The Department of Medicine is one of the largest clinical departments at JIPMER, in terms of volume of patient care services, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, and faculty strength. The Department is located on the third floor of the old hospital building. Its faculty members have diverse areas of interest and expertise, including cardiology, gastroenterology, nephrology, hematology, intensive care, geriatrics, rheumatology, infectious diseases, and clinical toxicology. The faculty takes pride in teaching the undergraduates. The postgraduate program of the Department is unique; it offers a balanced clinical experience in all subspecialties of internal medicine. The Department undertakes clinical research in the form of funded, collaborative research projects and postgraduate dissertations. In the recent past, the Department has also nurtured the development of subspecialty departments such as Nephrology, Clinical Immunology, Endocrinology, and Gastroenterology.