Internal Medicine Interest Group is an organization committed to empowering student physicians with the experience, connections, and skill set necessary for a career in a wide variety of medical specialties. Through volunteer opportunities, shadowing opportunities, networking events, and skill workshops, this organization’s primary goal is to equip each and every ACOM student with what it takes to find success within the field of internal medicine and its many sub-specialties.
Pulmonary/Critical Care Committee:
The goal of the Pulmonary/Critical Care Committee is to be a resource for members of IMIG and the ACOM student body so they can be better informed about the opportunities this field has to offer. Southeast Health has a large ICU with over 20 beds. Since patients do not regularly follow up with their primary physician, their disease progresses to a state that requires hospitalization and, more often than not, critical care. Houston County also has a large population of patients with numerous pulmonary issues ranging from Asthma to COPD. The goal is to let students know that these two fields are very important and relevant not only across the country but especially in the Dothan community.
The goal of the Pathology Committee is to get students and members of IMIG excited about Pathology. Although it is not as fast paced as Emergency Medicine or Surgery, it is still ever changing and no specimen will look exactly like the other. Pathology can provide vital information in diagnosing a patient, and we want student to be encouraged to learn more about it outside of what we see in class.
Sports Medicine/Rheumatology Committee:
The goal of the Sports Medicine/Rheumatology Committee is to provide IMIG members and ACOM students with resources and knowledge about these two specialties. We strive to highlight the highly collaborative relationship between Internal Medicine, PMR, Family Medicine, and Sports Medicine/Rheumatology fellowships and foster interest through guest clinical physicians, informative meetings, community outreach, and 4th year mentorship.
The goal of the GI Committee is to provide IMIG members as well as ACOM students more exposure to the Internal Medicine sub-specialty field of Gastroenterology through community outreach events, guest speakers, journal clubs, and informational meetings on how to become a GI physicians.
The goal of the Cardiology Committee is to provide IMIG members and ACOM students with exposure to the sub-specialty of Cardiology through group events, guest speakers, and informational meetings. The group volunteers at the Ark and holds talks on ways to minimize risk factors for heart attacks and other cardiac emergencies. The committee also hold informational meeting to discuss IM match data, residency tips, and strategies for getting the appropriate fellowship after residency.
The goal of the Hematology/Oncology Committee is to provide IMIG members and ACOM students with exposure to the sub-specialty of Hematology and Oncology through group events, guest speakers, and informational meetings.