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Sharing Our Stories

Sharing Our Stories

Explore a collection of personal perspectives, anecdotes, and reflections about internal medicine, career paths and achieving professional satisfaction from ACP members and other internists.

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A Conversation with Faith Fitzgerald, MD, MACP

Faith T. Fitzgerald is a Master of ACP, and has been honored and recognized for her diagnostic, patient care and teaching skills. Here, she speaks on a number of topics about her experiences throughout her career in internal medicine.

Why Internal Medicine

Video discussing what motivated Dr. Fitzgerald to enter the field of internal medicine.

Advice for Students

Dr. Fitzgerald gives advice to medical students to help them get the most out of their career.

On Pet Therapy

Reminiscing on experience with the beginnings of pet therapy in the hospital.

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I think ACP is an organization with a long and storied history, and really harkens back to the history of medicine in this country. It provides resources and a network of physicians that can really help advance one’s career and keep one abreast of knowledge of both the science of medicine, as well as some of the policy issues—I think there are a lot of benefits that a physician gets from being a member of ACP.

Dr. Amesh A. Adalja, MD, FACP

Masters and Mentors Series

Featuring conversations with a variety of ACP leaders on a range of topics helpful to ACP members and internists in general. Presented by the ACP Southern California Region III Chapter, in association with the ACP Council of Early Career Physicians.

Work-Life Integration

This video offers insight into work-life integration.

Early Career Physician Engagement

A video discussing how early career physicians can engage with ACP.

Next Generation Communication Skills

In this video, hear about tips for next generation communication skills.

Internal Medicine: Evolving Over A Century

ACP members speak on the evolution of internal medicine over the past century and comment on how medicine may change moving forward.

My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists

An ongoing series of physician profiles appearing in IMpact, ACP's medical student e-newsletter. The profiles highlight physicians who chose internal medicine as a career path and have had fulfilling and successful lives based on that choice.

Fatima Syed, MD, MSc

Current Occupation:
Fellow in Endocrinology at Thomas Jefferson University

In April 2017, Dr. Fatima Syed worked with her mentor and attending, Dr. Monika Shirodkar, to start a diabetes-focused health clinic in South Philadelphia, serving an underserved population and experiencing first-hand the challenges many face when seeking medical care on a daily basis.

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Wilson Lam, MD, FACP

Current Occupation:
Texas Children’s Hospital/Texas Adult Congenital Heart Center Combined Adult-Pediatric Cardiology/Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Assistant Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program Baylor College of Medicine

Working at a county hospital as a resident, Dr. Wilson Lam was “immersed in a service that had a lot of end-stage cancer patients.” For two months, he moved from bed to bed counseling families, walking them through their diagnosis and initiating discussions about palliative care.

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