April 2016

Match Day Results: Internal Medicine Positions Critical to High Quality Health Care System
Internal medicine programs offered 7,024 residency positions this year, a 3.75% increase from 6,770 in 2015, according to the 2016 National Resident Matching Program. Of the 6,938 (98.8%) internal medicine positions filled, 3,291 (46.9%) positions were filled with U.S. medical school seniors.

Medical Students Needed to Work at Internal Medicine 2016
ACP is looking for medical students to act as standardized patients in the ultrasound-guided precourse to be held on Tuesday, May 3 and Wednesday, May 4 at Internal Medicine Meeting 2016 in Washington, DC

Medical Student Perspective: Who’s in the Room?
For medical students on medicine or surgery call teams, ears perk up, pulses quicken, and steps hasten. A steady and clear loop, it cuts through the hustle and bustle of the floor: “Code STAT, West Tower, 4F, Code STAT, West Tower, 4F..."

My Kind of Medicine: Gonzalo Bearman, MD, MPH, FACP, FSHEA
Born in Argentina and raised in the Syracuse, New York area, Dr. Bearman grew up in a family of physicians but wasn’t always convinced that he’d become a doctor.

Analyzing Annals: Appropriate Antibiotic Use for Acute Respiratory Tract Infection in Adults
Antibiotics are often inappropriately prescribed for patients with acute respiratory tract infection. In this article, the American College of Physicians and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention present best practice advice for antibiotic use in healthy adults presenting with ARTI.

Advocacy Update: Advocacy Event in Washington Offers ACP Members Face Time With Congress
The registration deadline nears for ACP's annual Leadership Day.

Winning Abstracts from the 2015 Medical Student Abstract Competition: Autotaxin is an Independent Predictor of Insulin Resistance in Overweight and Obese Females
Worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 1980 and prevalence of insulin resistance has increased concurrently.

Subspecialty Careers: Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology is a branch of cardiology that manages complex cardiac arrhythmias with the use of implantable pacemakers and cardioverter-defibrillators, and also applies other interventional techniques and treatments.


In the Clinic

Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common, clinically significant cardiac arrhythmia. It occurs when a diffuse and chaotic pattern of electrical activity in the atria suppresses or replaces the normal sinus mechanism, leading to deterioration of mechanical function.


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