HISTORY

The European School of Internal Medicine (ESIM) was born in 1998 from a proposal from the Spanish Society of Internal Medicine. The primary goal was to promote good quality continuous medical education for young internists from EFIM member societies. The second one was to make the School a meeting point for European residents – a place for exchange and friendship. Throughout the years, the academic format of a one week course has remained the same with interactive seminars, case presentations and workshops, with a social programme mid-week and in the evenings. 

Over the years, the Summer School has been held in Spain (Prof. J. Merino, 1998-2005), Portugal (Dr. A.M. Baptista, 2006-2008), United Kingdom (Dr. C. Davidson, 2009-2011), Turkey (Prof. E. Akalin, 2012-2013), Italy (Prof. N. Montano, 2014-2016), The Netherlands (Prof. R. Gans, since 2017). 

From 2011 two ESIM courses per year were started, with the first Winter School taking place in Switzerland (Prof. V. Briner, 2011-2014), then moving to Lavia (Dr. I. Ruža, 2015-2017), Finland (Prof. R. Kaaja and Dr. K.Pettersson-Fernholm, since 2018).

ESIM School is an outstanding educational activity for European Young Internists form EFIM member countries. The participants of the School are young doctors who are towards the end of their training in Internal Medicine. They are selected and sponsored by their national societies to attend the School, usually 40 – 50 each year with 20 – 25 countries being represented. As a result of the School’s activities since 1998, more than 1500 residents have passed through the European School and they now form the basis of the growing Young Internists network being developed by the Federation. You can find more in web:

http://www.efim.org/young-internists

https://www.facebook.com/efiminternists/  

https://www.facebook.com/groups/158107447541885/ 

Tailored to continue the educational activities of EFIM, to fill the gap in Internal Medicine postgraduate training for Early in Career internists in Europe and to promote the clinical and non-clinical education mix with networking opportunities in a small-scale course, the European Advanced School of Internal Medicine (EASIM) format was designed and prepared to be launched in November 2018 in Riga, Latvia under the Directorship of Dr. Ieva Ruža. 

You are cordially invited!

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