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I don't think that internal medicine is going over a cliff yet. The ACP is trying to advocate for its members, like every other medical specialty society. Although I am a specialist whose interests conflict with ACP, I still belong to the latter because I think the organization an important voice for the public and the profession. www.MDWhistleblower.blogspot.com
Well, I love the field of internal medicine and can see the decline in this specialty in my country ( I'm from India) and appreciate your pain. People seem to be forgetting that IM is a specialty--in itself. For many it's a stepping stone to careers in one of the many specialties. A couple of years Dr. Nancy Lee Haris wrote this in NEJM when taking over as the editor of Case Records of Massachusetts General Hospital" Now, at the turn of the 21st century, advances in diagnostic techniques mean that very few cases are real diagnostic mysteries. Furthermore, advances in treatment methods mean that physicians are now more focused on formulating appropriate treatment plans than they are on formulating differential diagnoses. These changes in the practice of medicine mean that cases involving diagnostic mysteries suitable for the traditional CPCs are becoming more and more esoteric and less relevant to practice."Is the illusion that there is nothing that can't be diagnosed with technology going to knock down this specialty ? Or, following computer printed protocols be an extension of evidence based medicine ?
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