IMIG – Internal Medicine Interest Group

Officers

Co-Presidents Jeffrey Chapa & Jared Freitas
Co-Treasurers Patrick Bliven & Vishal Patel

Welcome to the Internal Medicine Interest Group!

The mission of the Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) is to educate medical students about the field of internal medicine, both general practice and specialty branches. IMIG is dedicated to the concept of providing medical students with the ability to learn about internal medicine. First, the group will provide meetings geared towards general introduction to internal medicine. These meetings are meant to answer the question, “What is internal medicine really like?”. We will have faculty members and residents from general internal medicine, infectious disease, hematology-oncology, cardiology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, intensive care, and many others, come and speak about their experiences personally and clinically. Second, the group will host “Doc-in-the-Box” sessions, where attendings will present a curious and stimulating clinical case, and students will attempt to evaluate and diagnose the virtual patient. We will also hold skills labs like a first aid session with the Emergency Medicine group, central line workshop, and possibly others.

Internal Medicine Residency & Fellowship

After completing medical school, individuals wishing to become certified in Internal Medicine must complete 3 years of residency training at an ACGME-accredited program. After completing a residency in internal medicine, one is eligible for fellowships to further subspecialize in several areas. Currently, the subspecialities recognized by the American Board of Internal Medicine include:

  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Gastroenterology
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Infectious Disease
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Nephrology
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatology
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Transplant Hepatology

Shadowing Opportunities

Group members will be provided with a list of physicians open to having shadows. Students may then contact the physicians directly to set up a shadowing experience.

Grand Rounds

The Department of Medicine Grand Rounds are held Thursdays from 11:00AM – 12:00PM in C1-11. Distinguished guest lecturers and expert faculty discuss controversial topics, new research, or give reviews about core topics in Internal Medicine. In addition, every few weeks, Grand Rounds features “Great Cases” given by residents and faculty.

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