What is IMSANZ?
IMSANZ represents over 700 Consultant Physicians and trainees in Internal Medicine (also known as General Medicine or General and Acute Care Medicine) within Australia and New Zealand. The Society provides a mechanism for developing the academic and professional profile of general medicine and seeks to advocate for, and sponsor the educational training, research and workforce requirements of general internal medicine. IMSANZ is a separate and freestanding body but is closely aligned with and works in harmony with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). This is especially relevant for our trainees in General and Acute Care Medicine who are the most rapidly growing group within the RACP.
IMSANZ recently introduced Associate Membership for Acute Medicine Allied Health Workers practicing in general medicine, acute medicine or chronic disease, not meeting the membership criteria under other rules. We also have established links with similar organisations for general physicians in Europe, England, Canada and America.
What does IMSANZ do?
IMSANZ is the professional specialist society that supports and advances the practice of general internal medicine (GIM) along with practice in the areas of acute medicine and chronic disease management.
IMSANZ provides a focus for general physicians with a broad range of skills and experience to meet in a collaborative forum and maintain skills and knowledge essential to their chosen field of general internal medicine.
The society provides a mechanism for developing the academic and professional profile and culture of general physicians, and seeks to articulate, advocate for, and sponsor the educational, training, research and workforce requirements of general internal medicine.
Since its inception, IMSANZ has publicised these issues in the production of training guidelines, policy documents, newsletters, and journal articles. It has also set up databases containing information on the geographic distribution, skills base, academic interests, and specialty affiliations of the general physician membership.