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November 2009

Medical Student Perspectives: Preparing for the USMLE Step 1 Exam

For medical students, preparing for Step 1 means something completely different depending upon your class level.

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My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists: William Cassidy, MD

For 16-year-old Bill Cassidy, the idea of having cancer was something he never considered, but the doctors had discovered swollen lymph nodes, so the tests were ordered.

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Internal Medicine Interest Group of the Month: Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine

The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OUCOM) Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) is gaining interest among the first year medical students this year.

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Winning Abstracts from the 2009 Medical Student Abstract Competition: Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma In A 19-Year-Old Male Treated With Interleukein-2

A 19-year-old Haitian male presented to the hospital after receiving a positive PPD test and an abnormal chest X-ray from immigration authorities.

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Subspecialty Careers: Highlights about Careers in Internal Medicine: Sports Medicine

The discipline of sports medicine primarily concerns itself with the emergency assessment and care of acutely injured athletes, diagnosis, treatment and management of common sports injuries and illnesses, management of medical problems of the athlete, rehabilitation of ill and injured athletes, and exercise as treatment.

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Advocacy Brief: Department of Education Publishes Final Rules on Higher Education Reauthorization

The Department of Education recently published four sets of final rules for the federal student loan programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act.

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Feature: Ask the Program Director

IMpact is developing a new feature that will focus on providing medical students practical advice to help them navigate the process of obtaining a residency position in internal medicine.

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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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MKSAP 16 Holiday Special: Save 10%

MKSAP 16 Holiday Special:  Save 10%

Use MKSAP 16® to earn MOC points, prepare for ABIM exams and assess your clinical knowledge. For a limited time save 10% when you use priority code MKPROMO! Order now.

Maintenance of Certification:

What if I Still Don't Know Where to Start?

Maintenance of Certification: What if I Still Don't Know Where to Start?

Because the rules are complex and may apply differently depending on when you last certified, ACP has developed a MOC Navigator. This FREE tool can help you understand the impact of MOC, review requirements, guide you in selecting ways to meet the requirements, show you how to enroll, and more. Start navigating now.