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Feature: Osmosis, an online learning tool that helps medical students “learn more, forget less”

ACP has collaborated with Osmosis to make educational content from its Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP) for Students program available on the Osmosis Med platform.

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Medical Student Perspectives: Lessons from the Samurai Warrior

Samurais inserted rejuvenating activities into daily routines to practice “unstringing” their bows. I believe this lesson of “unstringing your bow” is also the key to success as a medical student, resident, and physician.

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My Kind of Medicine: Farzanna S. Haffizulla, MD, FACP

If anyone has earned the right to add “expert on work/life balance” to her CV, it is Dr. Farzanna Haffizulla, wife and mother of four, internist, author, entrepreneur, health correspondent, leader, teacher, and motivational speaker.

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Analyzing Annals: Clinical Guideline: Urinary Incontinence

This guideline on the nonsurgical management of urinary incontinence (UI) recommends pelvic floor muscle training in women with stress UI, bladder training in women with urgency UI, and both in women with mixed UI. It also recommends against systemic pharmacologic therapy for stress UI but recommends pharmacologic treatment in women with urgency UI if bladder training was unsuccessful.

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Advocacy Update: Health Policy Internship Application Deadline October 20

Spend a month in Washington learning about health policy and advocating for internal medicine.

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Winning Abstracts from the 2014 Medical Student Abstract Competition: Zoledronate Inhibits Cell Membrane Repair

Bisphosphonates are a class of drugs that inhibit the resorption of bone by osteoclasts to increase bone mass. They are commonly prescribed to increase bone mass in patients with osteoporosis, cancerous tumors of bone, and other bone disorders.

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Subspecialty Careers: Interventional Cardiology

From the Latin word intervenire, “to come between,” Interventional Cardiology is the branch of Cardiology responsible for catheter-based interventions in the management of ischemic heart disease, congenital heart disease, and acquired valvular disease.

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In the Clinic: Stable Ischemic Heart Disease
In the Clinic

Stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) affects many millions of Americans, with associated annual costs measured in tens of billions of dollars. It is a leading cause of death in the United States.

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In the Clinic is a monthly feature in Annals of Internal Medicine that focuses on practical management of patients with common clinical conditions. It offers evidence-based answers to frequently asked questions about screening, prevention, diagnosis, therapy, and patient education and provides physicians with tools to improve the quality of care. Many internal medicine clerkship directors recommend this series of articles for students on the internal medicine ambulatory rotation.

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Benefits of Membership for Students: ACP's free Medical Student Membership includes benefits designed especially to meet students' needs.

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MKSAP for Students 5 Digital

MKSAP for Students 5 BookEnsure your success on the IM Clerkship rotation and exams. Study the material recommended by the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine and ACP with this integrated digital product. The full content of MKSAP for Students 5 and Internal Medicine Essentials for Students is presented on the product website, with links between questions and textbook. Questions can also be accessed through the new Osmosis medical app and website using a unique push-notification system. Learn more.

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