What is the Internal Medicine Review Course?
New General Internists designed this three-day course after surveying their colleagues for topics that were felt to be relevant and high-yield subject matter for Canadian Internal Medicine trainees preparing for spring exams in Internal Medicine.
Note – this course is not specifically designed for the new Canadian PGY5 “General Internal Medicine” SUBspecialty written exam offered in the Fall after PGY5 GIM training. The program is highest yield for the PGY3/4 exam of 2023.
Who can attend this course?
The course is designed with Canadian PGY3 and PGY4 residents, fellows and IMGs in Internal Medicine and its subspecialties in mind. However, PGY1s-2s will of course be welcomed. It is never too early to start preparing for your final examinations!
What topics are covered?
An overview of each aspect of Internal Medicine and its subspecialties will be undertaken by a FRCPC General Internist or fellow in that area of study. Obstetrical Medicine, Neurology, Perioperative Medicine will also be covered, as these are core competencies in Internal Medicine.
Our website has self-study modules on Clinical Epidemiology, Medical Ethics, PFTs and Quality Improvement. These highly rated tools supplement our lecture and online material.
Given the vastness of each topic, newly minted graduates of internal medicine were surveyed for input on high-yield aspects of each area of study as a means of focusing the course curriculum.
We also help prepare you for your oral exam experience. The oral examinations (OSCEs) were not held in 2020-21 due to the COVID pandemic. Anticipating return to at least virtual OSCEs in 2022, there are mock oral scenarios and over 60 physical examination videos online for your self-study. These videos are designed to refresh learners about our anatomy and the test characteristics of various physical exam maneuvers.
When is IMR 2023 taking place?
December 9-11, 2022
Where is IMR 2023 taking place?
IMR 2023 will be a virtual conference, live-streamed on a platform designed to engage the audience, with live polling and opportunities to do Q&A with your speakers, just like a live conference.
How do I register?
Click here to register for the IMR 2023 course on or after August 15, 2022!
Can you suggest additional reading or preparation?
We have created a Resources page which includes supplemental reading and helpful links.
What if I need to cancel? Can I get a refund?
Refunds less an administrative fee are obtainable up to November 15, 2022. After this date our program is non-refundable as we will have already printed and shipped your course materials.
I am a Family Physician - is this update right for me?
While our course has been taken by several allied health, such as physician assistants and MDs who are not internists, the program is targeted and highest yield for those studying for IM fellowship exams. The pace of the program is faster than most general IM conferences for this reason. While we do cover all major guideline updates, a more general program such as the McMaster IM Update may be more appropriate.
I already have my Royal College designation and intend to attend your program for my own general learning. Is your course accredited under Section 1 MOC Program?
As nearly 100% of our course attendees are in training, we have not applied for the MOC accreditation in 2022. Your course can still be logged as CME under Section 1, but would be at 0.5 credit/hours.