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July 2008

Medical Student Perspectives: How to Succeed During Your Clerkship Year

The third year of medical school will set the stage for your medical career. It is a year full of promise; it is a year full of hard work. You may start the year thinking that you already know which field you intend to pursue, but for most medical students, that idea will change at least once.


My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists: Lori Minasian, MD, FACP

“No one goes into medical school thinking ‘I’m going to work for the federal government,’” says Dr. Lori Minasian, Chief of the Community Oncology and Prevention Trials Research Group Program at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


Internal Medicine Interest Group of the Month: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

The Alliance in Internal Medicine (AIM) at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston, Texas has been excited to be involved in promoting internal medicine to our students over the past year.


Winning Abstracts from the 2008 Medical Student Abstract Competition: Hemodynamic Differences in the Infra-renal Aorta in Mice and Men: Implications for the Localization of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms.

In humans, abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA) develop inferior to the renal arteries. The aorta superior to the renal artery is remarkably spared.


Subspecialty Careers: Highlights about Careers in Internal Medicine: Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (Med-Peds) is the dual training in and dual practice of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.


Advocacy Brief: Ask Your Members of Congress to Prevent the Elimination of the 20/220 Economic Hardship Student Debt Deferment

The Higher Education Act (HEA) has been extended yet again until July 31. There is still time to contact your members of Congress to include 20/220 as part of HEA Reauthorization.


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