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Feature: Understanding Internal Medicine: A Guide for Medical Students

What is internal medicine? How is it different from other specialties? How is internal medicine training structured? What are the internal medicine subspecialties?

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Medical Student Perspective: Volunteering Abroad in India

I felt the blazing heat slap my face as I got off my small plane in the city of Vijaywada, state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Being accustomed to the comforts of living in North America I asked myself why and how I ended up in a place where the airport was still under construction and there was no path for me to lug my luggage.

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My Kind of Medicine: IM Family: The Chadaga Family

In true sibling fashion, Smitha Chadaga, MD, FACP and Amar Chadaga, MD, FACP found their way to internal medicine by different paths, but they both say that their father, Rajagopal Chadaga, MD, FACP, has had a profound impact on their respective careers as internal medicine physicians.

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Analyzing Annals: Professionalism in Medicine: Our Family Secrets

The Annals essay, "Our Family Secrets," describes the disrespectful, and repugnant, behavior of some physicians toward patients.

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Advocacy Update: Apply Now for the 2016 ACP Health Policy Internship

ACP is now accepting applications for the 2016 Health Policy Internship for Residents/Fellows and Medical Student Members in Washington, DC.

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Winning Abstracts from the 2015 Medical Student Abstract Competition: Primary Vaginal Melanoma: An Incidental Finding on Routine Pelvic Examination

Primary vaginal melanoma is a rare and aggressive cancer. It accounts for less than 3% of vaginal cancers and less than 1% of malignant melanomas with an incidence of 0.26/10,000 women per year.

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Subspecialty Careers: Cardiovascular Disease/Cardiology

From the Greek kardia, meaning heart, as used in the Hippocratic treatises.

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In the Clinic
Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction (Diastolic Dysfunction)

Heart failure (HF) is a serious health problem, with an estimated incidence of 660 000 cases per year in the United States, and a prevalence of more than 5 million.

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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.

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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