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December 2006

Medical Student Perspectives: Overview of the Residency Application and Interview Process

You can begin filling out your ERAS paperwork on July 1 and submit your completed application by September 1. After submitting your application, you will receive e-mail invitations for interviews, which occur between late November and January. After interviewing, take time to rank your choices for a residency program. The magical match day will occur in March.

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My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists: Kimberly Bates, MD

The year was 1988 and Kimberly Bates was a freshman at Bishop Hartley High School in Columbus, Ohio. It was Career Day at school, and while it may have passed without consequence for many of her classmates, for Kim it was a day that would define her life.

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Internal Medicine Interest Group of the Month: Tufts University School of Medicine

Over the past year-and-a-half, the Tufts University School of Medicine ACP-IMIG (Internal Medicine Interest Group) chapter has been in an exciting state of revival and growth.

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Winning Abstracts from the 2006 National Medical Student Abstract Competition: Detection and Quantification of Cryptosporidium Parvum in HCT-8 Cells and Human Fecal Specimens using Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction Assay

Cryptosporidium parvum is a significant cause of diarrheal illness worldwide, especially among children and immunocompromised patients. Currently used diagnostic techniques are time-consuming, require skilled technicians, and are not useful for quantification of oocysts in fecal and environmental samples.

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Subspecialty Careers: Highlights about Careers in Internal Medicine: Geriatrics

Geriatric medicine involves the recognition of differences in presentation of disease and the importance of maintaining functional independence in elderly patients. Geriatrics is a primary care discipline oriented toward preventive, routine, acute, and chronic medical care of elderly patients.

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Advocacy Briefs: Congressional Action Strengthens Future for Primary Care

On December 9, Congress passed legislation that averted a 5 percent cut in the 2007 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (SGR) and replaced it with a freeze.

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Did You Know ACP Develops Policy and Advocates for a Better Practice Environment for its Members?

ACP works directly with government entities and managed care organizations to influence their internal policies and procedures to ensure that the standards for professionalism and quality are upheld.

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Internal Medicine Residency Program Fast Facts

Winthrop University Medical Center, Carolinas Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic Foundation Program, and Providence Portland 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.

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

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Maintenance of Certification:

What if I Still Don't Know Where to Start?

Maintenance of Certification: What if I Still Don't Know Where to Start?

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