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April 2007

Medical Student Perspectives: Ask Good Questions

I am reaching the end of medical school and one of the tips for success I have been offered by every clerkship director, every resident, every small-group facilitator and even a couple of books is, “Ask good questions.” Every time, I wanted to ask, “Could you please be more specific?”


My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists: Kathleen Sandness, MD, FACP

If you had to use a single word to describe what Dr. Kathleen Sandness does for a living without making any reference to the field of medicine, it would be “connect.”


Internal Medicine Interest Group of the Month: University of Mississippi

The internal medicine interest group at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, named Club Med, was formed in October of 2000. Club Med has planned many exciting activities and experienced much growth over the past six years.


Winning Abstracts from the 2007 Medical Student Abstract Competition: Lambl’s Excrescence: A Poorly Defined Source of Cerebral Emboli

Lambl’s excrescence are small filiform processes found on the closure lines of aortic and mitral valves; formed by the organization of microthrombi on the valve’s contact margins. Discovered by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and often dismissed as an incidental finding, the frequency and clinical significance of these structures remains poorly defined. We present a case where Lambl’s excrescence is the most likely etiology of an ischemic stroke.


Subspecialty Careers: Highlights about Careers in Internal Medicine: Medical Oncology

The word oncology is derived from the Greek word ongkos, meaning “a bulk or mass,” which later was changed to mean “a tumor.” Medical oncology is the subspecialty which involves the diagnosis and management of benign and malignant neoplasms.


Advocacy Briefs: ACP Endorses Student Loan Deferment Legislation

ACP has endorsed the “Medical Education Affordability Act,” a bill proposed in the U.S. Senate that would allow physicians-in-training to defer repayment of their student loans while they complete their residency or fellowship.


Internal Medicine Residency Program Fast Facts

St. Vincent’s Medical Center, University of Arizona, and Aurora Health Care.


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