IMIG – Internal Medicine Interest Group


Co-Presidents Thomas King & Ryanne Lehenaff
Co-Treasurers Ethan Holland & Abheek Raviprasad
Faculty Advisor Dianne Goede, M.D.

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. We are excited to bring you a great year of lunch meetings, special events, and educational workshops through the IMIG to engage and equip you in your pursuit of medicine. To that end, we will work to facilitate:

  • Mentorship opportunities through mixers with internal medicine doctors/residents and organizing one-on-one meetings with faculty and residents
  • Skills-based workshops on skills such as how to insert inserting IVs and performing EKGs
  • Grand rounds-style case presentations
  • Lunch meetings on topics such as preparing for residency (with 4th-year medical student panelists), internal medicine subspecialties (with Dr. Duff), and how to know if IM is right for you
  • Shadowing opportunities with internists throughout the Gainesville community

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.

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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