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March 2007

Medical Student Perspectives: What is Osteopathic Medicine?

It is not uncommon to still hear the question, “How is a DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) different from an MD (Doctor of Medicine)?” or, “What exactly is a DO?”


My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists: Kevin Egly, MD

As a boy, Dr. Kevin Egly learned how a skilled physician can make a positive impact on people’s lives. It was the 1970s and Kevin’s grandfather had been battling heart failure for years before finally agreeing to have open heart surgery.


Internal Medicine Interest Group of the Month: University of California, San Francisco

The Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine has received remarkable support from all facets of our community. Our students, faculty, administration and the American College of Physicians (ACP), both at the chapter and national level, have ensured our continued momentum and growth in advocating for issues concerning internal medicine, a particularly poignant mandate at a public institution such as UCSF.


Winning Abstracts from the 2006 National Medical Student Poster Competition: Mitochondrial Injury and Non-alcoholic Steatohepatitis

Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a disease of the liver linked to obesity and diabetes. The main cellular features of NASH are steatosis, inflammation, and fibrosis. 30% of 1.6 million children that have fatty liver disease in the U.S. are thought to have NASH.


Selected Career Paths: Highlights about Careers in Internal Medicine: Hospital Medicine/Hospitalists

The national association for hospitalists, Society of Hospital Medicine, defines hospitalists as “physicians whose primary professional focus is the general medical care of hospitalized patients.” 95% of hospitalists are trained in internal medicine and 5% in family medicine.


Advocacy Briefs: Kennedy Introduces Student Loan Oversight Bill

On February 1, Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) and Senator Richard Durbin (D-Illinois), introduced the “Student Loan Sunshine Act” (S. 486) intended to “protect students and parents from exploitation by private lenders and lenders who offer gifts to colleges as a way to secure loan business.”


Internal Medicine Residency Program Fast Facts

Eastern Virginia Medical School, University of Washington, Akron General Medical Center, and New York Medical College at Westchester Medical Center.


Students: Join ACP for Free

Benefits of Membership for Students: ACP's free Medical Student Membership includes benefits designed especially to meet students' needs.

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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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Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health, 2nd Edition

Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health, 2nd Edition This new edition reflects recent clinical and social changes and continues to present the important issues facing practitioners and their LGBT patients. Read more about the Guide. Also see ACP's recent policy position paper on LGBT health disparities.

Join Us in Washington, DC for the Most Comprehensive Meeting in Internal Medicine

Join Us in Washington, DC for the Most Comprehensive Meeting in Internal Medicine
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Discounted rates, the best national faculty, a wealth of clinical and practice management topics and hands-on sessions! Learn more about the meeting.