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Internal Medicine

INTERNAL MEDICINE

Internal medicine physicians, or internists, 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. They are usually the doctors to whom most people go first irrespective of the problems they are having, whether it is a problem with their skin, eyes, ears, reproductive organs or nervous system. Internal medicine physicians also provide wellness and disease prevention goals and management of mental health problems to their patients. The term internal medicine has been derived from the German term innere medizin, this term became very popular in late 19th century to describe the physicians who combined the science of the laboratory with the care of patients. In early 20th century many American doctors studied medicine in Germany and brought this medical field to the United States. Thus, the name "internal medicine" was adopted.

FUTURE PROSPECTS IN INTERNAL MEDICINE

Practicing internal medicine develop the art of effective communication and longitudinal relationships with patients. Internal medicine physicians enjoy diversity in their patient population, the variety of opportunities a career in internal medicine provides is unparalleled. Internal medicine physicians have many options to choose from, and most importantly, these choices can evolve as their career matures. Either they can remain a general practitioner or become a specialist through fellowship training.

ELIGIBILITY

Internal medicine is the postgraduate level education and can be pursued only after the completion of MBBS. So the steps involved in the process of becoming an internist are as follows-

  • First of all students are required to pass 10+2 with Physics, Chemistry and Biology subjects.
  • To take admission in MBBS programme, students are required to appear the entrance test namely NEET
  • Earn MBBS degree from a well-recognized medical institution.
  • Appear the entrance tests like JIPMER PG, AIIMS PG, NEET PG for taking admission in MD/MS course.
  • Choose internal medicine as a specialization in MD/MS.
  • Candidates seeking admission in doctorate level course, are selected on the basis of performance in the qualifying examination and entrance exam. Various Institutions conduct their own entrance test for admission doctoral level courses.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

Human values and humanities don’t come with educational degrees. Though these doctors deal with humans at their most crucial stages so they should possess certain qualities like patience, politeness, ability to build harmonious relationship with their patients, strong ethics, service mentality, self-motivation, understanding etc.

JOB AREAS

  • Government Hospitals
  • Private Hospitals
  • Own Health Care clinic
  • Research centres
  • Medical Health Centre
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Medical Shop

TOP MEDICAL COLLEGES FOR INTERNAL MEDICINE

  • AIIMS, Delhi
  • Armed Forces Medical College, Pune
  • Christian Medical College, Vellore
  • JIPMER, Puducherry
  • Kasturba Medical College, Manipal
  • Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi
  • Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi
  • Grant Medical College, Mumbai
  • St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore
  • Madras Medical College, Chennai

BEST BOOKS FOR INTERNAL MEDICINE

  • Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine
  • Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine
  • API Textbook of Medicine
  • Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine Self-Assessment and Board Review
  • Harrison’s Manual of Medicine
  • Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine
  • Physical Diagnosis A Textbook Of Symptoms & Physical Signs
  • Practical Medicine