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Medical Student Perspectives: The Dawn of Interview Season: My Mission to Maximize the Experience

Editor's Note: View ACP's residency resources for more information on finding information residency programs, preparing for interviews, and commonly asked interview questions.

Walking briskly—quite analogous to a slow run—from my research laboratory to the imminent radiology lecture, I was acknowledged by a chipper first-year medical student leaving the first day of orientation. With one mere glance at her, I knew all too well that she had accumulated eight hours of blissful sleep; had ample time to assemble herself into a clean, matching ensemble; and had a gym bag thrown over her shoulder packed with the necessary calisthenics essentials.

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My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists: Christopher Moriates, MD

As an undergraduate majoring in psychobiology and taking pre-med courses, Dr. Moriates also loved writing and working as a reporter for UCLA’s prestigious daily newspaper, the Daily Bruin. The paper published more than 70 of his articles and often sent him to cover area rock concerts where he would go backstage to meet and interview many of his musical heroes. So how did he reconcile his enthusiasm for journalism with his desire to pursue a medical degree?

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Feature: Introducing ACP Smart Medicine
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A free benefit of your ACP membership, ACP Smart Medicine is a new web, evidence-based clinical decision support tool developed specifically for internal medicine. Developed by ACP, it provides trusted, point-of-care recommendations on hundreds of disease categories and complementary topics.

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Analyzing Annals: Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Adults: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the American College of Physicians

This guideline recommends that patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) lose weight and that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) be used as initial therapy. Mandibular advancement devices should be considered for patient unwilling or unable to use CPAP.

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IMIG Update: Submit your Club as the IMIG of the Month

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? Does your club host unique and interesting events about internal medicine? Does your IMIG have a strong presence on your campus? ACP wants to hear about your club!

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Advocacy Update: Speak up for Internal Medicine: Enroll in AIMn

ACP's continued success on Capitol Hill greatly depends upon year-round grassroots support from the College's more than 8,000 participants in the Advocates for Internal Medicine Network (formerly known as the “Key Contact Program”). Advocates e-mail, call and meet with their members of Congress on issues of importance to medical students, internists and their patients, and report the results back to ACP.

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Winning Abstracts from the 2013 Medical Student Abstract Competition: Legal Needs among Urban Safety Net Clinic Patients

Social determinants cause marked disparities in health across racial, ethnic and socioeconomic lines. In the clinical setting, too little attention is given to the role of the law in addressing the social causes of poor health. Legal problems--from unsafe housing to bankruptcy--are inextricably tied to health. This study sought to: measure the prevalence of legal needs among patients visiting an urban safety net clinic; identify demographic characteristics associated with legal needs; and ascertain whether legal needs are associated with poor health.

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Subspecialty Careers: General Internal Medicine

Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness.

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In the Clinic: Obesity
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An estimated 36% of adults and 17% of children and adolescents in the United States are obese. Obesity is a serious health problem that has physical and psychosocial consequences. It increases health care costs to employers and reduces productivity. Rates of obesity in the United States and throughout the world have increased dramatically over the past 40 years and continue to rise in many countries.

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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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Highlights from ACP Internist® & ACP Hospitalist®

Resident’s Corner: Year-two skills are forged from year-one lessons>
A doctor’s medical education transitions him to the role of leader, even as he reflects on how little his training has prepared him to be one.

Crossed Words: Elements of illness
ACP Internist’s puzzle feature challenges readers to find clues placed horizontally in rows to reveal an answer written vertically.

Career Advancement: Kickstarting your academic medical career: Successful hospitalists offer advice for new docs
Building networks, finding mentors and staying open to new experiences and opportunities are recommended strategies.

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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.

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