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July 2009

Medical Student Perspectives: Disarming Gunners

During medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, encountering “gunners” was so infrequent that for the most part, the term, “gunner” was used by my classmates almost affectionately for a friend who studies too hard for the boards or crams a lot for a rotation.


My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists: Prerna Mona Khanna, MD, MPH, FACP

In the medium speed lane of the swimming pool at Glass Court Swimming Club, Mona Khanna steels herself for the day ahead. With each lap of freestyle, she ponders the near future.


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

The South Dakota ACP Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) has had a huge resurgence in activity over the last two years. Our organization’s membership went from just a few student members in 2008 to 90 members this year, 45% of the medical students at Sanford School of Medicine (SSOM) at the University of South Dakota.


Winning Abstracts from the 2009 Medical Student Abstract Competition: Combined Targeting of Histone Deacetylases and Hedgehog Signaling Cooperatively Induces Cell Death and Suppresses Proliferation In Pancreatic Cancer

Pancreatic adenocarcinoma is almost uniformly fatal and the combination of agents that target distinct cellular signaling mechanisms may improve the efficacy of therapy.


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

Pulmonary medicine is the diagnosis and management of disorders of the lungs, upper airways, thoracic cavity, and chest wall.


Advocacy Brief: Health Care Will Fundamentally Change. Act Now. Act Often.

ACP is stepping up efforts right now to ensure that much-needed improvements for internal medicine are included in comprehensive health care reform legislation. We need your help more than ever to ensure that ACP's top priorities are addressed in the legislation: health coverage for all, and access to an internist or other primary care physician.


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ACP offers the Internal Medicine Residency Database, which contains information about all internal medicine residency programs in the United States.


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