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The Korean Association of Internal Medicine (KAIM) was established on 15th December 1945. The founding committee was composed of 10 doctors. The initial name of KAIM was Chosun Association of Internal Medicine and was changed to KAIM on 15th August 1948. The inaugural meeting was held on 23th December 1948 in Kyongsong Imperial University Hospital with 50 members. First annual congress was held in 16th November 1947.

Since 1964, annual congress was held twice in Spring (in Seoul) and Autumn (in other Province). The official journal of KAIM was launched in 1st October 1949. First four Internal Medicine Specialists were certified in 1952. In 1960, first examination for Internal Medicine Specialist was performed and 12 doctors passed the examination.
The number of member of KAIM is 19,450 in 2017 and official journal (Korean Journal of Internal Medicine; KJIM) is listed as SCIE journal from 2014. The impact factor of KJIM is 1.729 in 2016.

2017
  • - The Homepage was renewed.
  • - Korean Journal of Internal Medicine receives record high impact factor (1.729).
2014
  • - The Korean Journal of Internal Medicine(KJIM) selected for coverage in the Thomson Reuters products: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)
  • - The 32nd World Congress of Internal Medicine(WCIM) to be held (October 24~28, 2014)
2008

- 32nd World Congress of Internal Medicine is to be organized in 2014 in Seoul

2002

- Becomes International Society of Internal Medicine member

1994

- The English journal ‘The Korean Journal of Internal Medicine’ registered on the Index Medicus

1992
  • - Korea Research Foundation of Internal Medicine established
  • - Divisional medical specialist system initiated
1986

- KAIM’s English journal, The Korean Journal of Internal Medicine’s inaugural issue published

1981

- Cheongram Research Fund initiated to promote research in internal medicine field

1952

- Medical specialist system adopted- four specialists produced

1949

- Inaugural issue of Korea Journal of Internal Medicine published

1947

- First KAIM scholastic forum held

1945

- Korea Association of Internal Medicine founded


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