Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG)

The Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) is dedicated to providing information and resources to students in the College of Medicine about pursuing a career in Internal Medicine. Members will meet with physicians in this diverse field and learn about their careers.

The group holds student interest meetings, hosts guest speakers, and organizes education workshops (such as how to read an ECG). The main objective of the group is to expose students to the field of Internal Medicine and provide them with resources to pursue Internal Medicine.

What is an “Internist”?

 Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness.

 There are general internists who deal with whatever medical problem a patient has. The illnesses they treat are not limited to one organ system. They are experts in diagnosis, in treatment of chronic illness, and in health promotion and disease prevention.

Other internists subspecialize. Subspecialties of Internal Medicine include:

  •  Allergy and Immunology (immune system)
  • Cardiovascular Disease (heart and vascular system)
  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism (diabetes and other glandular and metabolic disorders)
  • Gastroenterology (gastrointestinal system, liver, and gall bladder)
  • Transplant Hepatology
  • Hematology (blood)
  • Infectious Disease (bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic infections)
  • Nephrology (kidneys)
  • Oncology (cancer)
  • Pulmonary Disease (lungs and respiratory system)
  • Rheumatology (joints and musculoskeletal system)