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September 2005

Excelling in Your Internal Medicine Clerkship

The internal medicine inpatient clerkship is a unique experience—an opportunity to care directly for patients, see first-hand a variety of acute and chronic illnesses, and develop the skills that are the basis of competent physician’s practice. It’ll be one of the first times you’ll really appreciate that the second year of medical school is behind you, and your life as a physician has finally begun.

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Internal Medicine Interest Group of the Month: University of Minnesota

One of our staple activities is the “M&Ms with Peanuts” series, in which first- and second-year students are encouraged to attend the Department of Medicine's weekly morbidity and mortality conference. After the presentation and discussion, students hang around and discuss the cases with the chief residents for about 15 minutes. No preparation is required for either the students or the chiefs, making it easy to plan and run.

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Letter to the Editor: Response to "The Match Revealed" in August 2005 Issue

The Match Algorithm has a tremendous impact on our professional careers when it assigns young physicians to their residency programs. Making the Match favor students has long been a goal of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA). Prior to 1996, the Match algorithm favored residency programs. AMSA pushed for change so that the algorithm now favors students.

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Students: Join ACP for Free

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

Join Now: Sign-up today and begin enjoying the benefits of ACP Medical Student Membership.

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