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August 2007

Medical Student Perspectives: Five Easy Steps to Writing a Personal Statement or Autobiographical Sketch

Writing a personal statement for residency applications has been an angst-ridden task for medical students everywhere for decades. To ease the anxiety, I recommend taking the following “baby steps” toward the final product.


My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists: Cristin Mount, MD

In the Army, they have a saying: “Be all that you can be.” As a captain in the United States Armed Forces, Dr. Cristin Mount uses this statement to hold herself to a personal standard.


Internal Medicine Interest Group of the Month: Harvard Medical School

Whether you are looking for a mentor to serve as the faculty advisor for your internal medicine interest group (IMIG), or for a personal mentor to advise you about your research, or someone to shadow in the clinic, there are certain questions to keep in mind to make the process rewarding and meaningful: How do I find the right mentor? When should I go about finding a mentor? How many mentors should I have? The following suggestions will guide you as you ask these questions and make these decisions.


Winning Abstracts from the 2007 Medical Student Abstract Competition: Curing Diabetes and Solving the Stem Cell Dilemma: In Vitro Differentiation of Mouse Amniotic Fluid Cells into Pancreatic Islet-like Cells

Blindness, end-stage renal disease, amputation, and cardiovascular disease are just a few of the well-documented effects of diabetes, a disease that affects about 20 million Americans.


Subspecialty Careers: Highlights about Careers in Internal Medicine: Rheumatology

From the Greek word rheuma, "that which flows as a river or stream." In ancient medical writings, "rheuma" was used to describe any thin discharge from a body surface or orifice. This term was eventually applied to an infection of the joints, presumably because an effusion of the joint space marks the various forms of arthritis.


Advocacy Briefs: Enroll in ACP’s Key Contact Program

ACP’s continued success on Capitol Hill greatly depends on year-round grassroots efforts from the College’s nearly 4,500 Key Contacts.


Internal Medicine Residency Program Fast Facts

Carolinas Medical Center Program, University of Minnesota, and University of Washington.


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