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April 11-13, 2019
Internal Medicine Meeting 2019
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Internal medicine is the medical specialty that focuses on the care of adult patients, and 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.
Although this definition seems fairly straightforward, it does not fully capture the breadth and richness of internal medicine as a medical discipline or the degree of its importance in our health care system.
Internal medicine is the world’s largest medical specialty, with nearly 200,000 internists practicing in the United States. Clinically, internal medicine physicians practice in an extremely wide range of roles and settings:
Despite these widely varied activities and roles, the specialty is unified by a shared set of basic principles exemplified by the discipline's founder, Sir William Osler, that form the foundation of internal medicine practice:
Thus, internal medicine is perhaps best defined by its unique approach to medicine and its ‘scientific attitude’, rather than by a specific group of patients being cared for, the practice setting, or research activity being pursued.