What does a Medicine do?

Internal medicine physicians employ non-surgical methods and procedures to diagnose and treat patients’ medical conditions. They consult with patients to understand their symptoms and health concerns and diagnose and treat acute illnesses including bacterial or viral infections and chronic diseases and conditions including hypertension, heart disease, or diabetes. They prescribe or administer medication, therapy, and other specialized medical care to treat or prevent illness, disease, or injury. They administer immunizations, explain procedures, and discuss test results or prescribed treatments with patients.

Internal medicine physicians maintain detailed patient notes and write patient referrals when necessary. They research the testing and development of new medications, treatment methods, or procedures to prevent or control illness, disease, or injury. Internal medicine physicians need a doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathic medicine degree, three-to-seven years of internship and clinical residency training, specialization in internal medicine, and successful completion of the internal medicine certification examination, and certification by the board of internal medicine.

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Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

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£50,338 /yr
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Not including cash compensation
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American Family CareAmerican Family Care
Internal Medicine Physician
14 Feb 2021

“Clinic was new and close to home”

CA Article Assistant
9 Jun 2021

“None of any reasons are good”

Mayo ClinicMayo Clinic
Resident - Internal Medicine
24 Apr 2021

“Good work life balance for residents”

CA Articled Assistant
3 Mar 2021

“Good pay as per experience”

IM Manager
17 Jun 2019

“Limited career development opportunities for senior leaders”

St. Joseph's Hospital Health CenterSt. Joseph's Hospital Health Center
Internal Medicine Physician
23 Oct 2019

“Fair good work life balance”

SKP GroupSKP Group
CA Article
25 Jul 2020

“Good work life balance”

Gandhi Minocha & Co.
Ca Articleship
16 Dec 2020

“Relevant Skill Development”

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