Welcome from the Chair of Medicine

Thank you for your interest in our Residency program and our institution!  University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus is an integral component of the University of Maryland Medical System, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious integrated healthcare systems.  The training programs in categorical internal medicine and transitional year residency at UMMC Midtown Campus are known for their community-based approaches to patient care and individualized approaches to medical education.  You will have access to the resources of a large tertiary referral medical center, but the opportunity to train in a more intimate learning environment. 

University of Maryland Medical Center University and Midtown Campuses operate as one hospital with two locations less than a mile apart. In the future, both campuses will share one faculty, and they recently transitioned into one Board of Directors. UMMC University and Midtown Campuses are also led by one President and CEO. The model for care between the campuses is that UMMC University Campus serves as a large tertiary referral, specialty-oriented academic medical center, while UMMC Midtown Campus is a smaller, community-based institution that emphasizes primary care and management of chronic conditions.  We are confident this paradigm will best serve our patients, our communities and our learners. 

Our faculty staffs the inpatient teaching services at both campuses, and enjoys the opportunity of teaching residents in both settings.  To demonstrate the commitment that the UMMC has made to the education program and clinical operations of UMMC Midtown Campus, I personally oversaw the relocation of the Division of Infectious Diseases’ entire ambulatory program to UMMC Midtown Campus.  The three entities that fall within the Division – Infectious Disease, JACQUES Initiative and Institute for Human Virology – will join under one name that better represents us as a center of excellence: University of Maryland Center for Infectious Diseases, in the very near future.  Similarly, the highly regarded University of Maryland Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology relocated its ambulatory program to UMMC Midtown Campus in March 2014.

When UMMC Midtown Campus’ new ambulatory center is constructed, other divisions will be moving their ambulatory programs to our campus as well.  The smaller size of our hospital and our programs provide residents opportunities to participate actively in developing hospital policies and institutional quality improvement projects.  We believe this is a dynamic time to be training in medicine, and our exceptional programs offer exemplary training for those who share our passion for high quality care and medical education.

Thank you for visiting our website, and we hope we can meet you soon.

Robert R. Redfield Jr., MD
Professor of Medicine
Division Head, Infectious Diseases, University of Maryland School of Medicine