A career as a consultant in general internal medicine is varied, challenging, and rewarding. Consultants in medicine manage a wide range of acute and long-term medical conditions and symptoms. They are experts in diagnostic reasoning, dealing with uncertainty, and managing comorbidities. Consultants specialising in general internal medicine need expert knowledge of a wide range of common acute disorders and often have to manage seriously ill patients with undifferentiated or multi-system disease processes. Sub-specialisation in general medicine is in one of the following areas:

    Acute medicine
    Cardiology and the Cardiovascular system
    Clinical Immunology
    Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
    Endocrinology and Diabetes
    Gastroenterology and Hepatology
    Genio-urinary medicine
    Geriatric medicine
    Infectious Diseases
    Intensive Care
    Medical Oncology
    Occupational Medicine
    Palliative Medicine
    Physical Symptoms in absence of organice disease
    Rehabilitation Medicine
    Renal Medicine
    Respiratory Medicine