IMIG – Internal Medicine Interest Group

Officers

President Nirja Shah
Co-Treasurers Joshua So, Krizia Udquim
Faculty Advisor Dianne Goede, M.D.

Welcome to the Internal Medicine Interest Group!

The mission of the Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) is to introduce and inform the UFCOM community about the field of internal medicine, both general practice and specialty branches.  As the COVID-19 pandemic winds down, we look forward to meeting all of you who are interested in this field through lunch meetings, special events, and educational workshops through the IMIG to engage and equip you in your pursuit of medicine. We plan on accomplishing our mission through:

  • Shadowing opportunities with internal medicine physicians
  • Hosting meetings with internists who specialize in the corresponding system we are learning
  • Interactive workshops on procedures such as central line placements and biopsy simulations
  • Grand rounds-style case presentations
  • Community outreach programs that increase awareness of some of the most common diseases affecting Gainesville

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 subspecialties 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.