DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL MEDECINE
Internal medicine/ general medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis, and
treatment of adult diseases. Physicians specializing in internal medicine are called internists. or
physicians. Internists are skilled in the management of patients who have undifferentiated or multisystem disease processes. Internists care for hospitalized and ambulatory patients and may play a major
role in teaching and research.
Because internal medicine patients are often seriously ill or require complex investigations, internists do
much of their work in hospitals. Internists often have subspecialty interests in diseases affecting
particular organs or organ system.