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Feature: Medical Students Needed to Work at Internal Medicine 2013

Earn while you learn!

The American College of Physicians is looking for medical students to act as standardized patients in a number of ultrasound-related workshops to be held at Internal Medicine 2013 in San Francisco, CA. Students will be paid an honorarium of $100 per half-day, $200 for a full day for their time. No experience is necessary and standardized patients will not be required to simulate illness or injury.

If you live in the area or are planning to attend Internal Medicine 2013 and would like to help, please contact Lisa Rockey at (800) 523-1546 ext. 2588 or lrockey@acponline.org.

(Candidates must be comfortable being shirtless and/or wearing shorts depending on the technique being practiced in the workshop. Due to the nature of these workshops and the public setting it would be more appropriate for men to apply.)

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