Why modern internists should be also researchers?

Published: 20 January 2017
Author(s): Marco Zuin, Gianluca Rigatelli, Giuseppe Del Favero, Loris Roncon
Issue: January 2017

Internal Medicine has drastically changed over the last years. Similarly, medical education has undergone significant changes, especially after the introduction of simulation- based medical teaching and learning. Nevertheless, internal medicine has maintained some peculiar aspects. The teaching of semiology and clinical methodology, especially in University hospitals, the academic discussions, and the teaching of applied clinical practice remain the fundamental tools of this field of medicine, which represent the basis of every doctors, independently from future specializations [1].