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Medical Students Needed to Work at the Internal Medicine Meeting 2015

ACP is looking for medical students to act as standardized patients in an ultrasound-guided procedures precourse and in the Herbert S. Waxman Clinical Skills Center to be held at the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2015 in Boston, MA, from April 29-May 2.

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Call for Feedback: $50 Amazon Gift Card Raffle

Share your opinion of ACP IMpact! Your responses will be confidential, the survey will take less than five minutes, and you will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card. https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=142081385139

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Medical Student Perspectives: On Being The Match

I got the call the day we took a test that covered bone marrow transplants during my second year of medical school. I was the match for a patient with multiple myeloma, a disease that may be cured with a hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HPST).

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My Kind of Medicine: Daniel M. Sosin, MD, MPH, FACP

Daniel Sosin, MD, MPH, FACP is Deputy Director and Chief Medical Officer of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). His medical career spans 28 years with the CDC and includes 14 concurrent years as an attending physician at Grady Hospital in Atlanta and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at Emory University. He holds the rank of retired Captain, U.S. Public Health Service, is board certified in preventive medicine and internal medicine, has a master’s degree in epidemiology, and is the lead author and co-author of more than 50 articles published in medical journals.

Despite his credentials and impressive career as a public health physician, Dr. Sosin is still asked on occasion by one of his curious relatives, “Dan, when are you going back to being a real doctor?”

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Analyzing Annals: Symptom Trends in the Last Year of Life

Despite end-of-life care receiving increased attention in recent years, it is not known whether dying patients’ symptoms have improved. The Annals article, "Symptom Trends in the Last Year of Life From 1998 to 2010. A Cohort Study," describes changes in pain intensity and symptom prevalence reported by patients and their proxies during the last year of life.

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Winning Abstracts from the 2014 Medical Student Abstract Competition: The effect of an Individual's Race, Age, and Gender on how They View Exemption from Informed Consent

At times, patients enrolled into clinical studies in an emergency setting are unable to provide consent for themselves. In very specific circumstances, prospective consent may be waived and the study is conducted under FDA Code 50.24,

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Subspecialty Careers: Allergy and Immunology

Allergy and immunology involves the management of disorders related to hypersensitivity or altered reactivity caused by the release of immunologic mediators or by activation of inflammatory mechanisms.

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In the Clinic
Common Cutaneous Parasites

Although the ancestors of cutaneous parasites appeared over a 150 million years before mammals, they have maintained a presence in the human population since the latter's evolution (1). In modern history, these organisms have thrived in more densely populated and impoverished areas of society.

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IM Essentials logo

IM Essentials brings the self-assessment questions currently in MKSAP for Students and the textbook content of Internal Medicine Essentials for Clerkship Students together into a single, updated and integrated suite of educational materials with a variety of new enhancements.

Developed by the Clerkship Director in Internal Medicine (CDIM) and ACP, IM Essentials was created specifically for use in the clerkship to help students grasp important internal medicine concepts and apply them clinically. IM Essentials content is based on the CDIM/SGIM core curriculum for the internal medicine clerkship and covers material students will likely encounter on the medicine shelf and USMLE Step 2 examinations. Learn More

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IM Essentials

IM Essentials brings the self-assessment questions currently in MKSAP for Students and the textbook content of Internal Medicine Essentials for Clerkship Students together into a single, updated and integrated suite of educational materials with a variety of new enhancements. Learn more.

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