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September 2008

September is Women in Medicine Month!

In honor of Women in Medicine month this September, several resources and programs have been developed for your information and enjoyment. On ACP Online, you will find a special programs page dedicated to women in medicine that includes information on women leaders of ACP.


Medical Student Perspectives: How to Choose Your Specialty

Deciding to go to medical school seemed like a big enough ordeal in itself. And now that you are in medical school, you have to take the next step and decide in a very short amount of time what you want to do with your life. The task of picking your medical specialty is daunting, to say the least.


My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists: Georges Benjamin, MD, FACP

From the vantage point of his eighth grade science classroom in Chicago, it was difficult for Georges Benjamin to see the future ahead of him, but the frog—primed for dissection on the table in front of him—was a clue.


Internal Medicine Interest Group of the Month: Meharry Medical College

Meharry Medical College (MMC), founded in October 1876, was part of the mission of the Freedman’s Aid Society of the Methodist Episcopal Church to educate freed slaves and provide health care services for their communities.


Winning Abstracts from the 2008 Medical Student Abstract Competition: Breast Cancer Tumor Size in MRI versus Surgical Pathological Specimen: A Correlative Study

Although Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is superior to conventional imaging techniques in breast cancer, its correlation with actual tumor size has not been shown to be impressive. The purpose of our study is to determine the correlation of MRI with pathological findings of breast cancer in patients treated in West Virginia University Hospitals.


Subspecialty Careers: Highlights about Careers in Internal Medicine: Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism

Endocrinology is the diagnosis and care of disorders of the endocrine system. The principle endocrine problems include goiter, thyroid nodules, thyroid dysfunction, diabetes mellitus, hyper- and hypocalcemia, adrenal cortex dysfunction, endocrine hypertension, gonadal disorders, disorders of sodium and water balance, manifestations of pituitary disorders, disorders of bone metabolism, and hyperlipidemia.


Advocacy Brief: Where the Candidates Stand on Health Care

The presidential election season is in full swing, and the candidates continue to release more details about their proposals to reform health care in the U.S.


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A New Way to Ace the Boards!

A New Way to Ace the Boards!

Ensure you're board-exam ready with ACP's Board Prep Ace - a multifaceted, self-study program that prepares you to pass the ABIM Certification Exam in internal medicine. Learn more.