university, and globally.  The Patient Safety/Hospitalist fellowship program was just funded and is training fellows in patient safety.

The division performs much of the inpatient and most of the outpatient training for the medical housestaff, and has a large representation among course leaders and instructors in the clinical and preclinical years in the medical school.