Please contact us with any questions and suggestions:

Frauke Weidanz (YI Chair):

Ieva Ruza (YI Secretary):

or see here for contact details of your national YI representatives.

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The following project groups are looking for interested YIs to contribute:

1. Publication of information about training programmes in different European countries on the EFIM website to facilitate movement of trainees: A lot of work has been done in gathering information on postgraduate training structures and curricula by the Competencies Working Group and EBIM. A group of YIs is compressing this into concise, practical information which will be available via our website to trainees considering working in a different EFIM member country. This will also contain practical tips on registration / licensing processes and on where to find additional, detailed information.

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2. Generic versus branded prescribing: A growing body of evidences suggests that generic drugs prescription might be a safe and cost-effective measure that might lead to a reduction in pharmaceutical expenditure. However to date there are no available data regarding the attitudes of internists towards prescribing generic drugs across Europe. The aim of the Young Internists Task Force will be to design a study aimed at exploring the trends in prescribing generic versus branded drugs in Internal Medicine wards in Europe.

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Relevant EFIM Publications

Clinical practice guidelines adaptation for internists - An EFIM methodology

Author(s): Wiktoria Leśniak, Laura Morbidoni, Dror Dicker, Ignacio Marín-León
Date:25 June 2020

The challenge of implementing Less is More medicine: A European perspective

Author(s): Omar Kherad, Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, Lina Karlafti, Margus Lember, Nathalie Van Aerde, Orvar Gunnarsson, Cristian Baicus, Miguel Bigotte Vieira, António Vaz-Carneiro, Antonio Brucato, Ivica Lazurova, Wiktoria Leśniak, Thomas Hanslik, Stephen Hewitt, Eleni Papanicolaou, Olga Boeva, Dror Dicker, Biljana Ivanovska, Pinar Yldiz, Patrick Lacor, Mark Cranston, Frauke Weidanz, Giorgio Costantino, Nicola Montano
Date:16 April 2020

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

Author(s): Carmen Fierbinţeanu-Braticevicia, Matthias Raspeb, Alin Liviu Predac, Evija Livčāned, Leonid Lazebnike, Soňa Kiňováf, Evert- Jan de Kruijfg, Radovan Hojsh, Thomas Hansliki, Mine Durusu-Tanrioverj, Francesco Dentalik, Xavier Corbellal, Pietro Castellinom, Monica Bivoln, Stefano Bassettio, Vasco Barretop, Eduardo Montero Ruizq, Luis Camposr, The Working Group on Professional Issues and Quality of Care of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM)
Date:15 November 2018

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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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