The term ‘Young Internist’ refers to doctors in training in Internal Medicine and to doctors in the early years of their senior posts. Ideally those taking positions as sub-committee members and national representatives will be involved for a minimum of two years to ensure continuity within the organization.


Structure of the Assembly of Young Internists

The Assembly of Young Internists is composed of one representative from each EFIM member society. Each EFIM member society decides how to select their Young Internist representative, yet should preferably select a representative involved in Young Internist activities within the member country.

The Assembly meets in conjunction with the Administrative Council. The activities of the Assembly are co-ordinated by the Young Internists sub-committee reporting to the EFIM Executive Committee. The Young Internist representative from each member society attends EFIM Administrative Council as a non-voting observer.

Assembly photo credit: Kimmo Koivula (Finland)


These are the Young Internist representatives on the Assembly:

Belgium Gil Verschelden:
Czech Republic Jan Škrha:
Estonia Kadri Väljataga:
Finland Tuomas Aro:
France Thibault Fraisse:
Germany Anne Bingel:
Greece  (Internal Medicine Society of Greece) Eleni Karlafti:
Iceland Páll Guðjónsson
Israel Dor Lotan:
Italy (SIMI) Donatella Padula: 

(FADOI) Ombretta Para:

Latvia Valdis Ģībietis:
The Netherlands Jelle Zwaag:
North Macedonia Andrijana Gacovski
Norway Maren Glomsrød:
Poland Tomasz Imiela:
Portugal Antonio Novais:
Romania Caterina Delcea:
Russia Elena Belousova
Slovakia Marek Felšöci:
Spain Gemma Ortiz:
Sweden Sara Lindberg:
Switzerland Ewelina Biskup:
Turkey Oğuz Uyaroğlu
United Kingdom (RCP) Mark Lander:

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Date:14 April 2018

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Author(s): Mine Durusu Tanriovera, Shirley Rigby, L. Harry van Hulsteijn, Faustino Ferreira, Narcisso Oliveira, Petra-Maria Schumm-Draeger
Date:1 December 2014

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What is EFIM?

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

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What is internal medicine?

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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