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April 2008

Medical Student Perspectives: Tips for Applying to Internal Medicine Residency Programs

The fourth year of medical school is quite an exciting time, but the residency application process can be daunting.

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My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists: L. Clifford McDonald, MD, FACP

Working as a “foot soldier” for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has its moments, the first of which for a young L. Clifford McDonald was terrifying and thrilling all at once.

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Internal Medicine Interest Group of the Month: University of North Dakota

The University of North Dakota (UND) School of Medicine’s Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) has been very active for the past 6 years. This year, along with the usual panels and presentations, we decided that we would like to provide some service to the community.

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Winning Abstracts from the 2008 Medical Student Abstract Competition: Acute Staphylococcus Aureus Endocarditis: Early/rapid diagnosis by recognition of the classical peripheral manifestations of infective endocarditis.

The current incidence of infective endocarditis is 1 case per 1,000 hospital admissions and has not changed since the 1970’s. Classic peripheral manifestations of infective endocarditis (IE) have a decreased historical prevalence of 50% to current day prevalences of 10-23% for Osler’s nodes, 15% for splinter hemorrhages, and less than 10% for Janeway lesions.

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Subspecialty Careers: Highlights about Careers in Internal Medicine: Transplant Hepatology

Transplant Hepatology training involves one year of additional clinical training after completion of both residency in internal medicine and fellowship training in gastroenterology.

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Advocacy Brief: Department of Education to Increase Health Professions Student Loan Limits

In response to a September 2007 group letter from ACP and other medical organizations, Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings, the Department of Education has agreed to raise the combined aggregate Stafford loan limit for health professions students from $189,125 to $224,000.

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Benefits of Membership for Students: ACP's free Medical Student Membership includes benefits designed especially to meet students' needs.

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