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Medical Student Perspectives: Evidence-Based Medicine Resources for Medical Students

Physicians have been practicing based on “evidence” for many decades. However, traditionally due to multitude of reasons, including limited availability of sound clinical research and limited access to available data, they heavily relied on anecdotal evidence, which was primarily derived from their clinical experience, the recommendations of their colleagues and the writings of the “authorities” in their field.

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My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists: Joshua Grossman Colonel {Ret.} U.S. Army, MD, FACP

Dr. Joshua Grossman

Dr. Josh decided that he wanted to become a physician at the age of six when he had his appendix removed. Although the procedure was uncomplicated and he recovered easily, the experience exposed him to “the fundamental value of a timely diagnosis” and inspired him pursue a career in medicine to serve others.

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Nominate your Favorite Internist to be featured in My Kind of Medicine

Do you know a physician you would like to see profiled in an upcoming issue of IMpact? ACP is seeking nominations to feature your favorite internist in My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists.

Nominate an internist today!

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Internal Medicine Interest Group of the Month: Submit Your IMIG

Do you think your IMIG has what it takes to be featured as the "Internal Medicine Interest Group of the Month" in an upcoming issue of IMpact?

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Ask the Program Director: Call for Questions!

Unsure about residency programs? Nervous about writing a personal statement for your application? Curious to find out what Program Directors are thinking? Submit your question to Ask the Program Director!

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Medical Students Invited to Participate in Primary Care Progress’s National Primary Care Week 2011
Primary Care Progrss

Primary Care Progress will host National Primary Care Week October 10-14, 2011 in partnership with the American Medical Student Association. Primary Care Progress (PCP) is a growing network of primary health care clinicians, trainees, and students engaging their local primary health care communities to promote primary care and transform care delivery and training.

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Advocacy Update: Applications being accepted for 2012 ACP Health Policy Internship Program

This Internship represents a unique opportunity for one Associate and one Medical Student Member to develop legislative knowledge and advocacy skills by working directly with the College’s Washington, D.C., staff and participating in ACP’s annual Leadership Day.

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Winning Abstracts from the 2011 Medical Student Abstract Competition: A Zebra in the Prairie: Inflammatory Polyarthritis and Sudden Dyspnea in Central Illinois

A 41-year-old male initially presented to an outside hospital with painful joints, fevers, and chills for three weeks. Further investigation revealed leukocytosis, elevated ESR, and an elevated rheumatoid factor (RF). Shortly thereafter, he presented to our hospital with disabling medium and large joint pain and morning stiffness lasting for four hours.

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Subspecialty Careers: Allergy and Immunology

Allergy is derived from the Greek word allo, meaning "other or different" and ergon, meaning, "work." In this sense, allergy is something that "works differently" from normal.

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In the Clinic: Acute Sinusitis
In the Clinic

Acute sinusitis affects millions of persons in the United States every year and is among the most common reasons for physician visits, prompting over 3 million visits annually (1). The more accurate term for this condition is acute rhinosinusitis, because symptoms involve both the nasal cavity and the sinuses.

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In the Clinic is a monthly feature in Annals of Internal Medicine that focuses on practical management of patients with common clinical conditions. It offers evidence-based answers to frequently asked questions about screening, prevention, diagnosis, therapy, and patient education and provides physicians with tools to improve the quality of care. Many internal medicine clerkship directors recommend this series of articles for students on the internal medicine ambulatory rotation.

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Virtual Dx

This skin condition reappears at the same locations each time this patient is exposed to a sulfa-containing drug.

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Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

  1. Allergic contact dermatitis
  2. Erythema marginatum
  3. Erythema multiforme
  4. Fixed drug eruption
  5. Granuloma annulare
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Highlighted Articles from ACP Internist® & ACP Hospitalist®

Internists healing tsunami's aftereffects
Six months after an earthquake and tsunami, Japan's populace and its clinicians are sizing up the long-term health effects of the physical injuries, the mental trauma and the damage to the nation's health care facilities. Internists describe the aftermath in their own words.

Yet another use for duct tape: "Red box" isolation pilot reduces costs, saves time
Trinity Medical Center in Illinois saved over $110,000 in personal protective equipment costs.

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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.

MKSAP for Students 5 Digital

MKSAP for Students 5 BookEnsure your success on the IM Clerkship rotation and exams. Study the material recommended by the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine and ACP with this integrated digital product. The full content of MKSAP for Students 5 and Internal Medicine Essentials for Students is presented on the product website, with links between questions and textbook. Questions can also be accessed through the new Osmosis medical app and website using a unique push-notification system. Learn more.

Find a Residency

Search ACP's Internal Medicine Residency Database for information on all internal medicine residency programs in the U.S. and Canada. (ACP Members only)

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Internal Medicine Meeting Early Registration Discount

Internal Medicine Meeting Early Registration Discount

Register early for Internal Medicine Meeting 2015 in Boston, MA to lock in the lowest possible rate. Learn more or register now!

Are You Using ACP Smart Medicine®?

Are You Using ACP Smart Medicine?

This online clinical decision support tool is a FREE benefit of ACP membership delivering point-of-care access to evidence-based recommendations. Includes more than 500 modules, images and reference tables. Start now or watch the video tour.