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Understanding MOC Requirements
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April 11-13, 2019
Internal Medicine Meeting 2019
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Are you interested in systematically improving the quality of
care delivered in our health care system? Would you like to learn
how to change policies in order to lessen the impact of
environmental hazards on human health? Do you want to become a
stronger advocate for disadvantaged populations in your community?
Would you like become an expert on the application of statistics to
clinical trial data? If any of these scenarios spark an interest
for you or if you would like to become more proficient in these
areas, perhaps you should consider pursuing a Master of Public
Health (MPH) degree alongside your medical school training or even
Growing up in a small town in New Mexico, Dr. Sima Desai
remembers a local surgeon who had a remarkable impact on his
patients and the community. Seeing how the surgeon gave back to the
community exposed Dr. Desai to the giving nature of the medical
profession. "When I first thought about being a physician I thought
it would be a profession about doing things, rather than giving
back, and it was the giving part of being a physician that really
struck a chord with me and became my road to medicine."
During the 2010 calendar year, the Internal Medicine Student
Interest Group at the University of Kansas School of Medicine
focused on educating first- and second-year medical students about
the field of internal medicine. We held monthly lunch meetings that
fed the minds and stomachs of interested medical students. For each
meeting, a current fellow and a staff physician from an IM
specialty would discuss why they choose their respective career
path and how interested students can follow a similar path. They
also talked about the details of the specialty including lifestyle,
research, and day-to-day activities.
The presenting features of any infectious disease are usually
the result of host defense mechanisms against the invading
pathogens rather than being caused solely by the microorganisms
themselves. In an immunocompromised state, clinical features can be
subdued while the infecting organisms proliferate unchecked.
Geriatric medicine involves the recognition of differences in
presentation of disease and the importance of maintaining
functional independence in elderly patients. Geriatrics is a
primary care discipline oriented toward preventive, routine, acute,
and chronic medical care of elderly patients.
Dementia is defined as a decline in cognitive function from
baseline. It is a syndrome caused by a variety of disorders, the
most common of which are Alzheimer disease, vascular dementia, Lewy
body dementia, and frontotemporal dementia.
In the Clinic is a monthly feature in Annals of Internal
Medicine that focuses on practical management of patients with
common clinical conditions. It offers evidence-based answers to
frequently asked questions about screening, prevention, diagnosis,
therapy, and patient education and provides physicians with tools
to improve the quality of care. Many internal medicine clerkship
directors recommend this series of articles for students on the
internal medicine ambulatory rotation.
Please join us in congratulating the following ACP Medical
Student members who began terms on the College's Council of Student
Members at Internal Medicine 2011.
Elizabeth Davlantes, Chair, Washington University School of
Medicine, St. Louis, MO
Amirala Pasha, Vice Chair, University of New England College of
Osteopathic Medicine, South Portland, ME
Hao Feng, Yale University, New Haven, CT *
Emily Lau, Brown University, Providence, RI*
Nathaniel E. Lepp, New York Medical College, New Rochelle, NY*
Ankit Bhatia, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL*
Nathan Moore, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis,
Ryan Estaris, Lousiana State University, New Orleans, LA*
Osamuede Osemwota, University of Alabama, Montgomery, AL*
Ravi Parikh, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
Salma Alibhai, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tempe,
Lindsey Merritt, AT Still University, Mesa, AZ
Justin Peacock, Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN*
*New Council of Student Members Representative
Artery Disease: An easy screen for an overlooked disease
Despite poor awareness and a lack of training on handling
peripheral artery disease, internists can and should be able to
recognize the symptoms and manage 95% of cases. Experts advise how
to diagnose and treat the condition.
MKSAP case studies
A 32-year-old woman presents for evaluation of a murmur recently
heard on physical examination. She has noted mild reduction in
exercise capacity over the past 6 to 12 months. She has no known
history of cardiovascular disease, although a murmur was reported
early in life. Following a physical exam and chest radiograph, what
is the most likely diagnosis in this patient?
July effect: Real or urban myth?
At teaching hospitals, the learning process restarts each summer.
Does hospital quality dip at this crucial point?
and medicine: Use caution when seeking medical information
Quick access to electronic information can be a big help to busy
physicians and harried medical students alike, but both groups need
to be very careful about which Internet resources they choose to
notions: Stair wars
I came to an agreement with the medical students on service with
me: We would spend our week "elevator-free."