We Are General Internists

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Benjamin Chen MD

Abstract

The Canadian Society of Internal Medicine (CSIM) achieved a key milestone in December 2010: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) recognition of general internal medicine (GIM) as a distinct subspecialty. Much more work has been done since then, such as developing objectives of training for a new 2-year GIM training program, and additional challenges remain, for example, upgrading training programs across the country, developing a GIM examination for the new RCPSC Certificate in GIM, and attracting the best and brightest into careers in GIM. But it is clear that GIM in Canada has entered an exciting new era. Regular readers of this journal will appreciate that these successes have been through the tireless efforts of many general internists over many years.
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