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ACP Dragonís Lair: Breathing Fire into Health Care Transformation

Are you an innovator in health care? Do you have a project idea that improves patient outcomes, cuts unnecessary costs, or allows physicians to practice or collaborate more effectively? If so, ACP wants to hear from you!

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Medical Students Needed to Work at ACP's Internal Medicine Meeting 2016

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 Internal Medicine Meeting 2016 in Washington, DC, from May 3-May 7.

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Medical Student Perspective: 10 Keys to Succeeding in Medical School

10. Showing up counts. Body and mind wellness are more linked than we realize at times.

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Analyzing Annals: Opportunities From the Greater Use of Generic Medications

The underuse of generic medications is an important example of a situation where unnecessarily expensive therapies are used when less costly, equally effective options are available.

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Winning Abstracts from the 2015 Medical Student Abstract Competition: Targeting NADPH-Mediated Oxidative Stress Reduces Cell Death and Improves Behavior following Neurotrauma

1.7 million traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur each year in the United States. Recent evidence suggests that repetitive TBIs can lead to chronic neurodegenerative changes over time.

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Subspecialty Careers: Hematology

The discipline of hematology relates to the care of patients with disorders of the blood, bone marrow, and lymphatic systems, including the anemias, hematological malignancies and other clonal processes, and congenital and acquired disorders of hemostasis, coagulation, and thrombosis.

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In the Clinic
Hepatitis C

The approach to hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection has undergone tremendous change in the past 2 years. The first-generation protease inhibitors have been approved for treatment of genotype 1 infection, leading to sustained virologic response (SVR) rates of 68%Ė75% for treatment-naÔve patients (1, 2).

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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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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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