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Message from the Dept. of Medicine Chair

Message from Michael H. Kim, MD, MMM, FACC, FAHA, FHRS, Professor and Chair

Dear Colleagues:

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Welcome to the Creighton University Department of Medicine. Creighton has a long history of excellence in the tripartite mission of clinical care, teaching and research. This mission has synergy with Creighton’s core values of service to others, leadership, and community. You will often hear the phrase “cura personalis” which refers to the care and development of the whole person and serves as a foundation in the department for all learners (students, residents, fellows), faculty, and staff. In addition, Creighton is constantly striving for excellence or “magis”, another core value.

The Department consists of 12 divisions spanning the breadth of internal medicine. We represent the largest department in the School of Medicine. There are 130 full-time faculty, more than 75 contributive services faculty, and 115 residents and fellows in our training programs. The Department has expanded the full-time faculty by 50 % over the past five years with plans to continue recruitment to expand more of our academic and clinical divisions. Several new fellowship programs are in process including Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Sleep, Advanced Endoscopy, and Rheumatology. A primary care track and a first in nation ACGME accredited rural track are a part of the residency program. Our facilities and resources are significant including our academic medical center, Creighton University Medical Center (Bergan-Mercy) which has been our core hospital since 2017 and a dedicated on-site education building. Creighton is partnered with CHI Health, a large regional healthcare system and our clinical partner. CHI Health is part of the national organization, CommonSpirit Health, which is one of the largest systems in the country. The partnership between Creighton and CHI is vital to the mission and strategy of our organizations. This alliance creates an outstanding clinical and educational experience.

As an academic medical center, scholarship and teaching are an integral part of the Creighton mission. The benefits of scholarship for residents and fellows are numerous and include exploration of clinical interests, professional development and interaction with faculty mentors. The Department produced more than 300 publications in 2023. Training at Creighton will help solidify teaching skills through experiences, including leading medical teams. Our goal is to help learners become outstanding clinicians, educators and scholars that are prepared for academic or private sector careers in primary care or subspecialty based-medicine. We value diversity and wellness and the success of our learners and faculty.

The Omaha, Nebraska region is located in the heart of the Midwest and is a vibrant economic center with seven companies in the Fortune 500 and 1000. The population is nearly 1 million and is diverse and growing. Creighton, CHI and the Department of Medicine encourage you to consider joining our team as we continue our mission to serve, heal, educate, learn and advance the field of medicine.

Michael H. Kim, MD, MMM, FACC, FAHA, FHRS
Professor and Chair
Tenet Healthcare Endowed Chair
Department of Medicine
Creighton University School of Medicine

Medicine Chair - Michael Kim

Michael H. Kim, MD, MMM, FACC, FAHA, FHRS, Professor and Chair
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