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January 2008

Medical Student Perspectives: How to Prepare for Your Fourth Year

Unlike the first three years of medical education, most schools have no standardized structure for fourth year. As such, fourth year can be a difficult time to plan.

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My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists: Jon Brndjar, DO, FACP

The best doctors have a little bit of everything: a good bedside manner, a sharp mind, a knack for healing and a gift for precision. Internists have these qualities and more. What sets them apart is felt more than it is defined: an intangible ability to read a patient's body, mind and spirit all at once. Dr. Brndjar has this ability, and his patients are grateful for it.

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Internal Medicine Interest Group of the Month: University of Hawaii

2006-2007 was an exciting inaugural year for the very first Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) at the University of Hawaii (UH) John A. Burns School of Medicine (JABSOM), initiated with hopes of providing resources for current and future students interested in internal medicine.

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Winning Abstract from the 2007 Medical Student Abstract Competition: Mosquitoes, Meningitis, and Myocarditis: Another Etiology of Acute Febrile Illness.

West Nile Virus (WNV) is an increasingly common vector-borne illness. The general internist should be aware of thc cndemic areas for WNV, the multi-system nature of the presenting features of WNV, and the interpretation of diagnostic studies.

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

The discipline of sports medicine primarily concerns itself with the emergency assessment and care of acutely injured athletes, diagnosis, treatment and management of common sports injuries and illnesses, management of medical problems of the athlete, rehabilitation of ill and injured athletes, and exercise as treatment.

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Advocacy Brief: Enroll in ACP’s Key Contact Program

ACP’s continued success on Capitol Hill greatly depends on year-round grassroots efforts from the College’s nearly 4,500 Key Contacts.

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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.