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October 2006

Medical Student Perspectives: Making the Most of Your Options: What Will You Do Between Your First and Second Years of Medical School?

The first year of medical school is challenging. You will put in more effort and focus in this year than you ever have before. Late nights, study groups, flash cards, and brain cramps are the norm during the first year, and you deserve a break when the summer comes. While you are relaxing, however, you should keep in mind the current trends in medicine.

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My Kind of Medicine: Inspirational Stories from Practicing Internists: Nirav Shah, MD

When it comes to New York City, there are two kinds of people—those who can live there and those who cannot. To be a true New Yorker, you have to thrive on the hustle and bustle, the never-ending cycle of action. There is never a dull day in NYC, and the people who make it their home would not have it any other way. That is how Dr. Nirav Shah feels about being a New Yorker. It is also how he feels about being an internist.

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Internal Medicine Interest Group of the Month: University of Vermont College of Medicine

This has been an exciting new year for the University of Vermont College of Medicine Internal Medicine Interest Group (UVM COM IMIG). The group kicked off the year with two “Careers in Internal Medicine” discussion panels with physicians.

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Winning Abstracts from the 2006 National Medical Student Abstract Competition: A Delayed Diagnosis of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is an underdiagnosed neuropathy. CIDP has a chronic presentation similar to Guillain-Barre. CIDP can be easily misdiagnosed due to its protean presentations.

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Subspecialty Careers: Highlights about Careers in Internal Medicine: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

Endocrinology is the diagnosis and care of disorders of the endocrine system. The principle endocrine problems include goiter, thyroid nodules, thyroid dysfunction, diabetes mellitus, hyper- and hypocalcemia, adrenal cortex dysfunction, endocrine hypertension, gonadal disorders, disorders of sodium and water balance, manifestations of pituitary disorders, disorders of bone metabolism, and hyperlipidemia.

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Did You Know You Have Access to the Internal Medicine Residency Database?

ACP offers the Internal Medicine Residency Database which contains information about all internal medicine residency programs in the United States.

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Internal Medicine Residency Program Fast Facts

Wilson Medical Center, University of Illinois College of Medicine - Peoria, Tulane University, Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center, and Mercy Catholic Medical Center.

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Search ACP's Internal Medicine Residency Database for information on all internal medicine residency programs in the U.S. and Canada. (ACP Members only)

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