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March 2008

Medical Student Perspectives: Cultural Differences in Patient Care

In 2006, the United States spent over $2 trillion, or 16% of its GDP, on healthcare expenditures, the world’s highest. Despite this, minorities tend to have less access to healthcare; and when they do, their health outcomes are worse when compared to whites with similar diseases, age, socioeconomic status, and other potential confounding factors.

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My Kind of Medicine: Women in Medicine Panel Discussion

To commemorate Women’s History Month, this month’s IMpact profile features four of our female physician members who recently came together for a panel discussion. Our panelists were a diverse group, representing different areas of the country and ranging in experience: Dr. Ruth Parker, a general internist and professor of medicine at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta GA; Dr. Susan Hingle, a general internist, internal medicine clerkship director, and associate residency program director at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield, IL; Dr. Christie Reimer, a hospitalist and associate program director with the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA; and Dr. Karen Hsu Blatman, a resident at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA.

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Internal Medicine Interest Group of the Month: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) is proud to host the 2008 Medical Students’ Steps to Success Meeting on Saturday, April 5th. This unique event brings together medical student leaders from local internal medicine interest groups at USUHS, Howard University, Johns Hopkins University, George Washington University, Georgetown University, Rush University, and University of Maryland.

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Winning Abstract from the 2007 Medical Student Abstract Competition: Neutropenic Fever and Thrombocytopenia in a Returning Traveler.

Tropical diseases are rarely seen in the Midwest, and fever in the returning traveler often poses a significant diagnostic challenge.

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Subspecialty Careers: Highlights about Careers in Internal Medicine: Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Palliative medicine aims to relieve symptoms and pain a patient suffers due to a serious illness.

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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.

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