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January 2009

Medical Student Perspectives: Breaking down the Boards

The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) is a set of three examinations medical students and residents must take and pass in order to obtain a license to practice medicine in the United States. “The Boards” are currently divided into three “Steps,” with the first two taken during medical school, and the third traditionally taken any time after one year of postgraduate training.

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My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists: Doron Schneider, MD

“I saw an opportunity and went for it,” says Doron Schneider, MD, about the start of his career at Abington Memorial Hospital, just 20 miles outside of Philadelphia, PA.

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Internal Medicine Interest Group of the Month: Wayne State University School of Medicine

The Wayne State University School of Medicine Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG), founded in 1981, is one of the most active specialty interest groups on campus with more than 250 student members.

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Winning Abstracts from the 2008 Medical Student Abstract Competition: Correlation Of The Asthma Control Test With Exhaled Nitric Oxide

Clinicians typically rely on patient symptoms, spirometry, and peak expiratory flow rates to assess patient with asthma. However, fractionated exhaled nitric oxide (FENO) is becoming increasingly recognized as an important clinical tool for diagnosing and assessing asthma because it correlates well with airway inflammation, is non-invasive, easy to perform and reproducible.

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Subspecialty Careers: Highlights about Careers in Internal Medicine: Infectious Disease

From the Latin word inficere, "to dye or stain" but also "to corrupt or spoil." The ancients conceived that disease could result from the entrance of invisible agents into the body, a sort of "tainting."

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Advocacy Brief: House Economic Stimulus Package Includes Provisions to Support Primary Care

The U.S. House of Representatives is considering an $825 billion economic stimulus package that contains $157 billion in health care related provisions.

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ACP’s Leadership Day and Key Contact Program Experience: Viral Patel

Every year, the American College of Physicians hosts a Leadership Day where internists, residents, and students congregate and visit their congressional representatives as a team.

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