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August 2008

Medical Student Perspectives: Staying Balanced as a Medical Student

Do you remember when you started medical school? I remember it well. I was sitting in an orientation session for first-year medical students at my school, listening to administrators tell us about the importance of remaining well-rounded. I felt a curious combination of excitement, motivation, and idealism. There was no doubt in my mind that I would easily heed their advice while still excelling in school.

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My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists: Kavita Patel, MD

On the steamy Wednesday afternoon of July 9, 2008, members of the Senate waited anxiously in the Senate chamber as the votes were cast. Hanging intangibly yet precariously in the air was H.R. 6331—“the Medicare bill”—vetoed by President Bush and in danger of slashing Medicare payments to doctors by 10.6 percent.

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Internal Medicine Interest Group of the Month: Indiana University School of Medicine

The Internal Medicine Student Interest Group (IMSIG) at Indiana University School of Medicine is one of the largest and most active student interest groups at the medical school.

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Winning Abstracts from the 2008 Medical Student Abstract Competition: Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis Presenting Without Clinical Encephalitis

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is a nonvasculitic demyelinating disease diagnosed by clinical signs of encephalitis and myelitis with corresponding MRI findings on brain and spinal cord.

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Subspecialty Careers: Highlights about Careers in Internal Medicine: Cardiology

Cardiology is the prevention, diagnosis, and management of disorders of the cardiovascular system, including ischemic heart disease, cardiac dysrhythmias, cardiomyopathies, valvular heart disease, pericarditis and myocarditis, endocarditis, congenital heart disease in adults, hypertension, and disorders of the veins, arteries, and pulmonary circulation.

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Advocacy Brief: Senate Approves National Health Service Corps Reauthorization

On July 21, 2008 the Senate unanimously approved S. 901, a bill that reauthorizes the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) through fiscal year 2012.

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Did You Know You Have Access to Annals of Internal Medicine Online?

The most widely cited medical specialty journal in the world, Annals of Internal Medicine delivers major review articles, incisive original research, topical clinical reviews, thought-provoking editorials, and a spirited exchange of medical opinion.

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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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