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Medical Student Perspectives: Call for Article Submissions

Did you know that ACP accepts article submissions from Medical Student Members for IMpact?

Share your experiences, study tips, school/life balance techniques, and relationship advice with your peers! ACP wants to know what resources are helping you survive medical school, what are you doing to prepare for exams, and are how you planning to tackle your medical school debt. Tell us your thoughts on applying to residency programs and preparing for the match.

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My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists: Christine Laine, MD, MPH, FACP

Christine Laine, MD, MPH, FACP, Editor-in-Chief, Annals of Internal Medicine confides that she almost went to art school. Dr. Laine, an artist? Who knew?! She is the editor of one of the five most widely cited peer-reviewed medical journals in the world, a published author, a researcher, and a physician; but, according to her, as a high school student she had her sights set on going to Cooper Union, a college in New York City that offers 3 programs—art, architecture, and engineering.

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Analyzing Annals: Principles Supporting Dynamic Clinical Care Teams: An American College of Physicians Position Paper

The U.S. health care system is undergoing a shift from individual clinician practice toward team-based care. In this position paper, the ACP presents its position on clinical care teams.

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IMIG Update: Club Event Idea: ACP Doctor’s Dilemma®

Looking for an exciting event idea? Host your own ACP Doctor’s Dilemma competition as an IMIG event. While ACP hosts this activity for residents at our annual meetings, your club can use this concept to recruit new members through friendly competition.

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Advocacy Update: An Internist’s Practical Guide to Understanding Health System Reform

Updated in October 2013 this guide is intended to serve as a practical resource for internists on health system reform legislation titled the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) that was enacted in March 2010.

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Winning Abstracts from the 2013 Medical Student Abstract Competition: Liraglutide (GLP-1 Receptor Agonist) is a Useful Adjunct with Insulin in the Treatment of a Rodent Model of Type 1 Diabetes

Ever since its discovery, insulin has been the cornerstone of therapy for type 1 diabetes (T1D). While insulin treatment improves glycemic control and helps prevent against ketoacidosis and diabetic-related complications, it also increases the risk of hypoglycemia and weight gain. Currently, glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists are used for the treatment of type 2 diabetes through its actions to stimulate insulin secretion, suppress glucagon secretion and to reduce food intake and body weight.

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Subspecialty Careers: Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics

Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (Med-Peds) residency programs provide concurrent, dual training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and allow eligibility for board certification and practice in both disciplines. Physicians practicing Med-Peds see both adults and children in a wide variety of practice settings and practice styles. Practice settings range from outpatient primary care to inpatient hospitalist practice, and practice styles range from urgent acute illness care to the longitudinal chronic illness care of patients with congenital heart disease.

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In the Clinic: Migraine
In the Clinic

More than 90% of patients who have recurrent headache on presentation to primary care offices or emergency departments have migraine. Migraine affects approximately 13% of adults in the United States and is associated with high socioeconomic and personal impact. In the Global Burden of Disease Survey 2010, it was ranked as the third most prevalent disorder and seventh-highest specific cause of disability worldwide.

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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®

Patients increasingly checking ‘Dr. Google’
More than a third of patients have gone online to identify a medical condition, raising concerns about “cyberchondria” and requiring physicians to adapt to help patients differentiate the helpful websites from the misleading ones.

Coping skills, counseling best for low back pain
Despite all the best evidence and guidelines, patients with low back pain are still spending time, effort and money on things that aren’t helping them in the long run.

Eponymous chest pain
A hectic day is made worse by a know-it-all fellow.

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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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What will you learn from your Annals Virtual Patient?

Reviews of the World's Top Medical Journals - FREE to ACP Members! Annals Virtual Patients is a unique patient care simulator that mirrors real patient care decisions and consequences. CME Credit and MOC Points are available. Start off with a FREE sample case. Start your journey now.

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Products and Resources for PatientsACP has developed easy- to-use materials designed to help educate your patients on self-management of a wide variety of common health conditions. Order yours today!