Institute:Office of National Coordinator (ONC) Workforce Training Curriculum
Component:Introduction to Health Care and Public Health in the U.S.
Unit:Delivering Health Care - Part 2
Lecture:Outpatient Primary and Secondary Care
Slide content:General Internal Medicine Doctors of internal medicine (also known as internists ) Focus on adult medicine Special study and training focusing on the prevention and treatment of adult diseases. Can be called upon to act as consultants to other physicians 6
Slide notes:Doctors of general internal medicine, another medical specialty, are known as internists. Internists focus on adult medicine, and after graduating from medical school, spend at least three more years in advanced training in how to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases of adulthood. They also help to take care of patients with complex, multiple, or chronic issues. Internists are also referred to as the doctors doctor, because they can be called upon to act as consultants to other physicians to help solve puzzling diagnostic problems. 6