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May 2009

Medical Student Perspectives: Alternative Career Choices for Physicians

As medical students, we have chosen to enter a profession that holds endless opportunities and remarkable stability. As this year’s fourth year class matched into different specialties, we saw a vast array of people entering fields of medicine which will enable them to provide healthcare to tens of thousands of patients over their lifetime. One topic of discussion in medical schools that is often overlooked is that of alternative careers in medicine.


My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists: Mark D. Anderson, MD, FACP

On the farm where Mark Anderson grew up in Mississippi, there were always things that needed fixing, and Mark was terrible at it. His brother on the other hand, was a whiz—effortlessly saving the day time and time again with a gracefully held pair of pliers or a wrench. In “hill country” in a family that had worked in farming for multiple generations, this was not a desirable position to be in, but it wasn’t long before he would become quite good at solving problems on his own.


Internal Medicine Interest Group of the Month: University of Nebraska

The Internal Medicine Interest Group or “Club Med” is going strong after eight years at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) in Omaha.


Winning Abstracts from the 2008 Medical Student Abstract Competition: Decreased Pain Of IV Catheterization Via Jet Injection

A 57 year old white female presented to the University of Louisville Outpatient Day Surgery Unit for a skin graft to her left lower extremity post dog bite and subsequent infection.


Subspecialty Careers: Highlights about Careers in Internal Medicine: Critical Care Medicine

Critical care medicine encompasses the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of clinical problems representing the extreme of human disease.


Advocacy Brief: Preserving Patient Access to Primary Care Act Introduced

This week Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D-PA) introduced the Preserving Patient Access to Primary Care Act of 2009 (H.R. 2350).


Did You Know You Have Access to the Internal Medicine Residency Database?

ACP offers the Internal Medicine Residency Database, which contains information about all internal medicine residency programs in the United States.


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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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Earn CME Credits with ACP

Earn CME Credits with ACP

ACP offers internists many CME options for the completion of AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits™. Attend live meetings, work online, or watch course recordings on your own schedule.

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Introducing DynaMed Plus
The Next-Generation Clinical Information Resource

DynaMed Plus is a collaboration between ACP and EBSCO Health. ACP members enjoy free access to this comprehensive tool that optimizes time to answer for busy clinicians, like you. Get started now!