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Explore a career in Internal Medicine with a free student membership.

Take advantage of multifaceted medical resources and a worldwide community of internists.

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Education and Career Counseling

Access learning resources and key career decision-making tools.

Succeed in your internal medicine clerkship, enhance your CV, and prepare for residency selection by tapping into ACP resources, discounted and free to members.

Prepare for Residency

ACP can help with prepare for residency application and selection with our residency database, tips for residency application and interviewing tips.

Abstract Competitions

The College sponsors abstract competitions with special categories for student members. Prizes include monetary awards and recognition among your peers.

Annual Internal Medicine Meeting

The premier meeting for the specialty with over 200 educational sessions in internal medicine and its subspecialties. Free admission for ACP student members.

Medical Student Career Path

Explore a series of articles to help you plan and navigate your potential career in internal medicine.




Enhance your medical knowledge with access to weekly and monthly publications that promote excellence in medicine and keep you updated.

ACP publications, in a variety of formats, help you stay on top of your medical interests.

Annals of Internal Medicine

ACP Medical Student Members get a free online subscription to Annals, the most widely-cited journal focused on internal medicine and its subspecialties.

ACP IMpact

A free online monthly newsletter for medical students, including medical student perspectives, physician profiles, winning abstracts, info about subspecialty careers, and helpful articles.

ACP Internist and ACP Hospitalist

ACP Internist provides news and information for internists, and reports on the activities of ACP; ACP Hospitalist focuses on hospitalists and other hospital-based physicians. Student members get a free online subscription.

ACP Journalwise

A digital content delivery system that alerts you to new articles on topics you care about, culled from over 120 medical journals and curated by medical professionals. JournalWise is free for members.




Join a network of peers who share your vision.

ACP's dedicated 148,000 members are committed to excellence and giving back to the profession.

Physician & Patient Advocacy

ACP’s collective voice is strong, effecting change on Capitol Hill and locally. Enhance your CV by joining the Advocates for Internal Medicine Network, attend ACP’s Leadership Day, and stay informed with The ACP Advocate e-newsletter.


ACP’s domestic and international chapters offer opportunities to get involved, develop leadership skills, voice opinions, engage in debates, and attend local events. Attendance to local chapter meetings is free or deeply discounted for ACP Student Members.

Interest Group Sponsorship Program

ACP's Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) Sponsorship Program provides funding and resources to U.S. medical school groups to support their interest in internal medicine.



Additional Benefits

Take advantage of ACP's many other resources and services for medical students.

Explore all internal medicine has to offer and take advantage of ACP's many other professional resources and services.

IM Essentials

A suite of educational materials to help you prepare for the IM Clerkship and USMLE Step 2, including self-assessment questions, a text book and a dynamic online program. This product is offered at a discount to ACP Members.

Clinical Guidelines

ACP produces highly respected, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, with the aim of helping clinicians deliver the best health care possible.

DynaMed Plus®

Through ACP's collaboration with EBSCO Health, ACP members receive free access to the most current, evidence-based clinical decision support tool, DynaMed Plus.

Member Forums

Discussion boards where members can share experiences and discuss topics pertaining to clinical issues, education and training, and more.

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Student Membership

Annual Dues for this Membership Type* $0

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*ACP's membership year runs from July 1 to June 30.

Medical Student Eligibility Additional Membership Benefits

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MKSAP 17 Products

Trust the best to do your best!

MKSAP has been trusted by internists since 1967 as the best resource for updating knowledge and preparing for ABIM Board exams.

MKSAP 17, available in Complete, Digital, and Print packages, consists of 11 comprehensive text chapters with related multiple-choice questions. You’ll find 1,200 completely new questions to help you identify learning gaps, stay current, and gain the knowledge you need to provide the best possible patient care. MKSAP 17’s original and high-quality questions evolve out of case studies and patient scenarios based on the latest evidence.

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IM 2017 San Diego California
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Internal medicine’s most comprehensive educational event!

Each year, the American College of Physicians brings together physicians from around the globe to experience the most comprehensive live educational event in internal medicine. Internal Medicine Meeting 2017 will offer more than 200 sessions on clinical topics and related areas designed to expand your medical knowledge, improve your clinical skills, and keep you abreast of the most recent advances in patient care.

Free to ACP Student Members.

Internal Medicine 2017 Website

Educational Courses and Recordings

Prepare and review with our courses and recordings.

ACP wants to help you prepare for board certification and maintenance of certification (MOC) exams in internal medicine. We offer live review courses in varying lengths and at many locations throughout the United States. ACP also offers internal medicine board review course recordings that allow you to study on your own schedule. All board review courses and recordings offer CME credit.

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Abstract Competitions

Submit your work and participate in ACP's annual Internal Medicine Meeting.

ACP hosts an annual national abstract competition for medical students as part of the annual Internal Medicine Meeting. Several local ACP Chapters hold competitions as well.

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IM Essentials

Internal Medicine Essentials

IM Essentials was collaboratively developed by the American College of Physicians (ACP) and the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM), the content of IM Essentials is based on the national core curriculum for the 3rd year internal medicine clerkship and the blueprint for the NBME Step 2 examination, and shares many of the content features and functions available in the MKSAP program.

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Residency Career Guidance

Get the career guidance you need on a variety of topics.

ACP offers you a comprehensive collection of resources to prepare you for residency, including: 

  • Enhance your CV
  • Tools for acing interviews
  • Preparing your residency application

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Board Prep Courses

Prepare to pass the ABIM Board exam in internal medicine.

Review medical content and improve test-taking skills with ACP's expert clinician educators as you prepare for the ABIM certification exam.

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Medical Student Career Path

Guidance to assist you as you transition from pre-clinical to clinical training.

Stay one step ahead by learning about each phase of your training. Article topics include:

  • Structure of internal medicine
  • About the USMLE Step 1 Exam
  • Developing your third year schedule
  • Getting ready for your clinical clerkships
  • Thinking ahead to your fourth year

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Annals of Internal Medicine

Annals of Internal Medicine is the most widely-cited journal focused on internal medicine and its subspecialties and is free to ACP members. In the first issue of each month, Annals features In the Clinic, a section focusing on the practical management of common clinical conditions. In the second issue of each month, look for ACP Journal Club, which reviews clinical studies from over 150 medical journals and digests them into easy-to-read abstracts. Includes free access to the updated iPad edition with exclusive content.

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A free monthly newsletter for medical students

IMpact provides medical student perspectives, physician profiles, winning abstracts, profiles of subspecialty careers, and more helpful articles.


ACP Internist and ACP Hospitalist

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ACP Journalwise

Access The Most Important Articles from the World's Top Medical Journals.

ACP JournalWise, a free member benefit, reviews over 120 of the world’s top medical journals alerting you to the highest quality, most clinically relevant, new articles based on your preferred areas of specialty. Available online and mobile optimized, ACP JournalWise allows you to quickly access the information you need – anywhere, anytime.

Awards and Competitions

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Clinical Guidelines

Clinical Guidelines

Get the info you need with ACP's clinical guidelines & recommendations.

ACP's goal is to provide clinicians with recommendations based on the best available evidence; to inform clinicians of when there is no evidence; and finally, to help clinicians deliver the best health care possible.

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DynaMed Plus

DynaMed Plus

A clinical decision support tool updated daily

DynaMed Plus provides information in an easy-to-digest format for quick and accurate reference at the point-of-care. This mobile-friendly resource offers the following key features:

  • Precise search
  • Comprehensive specialty content including internal medicine
  • Concise clinical summaries and overviews
  • Evidence-based recommendations
  • Graphics and images
  • Drug content including dosing and interactions

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