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September 2006

Medical Student Perspectives: Crafting a Great Personal Statement

Personal Statement (PS): the words alone can strike fear in the hearts of medical students applying to residency. Throughout our many combined years of advising students, we have observed that writing a PS is often the most dreaded aspect of the application process.

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My Kind of Medicine: Jacqueline W. Fincher, MD, FACP

Professional and personal flexibility. Interpersonal relationships. A holistic approach to medicine. These are a few of the benefits of a career in internal medicine cited by Jacqueline W. Fincher, MD, FACP.

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Internal Medicine Interest Group of the Month: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine

The beginning of the academic year at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine has given the Student Osteopathic Internal Medicine Association (SOIMA) some great opportunities to enhance students’ understanding of internal medicine as well as increase membership in the club. With a little vision and creativity we were able to triple our club membership at the recent freshman orientation club fair!

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Winning Abstracts from the 2006 Medical Student Abstract Competition: Improving Senior Medical Students’ Knowledge of Appropriate Screening Strategies for Older Patients Using a Probabalistic Approach to Decision-Making

Medical students are taught epidemiology early in medical school with inconsistent reinforcement in later years. As part of our Donald W. Reynolds educational initiative, we sought to assess senior medical students’ knowledge one month before graduation regarding cancer screening in the elderly and evaluate an educational intervention.

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Subspecialty Careers: Cardiology

Cardiology is the prevention, diagnosis, and management of disorders of the cardiovascular system, including ischemic heart disease, cardiac dysrhythmias, cardiomyopathies, valvular heart disease, pericarditis and myocarditis, endocarditis, congenital heart disease in adults, hypertension, and disorders of the veins, arteries, and pulmonary circulation.

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Internal Medicine Residency Program Fast Facts

Albert Einstein Medical Center, Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Greenwich Hospital, Lankenau Hospital, and UMDNJ – New Jersey Medical Center.

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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.

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