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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That’s a countercultural sentiment at the FDA, where Dr. Gottlieb, who has also practiced internal medicine, was a deputy commissioner from 2005-07. Kate Bachelder Odell, WSJ, "When Medical Innovation Meets Politics," 24 Aug. 2018 Doctors specializing in internal medicine had average annual compensation of $260,000. Melissa Korn, WSJ, "NYU Makes Tuition Free for All Medical Students," 16 Aug. 2018 About 40 hospitals and academic medical centers now offer fellowships, often one-year long, for those who have completed training in family or internal medicine. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "Why hospitalists are the fastest growing medical specialty. And why you've likely already met one.," 30 Mar. 2018 The training used to draw about 30 doctors, mostly internal medicine and family medicine physicians. Catherine Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, "As opioid crisis grows, medical schools bolster addiction training," 2 June 2018 Willie Talbert, 26, from Baton Rouge, is also headed out of state to study internal medicine at the University of Nebraska Omaha. Maria Clark,, "The looming budget crisis in Louisiana could leave us with fewer doctors," 17 Mar. 2018 AniCura offers preventive and basic health care but also advanced diagnostics, internal medicine, intensive care, surgery and orthopedics. Ben Dummett, WSJ, "Mars Expands Pet-Care Business With Purchase of Veterinary Firm AniCura," 11 June 2018 The bulk of the funds — $450 million — will be devoted to oncology, inflammation and immunology, rare disease, internal medicine, and vaccines. Ed Silverman, STAT, "Pharmalittle: Philippine official blames deaths on Sanofi dengue vaccine; Pfizer wants you to know it still invests in neuroscience," 6 June 2018 The boy’s father, an internal medicine doctor at Baylor College of Medicine, had appeared at congressional hearings lobbying for the boy’s return. Gabrielle Banks, Houston Chronicle, "Jury returns split verdict in international kidnapping case involving Houston boy," 25 May 2018

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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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