Global Education Resources

Global Education Resources features a selection of ACP publications, guidelines, programs, and other tools to help internal medicine physicians learn, teach, and practice internal medicine more effectively.  

The curated list spotlights a variety of current relatable topics to the global internal medicine community, vetted by the ACP Global Engagement Committee.

Content will be updated quarterly and organized into five key categories: Latest News, Expanding your Medical Knowledge, Refining your Clinical Skills, Caring for your Patients and Yourself, and Video Library.  

By sharing the most updated medical knowledge and offering top-notch educational resources, ACP continues fostering its commitment to internal medicine around the world. 

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Updating Your Medical Knowledge

Ebrahim Barkoudah, MD, MPH, FACP, SFHM, ACP Global Engagement Committee Member, explains the featured resources in this section and shares some important tips for expanding your medical knowledge.

Steroids: 5 Pearls Segment Core IM Member Benefit Subscription

Steroids are commonly used in clinical practice to treat a wide range of diseases. Despite widespread use, there are common pitfalls related to their selection, dosing, and discontinuation. Understanding the rationale behind steroid selection and usage is crucial for tailoring therapy to each patient and their specific disease. In this episode of Core IM, the team aims to address the common questions encountered by internists when caring for patients. Join them as they discuss the selection of steroids based on their pharmacological properties, including immunosuppressive effects, half-life, common side effects, prophylaxis requirements, and discontinuation strategies in Steroids: 5 Pearls Segment.

Obesity and Overweight Special Collection Annals of Internal Medicine Member Benefit Subscription

Annals of Internal Medicine features a comprehensive collection of articles, published since 1 January 2019, that provide valuable insights into the management, treatment, and health outcomes of obesity and overweight. These articles cover a wide range of topics, including the latest research findings, clinical advancements, and best practices in obesity care.

Atrial Fibrillation Annals in the Clinic Member Benefit Subscription

Evidence for diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) has expanded substantially since 2017, when In the Clinic last considered this subject. Direct oral anticoagulants have become the predominant therapy for thromboembolic disease, and antidotes for these drugs are now available. Device-based left atrial appendage occlusion is frequently used in patients who cannot tolerate systemic anticoagulation, and growing evidence suggests that early rhythm control improves outcomes. Catheter ablation is now frequently performed to prevent recurrent AF. Managing risk factors for AF, such as hypertension, diabetes, and obesity, remains paramount in prevention of this condition. Learn More.

Test Your Knowledge

Evaluation for recurrent syncope

A 25-year-old man is evaluated for recurrent syncope. The syncopal episodes are abrupt and without prodrome and have occurred several times during the past year. He reports no chest pain or exertional symptoms. He has no other pertinent personal history. His father died in his sleep at age 45 years. He takes no medications. On physical examination, vital signs are normal. There is no heart murmur. The remainder of the examination is unremarkable. Laboratory studies, including a comprehensive metabolic panel, are within normal limits. ECG is shown. Echocardiogram is normal.

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Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A. Brugada syndrome
B. Coronary artery disease
C. Long QT syndrome
D. Vasovagal syncope

Reveal the answer: MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for recurrent syncope | ACP Internist

This content is available to MKSAP 19 subscribers as Question 71 in the Cardiovascular Medicine section.

Refining Your Clinical Skills

Eileen M. Moser, MD, MHPE, MACP, ACP Global Engagement Committee Member, explains the featured resources in this section and shares some important tips for refining your clinical skills.

DynaMedex™ Member Benefit Subscription

Dynamed® is collaborating with ACP to provide ACP members with free access to its upgraded, enhanced decision-support platform, DynaMedex™. A powerful point-of-care tool, DynaMedex seamlessly combines the clinical expertise and extensive curated disease content of DynaMed with the comprehensive drug information and advanced search capabilities of Micromedex®.

RS3PE: A Rheumatic Presentation of Lung Malignancy Annals of Internal Medicine Clinical Cases Member Benefit Subscription

Case report objective: To recognize RS3PE as an uncommon and underrecognized paraneoplastic presentation of underlying lung malignancy.

Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) for Internal Medicine Member Benefit Subscription

From beginner to advanced, refine your procedural skills to effectively implement ultrasound exams into your practice with ACP’s dynamic and comprehensive POCUS series. Seven foundational self-paced courses have received a 2023 update, developed in collaboration with over 14 national experts. Six additional advanced courses are also available, free to members. Start on your POCUS Pathway today!

Caring For Your Patients and Yourself

Mukta Panda, MD, MACP, ACP Global Engagement Committee Chair, explains the featured resources in this section and shares some important tips for caring for your patients and yourself.

Hiking hospitalists ACP Hospitalist Member Benefit Subscription

A hiking competition brought hospitalists together outside of work. The issue: Preventing burnout and building community. Read more on how it works and lessons learned.

Silent epidemic: Alcohol and preventable death, despair ACP Internist Member Benefit Subscription

Alcohol use disorder is often linked to poverty, unemployment, social isolation, and other social determinants of health, and medicine must address these underlying factors to genuinely reduce the risks associated with alcohol.

Evidence-Based Care of Substance Use Disorders Annals On Call Member Benefit Subscription

In this podcast episode of Annals On Call, Dr. Centor discusses current thinking about the appropriate treatment of patients with substance use disorder with Dr. Stefan Kertesz.

15th annual Global Forum highlights lessons learned from COVID-19 ACP Internist Weekly Member Benefit Subscription

At ACP's Global Forum in Chicago, attendees discussed how internal medicine specialists have been essential in addressing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Video Library

Royal Australasian College of Physicians Gender Equity in Medicine Report Launch

Presented on June 21, 2022, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) launched its Gender Equity in Medicine Work Group Report in a webinar chaired by RACP President, Dr Jacqueline Small with guest international speaker Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP, FRCP, Executive Vice President and CEO of the American College of Physicians. Speakers at this event also included A/Professor Catherine O’Connor, GEMWG Chair, GEMWG members A/Professor Peter Hill and Dr Nathalie de Vries as well as Trainee Board Director Dr Davina Buntsma and College Trainees’ Committee Chair Dr Hashim Abdeen. For more information about this initiative, visit the RACP website.

The virtual 14th ACP Global Forum — Defining Internal Medicine and the Internal Medicine Physician Around the Globe: Opportunities for Enhancing the Value of the Internal Medicine Physician

Presented on May 10, 2021, Internal Medicine leaders gathered to discuss the role of internal medicine and the internal medicine physician within their health care systems, including recommendations for elevating the value of the profession and increasing awareness in training, clinical care, government, and patient communities.

Health Inequalities and Justice - During COVID-19 and Beyond

Presented on June 6, 2021 as the first of several joint interactive webinars between the Royal College of Physician (RCP) and ACP, this video addresses the challenges and opportunities related to health inequalities and justice - during COVID-19 and beyond. Speakers and Chairs include RCP president Dr. Andrew Goddard, ACP president George M. Abraham, MD, MPH, FACP, professor of epidemiology at University College and author of The Health Gap: The Challenge of an Unequal World - Sir Michael Marmot, and the associate professor of medicine and director of continuing medical education at the University of New Mexico - Eileen Barrett, MD, MPH, SFHM, MACP.

What is the Identity of an Internal Medicine Physician?

Presented at the 19th European Congress of Internal Medicine as a joint session of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM) and the American College of Physicians, this video addresses perspectives on the identity of the internal medicine physician and a vision for the future. Jaqueline Winfield Fincher, MD, MACP, ACP Immediate Past President and Ronulfur Palsson, MD, FACP, EFIM Past President serve as moderators. Nicola Montano, MD, EFIM Immediate Past President and Gregory Kane, MD, FACP, Treasurer, ACP Board of Regents - serve as panelists.

Preventative Medicine and Social Determinants of Health

Presented at the Internal Medicine Meeting 2021 as a joint session of the American College of Physicians and the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM), this video addresses challenges and opportunities regarding equity in preventive medicine, addressing risk factors, aspirational goals, and practical tips to advance health equity and social determinants of health. Eileen Barrett, MD, MPH, SFHM, MACP, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of CME, University of New Mexico - serves as the moderator. Sue S. Bornstein, MD, MACP, Chair, ACP Board of Regents and Executive Director, Texas Medical Home Initiative and Nicola Montano, MD, PhD, Immediate Past President, EFIM and Professor of Medicine, University of Milan - serve as panelists in this lively discussion.

Well-being and Self-care Reflections

Your well-being and resilience matter. They matter not only for you on a personal level, but for the well-being and care of your patients, families, and colleagues. Mukta Panda, MD, MACP, Vice-Chair, ACP Global Engagement Committee - will share important tips and tools related to physician well-being and self-care reflections.