Internal Medicine resident's guide

Head of the Teaching Unit:
Ricard Comet Mt.

tutors:
Sonia Calzado Isbert, Ana Granados Maturano, Mª Begoña Marí Alfonso, M. Carmen Navarro Sáez, Gemma Vidal Cusidó

Contact:
93 745 82 52/93 723 10 10 ext. 21990
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Accredited places: 5 per year

MEF Program Summary

The specialty

Internal Medicine is a core medical specialty, eminently hospital, which proposes a comprehensive approach to all health problems of the individual.

It is characterized by being an eminently clinical discipline. That is, it starts from the anamnesis and physical examination to guide the patient's diagnostic and therapeutic process.
The comprehensive approach to all health problems that characterize the care work of internists makes them especially useful to care for multi-pathological patients, patients with "transversal" processes that affect multiple organs or systems (infectious, autoimmune, or metabolic diseases) or patients with nonspecific symptoms requiring a diagnostic approach.


Service Description

The Internal Medicine Service treats patients admitted to hospital, day hospital patients, outpatient clinics of different types (general, rapid diagnosis, vascular risk factors or systemic autoimmune diseases), interconsultations in surgical areas and patients cared for in home hospitalization.

Additionally, Internal Medicine residents are trained in Infectious Diseases (service with hospitalization, day hospital and specific outpatient consultations) and Geriatrics (unit with hospitalization and specific outpatient consultation).

Service Structure

Direction of the Internal Medicine Service and coordination of hospitalization: J.Oristrell.
Coordinator of the Home Hospitalization Unit: A. Mujal.
Coordination of the external consultation of the Internal Medicine Service: G.Vidal.
Resident tutors: Sonia Calzado Isbert, Ana Granados Maturano, Mª Begoña Marí Alfonso, M. Carmen Navarro Sáez, Gemma Vidal Cusidó
Coordinator of the line of work in Autoimmune Diseases. C.Tolosa.
Coordinator of the line of work in Heart Failure: R.Jordana.
Coordination of line of work in complex chronic patients and venous thromboembolic disease: G.Vidal.
Surgical support: B. Marí and A.Granados.

Professionals

The Service is made up of 11 specialist doctors on staff and 15 residents in training.