Studying at the Department of Internal Medicine

The Department of Internal Medicine offers basic degree-level education, further and supplementary education, and doctoral training.

The basic education provided by the Department is arranged during the beginning stage of a medical student’s transition to clinic work as well as half a year before the student receives their licentiate of medicine degree. After a student has completed their basic education-level courses in internal medicine, they will be able to write case records and formulate any necessary follow-up and treatment plans. In addition, each student must be able to identify when a physician should guide a patient from outpatient care to follow-up studies or hospital care.

We strive to arrange our educational activities in a manner that is as practically oriented as possible. Our seminar teaching is based on patient cases, and during practical work weeks, our students are provided with the opportunity to act as clinicians in a supervised setting in a so-called mini hospital (a 2-week ward period during which students care for their own patients under the guidance of a clinical teacher) and in teaching outpatient clinics.

The aim of the Department of Internal Medicine’s further and supplementary education is to train skilled internal medicine specialists and/or physicians who specialise in the different areas of internal medicine, such as endocrinologists, gastroenterologists, haematologists, infectious disease specialists, cardiologists, nephrologists and rheumatologists. The Department features 17 specialist tracks in all as well as an additional nine fixed-term specialist training posts for the different areas of internal medicine and four fixed-term posts for cardiology specialist training.

The Department’s further and supplementary education activities also aim to allow all physicians who are interested in scientific research to complete a Doctor of Medical Science degree.