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November 2006

My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists: James McCallum, MD

Boxwoods are impressive, stately looking bushes. They are fairly substantial in size; large enough to serve as a barrier or hedge, for which they are often used, but they need to be trimmed often, and the trimming takes a lot of time. However, that does not bother 32-year-old Dr. James McCallum. That is where you will find him on any given evening—outside trimming his boxwoods. For him it is a cherished way of life and one he says is possible because of his decision to go into internal medicine.

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Internal Medicine Interest Group of the Month: Louisiana State University, New Orleans

The Edgar Hull Society, the internal medicine interest group at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) School of Medicine in New Orleans, is glad to be back in the city after a rough year. Our medical school spent its post-Katrina days dispersed.

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Winning Abstracts from the 2006 National Medical Student Abstract Competition: Adherence to the American Heart Association Guidelines for Telemetry Monitoring on a General Medicine Telemetry Unit

The advent of telemetry allowed health care professionals to monitor inpatients that were considered high risk for developing serious cardiac complications. However, studies have shown that not all patients admitted to telemetry units benefit from monitoring and that telemetry monitoring significantly increases the cost of caring for patients.

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Subspecialty Careers: Highlights about Careers in Internal Medicine: Gastroenterology

Gastroenterology encompasses the evaluation and treatment of patients with disorders of the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas, biliary tract, and liver. It includes disorders of organs within the abdominal cavity and requires knowledge of the manifestations of gastrointestinal disorders in other organ systems, including the skin.

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Advocacy Briefs: U.S. Medical School Enrollment up 2.2%

According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), first-year enrollment in U.S. allopathic medical schools edged up slightly—by 2.2%—in 2006 for the second straight year, reaching an all-time high of 17,340.

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Internal Medicine Residency Program Fast Facts

Penn State University - M.S. Hershey Medical Center, Norwalk Hospital, University of Hawaii, UMDNJ - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and Beth Israel Medical Center.

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