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The field of internal medicine presents a vast number of career
opportunities for people with diverse personalities and interests.
It can be daunting for a medical student to navigate the field and
its subspecialties alone. The Internal Medicine Interest Group
(IMIG) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (CUSOM)
aims to guide our classmates through the maze of career paths
within internal medicine in hopes of helping some of them find a
treasured career as an internist upon completion of their
The IMIG at the CUSOM strives to bring internal medicine and its
subspecialties to life for our classmates by creating opportunities
to learn more about what it is like to be an internal medicine
physician. We traditionally kick off the academic year with an
introductory lecture, giving an overview of internal medicine and
the general road to becoming an internist. Every month or two we
host lectures with topics ranging from "A Day in the Life" to
patient cases to "How to Prevent Burnout." Other events we organize
include field trips. We arrange visitations to places, such as the
cardiac catheterization lab, where students can encounter
procedures that they have heard about in lecture. Our group also
runs a shadowing program, allowing students to work closely with a
physician in the subspecialty of their choice. One of our biggest
events is an annual career fair held in April. More than 30
physicians and residents are brought in to sit down and talk to
students in a casual environment with food and refreshments
provided. It is a wonderful opportunity for students to talk
one-on-one with people from each of the internal medicine
Each year, the IMIG leadership is passed down to the next
graduating class. We maintain communication between leadership
groups from year to year to ensure that things transition smoothly.
Additionally, we have a Gmail account for the group that is used to
coalesce all useful documents-meeting minutes, past surveys, "how
to" documents for booking rooms and ordering food, and so
forth-into one central location to be passed on from year to year.
We recently changed our leadership structure to divide
responsibilities so that different people oversee specific aspects
of our programming, such as lectures, field trips, shadowing, and
the career fair. In addition to these roles, we have two
co-presidents that oversee operations. The IMIG at the CUSOM has
been fortunate to have a very supportive team of advisors who are
always available to offer ideas and advice and to provide their
network connections to make our events possible. We also work
closely with the Colorado Chapter of ACP. Larry Feinberg, MD, FACP,
the current governor of the Colorado Chapter, has given several
talks for the IMIG, attends some of our meetings, and works with us
to ease the financial burden for students wishing to attend
conferences. We continually encourage our classmates to attend ACP
conferences and events and hope that our relationship with the ACP
will continue to grow in the coming years.
Nicole Nghiem, Class of 2014
2011-2012 IMIG President
July 2012 Issue of IMpact
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