Division of General Internal Medicine

  • Phone717-531-8161
  • United States

Organization profile

Organization profile

Division chief: Cynthia Chuang, MSc, MD

Division overview: The Division of General Internal Medicine and Hospital Medicine, part of the Department of Medicine at Penn State College of Medicine, provides comprehensive primary care for adults, including preventive health services, management of chronic medical conditions and treatment of urgent care needs.

Founded in 1972, the division has more than 55 faculty members, including outpatient and palliative care physicians, researchers and medical educators, and provides more than 30,000 visits each year at two clinic locations.

Faculty members are actively engaged in research, with funding from federal and non-federal sponsors. Research topics of interest include behavioral medicine, brief interventions, chronic medical conditions, end-of-life care, evidence-based medicine, family planning, medical education, humanities in medicine, quality improvement and women's health. In addition, faculty are engaged in medical education and have key roles in the Internal Medicine Residency, medical student clerkship and College of Medicine leadership.

Organization profile

Division chief: Cynthia Chuang, MSc, MD

Division overview: The Division of General Internal Medicine and Hospital Medicine, part of the Department of Medicine at Penn State College of Medicine, provides comprehensive primary care for adults, including preventive health services, management of chronic medical conditions and treatment of urgent care needs.

Founded in 1972, the division has more than 55 faculty members, including outpatient and palliative care physicians, researchers and medical educators, and provides more than 30,000 visits each year at two clinic locations.

Faculty members are actively engaged in research, with funding from federal and non-federal sponsors. Research topics of interest include behavioral medicine, brief interventions, chronic medical conditions, end-of-life care, evidence-based medicine, family planning, medical education, humanities in medicine, quality improvement and women's health. In addition, faculty are engaged in medical education and have key roles in the Internal Medicine Residency, medical student clerkship and College of Medicine leadership.

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Students Medicine & Life Sciences
Physicians Medicine & Life Sciences
Primary Health Care Medicine & Life Sciences
Advance Care Planning Medicine & Life Sciences
Health Medicine & Life Sciences
Exercise Medicine & Life Sciences
Medical Students Medicine & Life Sciences
Counseling Medicine & Life Sciences

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Profiles

Photo of Aiesha Ahmed
20092019
Photo of Edward Bollard
20102017
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Gregory Caputo, MD

Person: Academic

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Research Output 1977 2020

General Internists as Change Agents: Opportunities and Barriers to Leadership in Health Systems and Medical Education Transformation

Gonzalo, J. D., Chuang, C. H., Glod, S. A., McGillen, B., Munyon, R. & Wolpaw, D. R., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of general internal medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Medical Education
Health Education
Health
Education
Hospitalists

The Facilitator Instrument for Team-Based Learning (FIT)

Levine, R. E., Hsieh, P., Kelly, P. A., Carchedi, L., Gibson, J., Haidet, P., Koles, P., Pershern, L., Schatte, D., Talley, B., Wolf, D. & Thompson, B., Jan 1 2020, In : Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 32, 1, p. 82-90 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

learning
medical student
small group
health science
factor analysis

What Women Want: Factors Impacting Contraceptive Satisfaction in Privately Insured Women

Sittig, K. R., Weisman, C. S., Lehman, E. & Chuang, C. H., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Women's Health Issues.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Contraceptive Agents
contraceptive
Contraception
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
1 Citation (Scopus)
Health Expenditures
Contraceptive Agents
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Intrauterine Devices
Contraception

An Analysis of Recruitment Efficiency for an End-of-Life Advance Care Planning Randomized Controlled Trial

Stewart, R. R., Dimmock, A. E. F., Green, M., Van Scoy, L., Schubart, J. R., Yang, C., Farace, E., Bascom, R. & Levi, B., Jan 1 2019, In : American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 36, 1, p. 50-54 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Advance Care Planning
Terminal Care
Randomized Controlled Trials
Research
Research Personnel

Anticancer Therapy at the End of Life: Lessons From a Community Cancer Institute

Sivendran, S., Lynch, S., McNaughton, C., Wong, R., Svetec, S., Moore, J. H., Holliday, R., Oyer, R. A. & Newport, K., Jan 1 2019, In : Journal of Palliative Care.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neoplasms
Terminal Care
Hematologic Neoplasms
Therapeutics
Hospitalization

A patient-centered path to address diabetes: protocol for a study on the impact of obesity counseling

Kraschnewski, J. L., Kong, L., Francis, E., Yeh, H. C., Bryce, C., Poger, J. & Lehman, E., Apr 2019, In : Journal of medical Internet research. 21, 4, e12054.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Counseling
Obesity
Health
Insurance Carriers
Weight Loss

Associations between obesity severity and medical comorbidities for children with obesity in low intensity hospital intervention

Tsao-Wu, M., Williams, R. J., Hendy, H. M. & Novick, M. B., Nov 1 2019, In : Obesity Research and Clinical Practice. 13, 6, p. 555-560 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pediatric Obesity
Comorbidity
Obesity
Research
Exercise
2 Citations (Scopus)

Barriers to compliance with emergency department discharge instructions: lessons learned from patients’ perspectives

Schenhals, E., Haidet, P. & Kass, L., Jan 24 2019, In : Internal and Emergency Medicine. 14, 1, p. 133-138 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hospital Emergency Service
Compliance
Interviews
Primary Health Care
Decision Making

Activities 2017 2020

  • 2 Invited talk