Medical Student Perspectives: What Should You Do During Your First Summer in Medical School?
The summer after your first year of medical school presents a unique opportunity to explore various areas of medicine through shadowing, research, and travel. Most medical schools provide resources to assist students in deciding how to spend their summer, and there are many societies accessible through a simple search on Google that have programs for medical students.
My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists: Christopher Mays, MD
As a teenager, Dr. Christopher Mays had long blond hair that hung to the middle of his back, little academic ambition, and notions of becoming a rock star or professional athlete. But by the time he graduated from high school, that boy was long gone, replaced by a reflective, deeply faithful, and purposeful young man who dreamed of doing something useful with his life.
Internal Medicine Interest Group of the Month: Cornell University
One of the more troubling trends in health care today is that medical students have increasingly chosen to match into surgical subspecialties to the exclusion of more generalist specialties, including pediatrics, primary care, geriatrics, and of course, internal medicine. This is not some minor "Scrubs-style" J.D. versus Turk, medicine versus surgery debate.
Winning Abstracts from the 2007 Medical Student Abstract Competition: An Old World Disease Finding its Place in the Modern World.
Hansenis disease is an uncommon condition encountered in the United States. In patients of Mexican ancestry there is an ulcerative vasculitis form called Luciois leprosy that may be confused with diseases caused by bioterrorist infectious agents.
Subspecialty Careers: Highlights about Careers in Internal Medicine: Interventional Cardiology
From the Latin word intervenire, "to come between." Interventional Cardiology is the branch of Cardiology responsible for catheter-based interventions in the management of ischemic heart disease, congenital heart disease, and acquired valvular disease.
Advocacy Briefs: Education Regulations Preserve Economic Hardship Debt-to-Income Ratio
The Department of Education recently published final regulations that address certain provisions of the "College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007" that became effective October 1, 2007.
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Will You be Stumped? Try the Consult Guys and Earn Free CME
The Consult Guys have another stumper! How would you handle this case? Watch the video and take the CME quiz.