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News 30/01/2024 - 13:51

Prof. Werner Bauer EFIM President (2008 - 2010) passed away on 27 January

We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Prof. Werner Bauer, key figure in the history and development of (EFIM). Prof. Bauer served as EFIM President from 2008 to 2010 and played an instrumental role in shaping the Federation into what it is today.
Prof. Bauer was actively involved with the European Board of Internal Medicine and worked on launching the European Curriculum in Internal Medicine and actively served EFIM Executive Committee between 2006 - 2012.

News 04/01/2024 - 15:32

EFIM Exchange Porgramme 2024 is open!

We are more than pleased to inform you that EFIM Exchange programme is open for 2024 applications.
Each society may send one application per country. The top 10 applicants will be selected by the EFIM Executive Committee to be supported with 1000 EUR bursary given by EFIM and FDIME.
The rest of the applicants are more than welcome to participate in the Exchange programme with the support of the national society.

Deadline to submit the applications is 31 January 2024.

Survey 04/12/2023 - 13:23

Telemedicine WG Survey

EFIM Telemedicine, Innovative Technologies and Digital Health WG is excited to announce the launch of a comprehensive survey as an ongoing commitment to advancing healthcare through innovation and digital transformation.

We invite you to participate in this survey, which aims to gather perspectives and opinions on the current landscape of telemedicine, innovative technologies, and digital health within the healthcare industry.
Your input will contribute significantly to our understanding of the challenges, opportunities, and best practices in these evolving fields.



The European Journal of Internal Medicine (EJIM) is the official journal of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM), and is the leading journal for the European internist, covering all aspects of internal medicine.  EJCRIM is an online free access journal The Journal’s mission is to promote the best medical practice and innovation in the field of acute and general medicine.

European Journal of Internal Medicine
Case Reports in Internal Medicine



The European Congress of Internal Medicine, ECIM is held yearly and offers great opportunities for learning and sharing successful experiences in internal medicine as well as networking with peers. ECIM brings together leaders in education and research from the world of Internal Medicine and provide an invaluable opportunity to shape the future of Internal Medicine. 

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Educational activities

EFIM is committed to providing continuing education for internists through the schools, EFIM congresses, Journals, Exchange Programme, postgraduate  training  and  continuous  professional development that help to deliver high-quality education in Internal Medicine.

EFIM Exchange Programme
EU Curriculum in Internal Medicine

Relevant EFIM Publications

Telemedicine in internal medicine: A statement by the European Federation of Internal Medicine

Author(s): Pietrantonio Filomena, Kuhn Sebastian, K ̈arberg Kati, Leung Tiffany, Said-Criado Ismael, on behalf of the EFIM Telemedicine, Innovative Technologies and Digital Health Working Group
Date:9 March 2023

Competences of internal medicine specialists for the management of patients with multimorbidity. EFIM multimorbidity working group position

Author(s): M Bernabeu-Wittel, O Para, J Voicehovska, R Gómez-Huelgas, J Václavík, E Battegay, M Holecki, B.C. van Munster
Date:18 January 2023

Community-acquired pneumonia – An EFIM guideline critical appraisal adaptation for internists

Author(s): Ahmet Gorkem Era, Alberto Antonio Romero Alonsob, Ignacio Marin- Leonc, Abdullah Sayinerd, Stefano Bassettie, Kutay Demirkanf, Patrick Lacorg, Hartmut Lodeh, Wiktoria Lesniaki, Mine Durusu Tanrioverj, Ali Fuat Kalyoncuk, Nicol ́as Merchantel, Serhat Unal
Date:8 December 2022

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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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