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March 2009

Women in Medicine: Work Life Balance

In honor of Women’s History Month, ACP members Kimberly Bates, MD, FACP, Cecily Peterson, MC USA, FACP, and Janis Blair, MD, shared with us their experience, insight and wisdom of what it means to be a physician, wife, and mother all at once.

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White House Health Summit: An ACP Officer's Perspective

For Dr. Jeffrey Harris, whose year-long tenure as president of the American College of Physicians (ACP) comes to an end in April, attending the recent White House Forum on Health Reform was a privilege and a pleasure.

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Medical Student Perspectives: How to Find a Mentor

With all the training, challenges and responsibilities that come with becoming a physician, it is difficult to traverse this arduous path alone. A mentor can help serve as a guide, assist with choosing specialties, and facilitate the transition into one’s future career choice.

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Internal Medicine Interest Group of the Month: Rush Medical College

The Rush Medical College Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) has been a key resource for medical students for many years and has recently become the largest interest group at our institution, with over 225 members.

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Winning Abstracts from the 2008 Medical Student Abstract Competition: Cocaine-induced Hepatotoxicity

Cocaine is the second most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. Hospital-related admissions have predominantly been due to complications from cardiovascular, central nervous system, neuromuscular, renal, and pulmonary injury. Recent clinical evidence, however, demonstrates that the liver is also a target organ of cocaine-related toxicity.

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Subspecialty Careers: Highlights about Careers in Internal Medicine: Medical Oncology

The word oncology is derived from the Greek word ongkos, meaning “a bulk or mass,” which later was changed to mean “a tumor.” Medical oncology is the subspecialty which involves the diagnosis and management of benign and malignant neoplasms.

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Advocacy Brief: Make Your Voice Heard on Capitol Hill

Key Contacts are asked to communicate with their members of Congress regarding issues of importance to internists and their patients and report the results back to ACP. As key issues approach the decision-making stage on Capitol Hill, the College e-mails or faxes legislative alerts to Key Contacts. Legislative alerts include all of the necessary information (including sample messages that can be easily personalized) to send informative communications to members of Congress.

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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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