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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 Studentsí 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. Working in conjunction with the Maryland, District of Columbia, Army, Navy, and Air Force chapters of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the meeting provides medical students an opportunity to interact with internists representing the diversity of this field, such as generalists, academicians, and subspecialists.

The Steps to Success Meeting represents the fruition of several unique and innovative ideas. Founded as a way to bring medical students from local schools together with a common interest in internal medicine, the meeting has grown in success and popularity with each passing year. Sponsored by the ACP and dedicated to medical students, the Steps to Success Meeting enables students to present their research not only to their peers, but physician experts in the field of internal medicine. Students also gain valuable experience in applying these findings to clinical medicine.

In addition to the robust research experience, students have the opportunity to ask interns, residents, and physicians in the field of internal medicine tough questions on topics ranging from finances to lifestyle to universal healthcare to the future of internal medicine through a series of panel discussions. The meeting hosts specialty session workshops that provide hands-on teaching exercises, such as a simulated code, transthoracic echocardiography, and joint injections. Students are also provided with useful tips for success in clerkships and in the match from experienced faculty. Another panel discussion will focus on the different issues facing single and married medical students as they transition into residency. The meeting will end with a social event complete with food, drink, and music. We encourage all medical students in the Maryland, DC, and Virginia areas to attend and learn about the nearly limitless opportunities the field of internal medicine has to offer. If you are interested in attending, please register using the link below by March 24th, 2008.

For more information, please see:

2008 Steps to Success Meeting General Information

Register for the 2008 Steps to Success Meeting

USUHS Club Med Web site

USUHS Club Med Faculty Advisors

Capt. Jeff LaRochelle, MD, USAF MC, jlarochelle@usuhs.mil
Dr. Steve Durning, MD, FACP, sdurning@usuhs.mil

USUHS Club Med Student Leaders

2LT Daniel Lee, MS, USA, s10dlee@usuhs.mil
2LT Grigory Charny, MS, USA, s10gcharny@usuhs.mil
2LT Samuel Holmes, MS, USA, s10sholmes@usuhs.mil
ENS Brad Williams, MC, USN, s10bwilliams@usuhs.mil

Back to March 2008 Issue of IMpact

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