The European Board of Internal Medicine (EBIM), formed jointly by the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM) and the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) Section of Internal Medicine, is in the process of developing a European curriculum in internal medicine. The main purpose is to facilitate the harmonization of internal medicine training and qualification at the European level. The EBIM Curriculum Committee, which is responsible for constructing and drafting the curriculum, comprises 4 representatives from EFIM, 3 from the UEMS Section of Internal Medicine and 2 from the Young Internists Assembly.

The European Board of Internal Medicine Curriculum Committee are:

  • Rijk Gans (UEMS Section of Internal Medicine, Chair),
  • ​Clare Higgens (UEMS Section of Internal Medicine),
  • Runolfur Palsson (UEMS Section of Internal Medicine),
  • Maria Domenica Cappellini (EFIM),
  • Jan Willem Elte (EFIM),
  • Werner Bauer (EFIM, President of EBIM),
  • Ion Bruckner (EFIM),
  • Mark Cranston (Young Internists Assembly)
  • Monique Slee-Valentijn (Young Internists Assembly). 

Progress report on the activities of the EBIM can be downloaded here
Download the European Curriculum here.

To download the presentations following the European Internal Medicine Curriculum Meeting on 11 December please see list below:

EBIM Curriculum meeting 2014

Relevant EFIM Publications

Medical and surgical co-management – A strategy of improving the quality and outcomes of perioperative care

Author(s): Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevicia,low asterisk,'Correspondence information about the author Carmen Fierbinţeanu-BraticeviciEmail the author Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevici, Matthias Raspeb, Alin Liviu Predac, Evija Livčāned,Email the author Evija Livčāne,
Date:15 November 2018

Hospital ambulatory medicine: A leading strategy for Internal Medicine in Europe

Author(s): Xavier Corbellaa,low asterisk,'Correspondence information about the author Xavier CorbellaEmail the author Xavier Corbella, Vasco Barretob, Stefano Bassettic, Monica Bivold, Pietro Castellinoe, Evert-Jan de Kruijff, Francesco Dentalig, Mine Durusu-Tanriöv
Date:14 April 2018

What is the role of general internists in the tertiary or academic setting?

Author(s): Mine Durusu Tanriovera,low asterisk,'Correspondence information about the author Mine Durusu TanrioverEmail the author Mine Durusu Tanriover, Shirley Rigbyb, L. Harry van Hulsteijnc, Faustino Ferreirad, Narcisso Oliveirad, Petra-Maria Schumm-Draegere, Fra
Date:1 December 2014


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The principal objectives of EFIM is to promote internal medicine on a scientificn educational, ethical and professional level and to support internists in provinging better care for patients throughout Europe.

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The specialty of internal medicine covers a wide range of conditions affecting the internal organs of the body. Although some diseases specifically affect individual organs, the majority of common diseases. The internist must then be trained to recognise and manage a broad range of diseases and, with the aging population, many patients with chronic and multiple disorders.

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