internal medicine


Definition of internal medicine

: a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases not requiring surgery

Examples of internal medicine in a Sentence

a doctor who specializes in internal medicine

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The hospital also affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital in oncology, cardiovascular and neurosciences, and the University of Miami, offering residencies in internal medicine, emergency medicine and general surgery. Lois K. Solomon,, "Patrick Taylor, longtime leader at Holy Cross Hospital, will leave Oct. 30," 6 Sep. 2019 The new 55,000-square-foot clinic will give patients access to physicians in the fields of primary care, internal medicine, pediatrics, and obstetrics/gynecology. Chris Shelton, Houston Chronicle, "Roundups: Steakhouse opens in Kingwood, Kelsey Seybold goes vertical in Kingwood," 8 Aug. 2019 Konieczny, for example, applied to more than 200 residency positions in family medicine and internal medicine, quadruple the applicant average of 50 to 60 applications to those same specialties, many in rural areas. Perrie Briskin, Vox, "Why we should let more foreign doctors practice in America," 7 Aug. 2019 Jurczyk opened an internal medicine practice in Milwaukee. Karen Pilarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "German solider captured after the Battle of the Bulge remembered for living the American dream," 15 Aug. 2019 After receiving her medical degree from Cornell University in 1960, Dr. Barrett-Connor completed her internship and residency training in internal medicine at the University of Texas in Dallas. Karen Weintraub, New York Times, "Dr. Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, Scrutinizer of Aging, Dies at 84," 18 June 2019 The results apply to internal medicine doctors, not surgeons. Washington Post, "Shortening trainee doctor hours hasn’t harmed patients," 11 July 2019 The results apply to internal medicine doctors, not surgeons. NBC News, "Shortening trainee doctor hours hasn't harmed patients," 11 July 2019 Hanah Polotsky, a doctor of internal medicine for Kaiser Permanente Colorado, said research does not support a link between regular injections of intravenous vitamins and a healthier life. Joe Rubino, The Denver Post, "Denver’s latest health trend doesn’t involve a spin bike or juice cleanse. Instead, it’s a needle and IV bag.," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of internal medicine

1835, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of internal medicine

US : the work of a doctor who treats diseases that do not require surgery

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Medical Definition of internal medicine

: a branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of nonsurgical diseases abbreviation IM

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