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October 2007

Medical Student Perspectives: Acing the Residency Interview

We all remember our medical school interview. Nothing quite compares to the horror of having your entire future hanging in the balance. Fortunately, the hard part is over. The interview process for residency is, with few exceptions, a much friendlier experience.

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My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists: Michael Mignoli, MD, FACP

Every year, Dr. Michael Mignoli visits a different baseball park. So far, he has been to 16, roughly half in the country. Baseball has long been an interest of Dr. Mignoliís, something he says most of his patients know. And it was baseball that he and one of his patients, an elderly man with congestive heart failure, talked about one evening in the hospital, as the man neared the end of his life.

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Internal Medicine Interest Group of the Month: Drexel University

The Drexel Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) has been an active organization at Drexel University for many years. Today it remains one of the largest and most successful groups at Drexel.

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Winning Abstracts from the 2007 Medical Student Abstract Competition: Porphyria Cutanea Tarda (Pct): Mutations and Sequence Variants in the Uroporphyrinogen Decarboxylase (Uro-D) Gene in Sporadic Patients.

Porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT), the most common disorder of heme biosynthesis, typically presents with characteristic light-induced blistering skin lesions.

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Subspecialty Careers: Highlights about Careers in Internal Medicine: Adolescent Medicine

Adolescent medicine focuses on the physical, psychological, social, and sexual development of adolescents and young adults.

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Advocacy Briefs: Economic Hardship Deferment at Risk: Contact Congress Now

The "College Cost Reduction and Access Act" (H.R. 2669) was signed by the President on September 27. Unfortunately, H.R. 2669 eliminates the economic hardship deferment qualification criterion that most medical residents rely upon to defer their student loan debts while completing residency training.

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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?

Because the rules are complex and may apply differently depending on when you last certified, ACP has developed a MOC Navigator. This FREE tool can help you understand the impact of MOC, review requirements, guide you in selecting ways to meet the requirements, show you how to enroll, and more. Start navigating now.