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April 2017

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Feature Article: Managing Medication Adherence
(from the March 2017 ACP Internist)
That most nonadherent patients are willfully rejecting doctors' orders might seem shocking. But physicians have to accept it in order to encourage patients to accept their advice. Digital health tools may offer potential aids in solving matters of adherence.

ACP Internist provides news and information for internists about the practice of medicine and reports on the policies, products, and activities of ACP.

A Bit of Encouragement for My Second-Year Colleagues Preparing for Level 1 (Step 1)
Have you ever thought to yourself, “Man. I can’t believe I signed up for this"? For 2 years, I’ve worked so incredibly hard, increasing my vocabulary 10-fold; reading, learning, and integrating the anatomy and pathophysiology; understanding diseases I’ve never heard of before or may have convinced myself and classmates I now have.

Advocacy Update: ‘Facts are Stubborn Things' and are Needed More than Ever
(from the March 2017 ACP Internist)
ACP advocacy is based on the premise that public policy positions that are well supported by facts and evidence will be more persuasive and have greater acceptance.
We often look to our Founding Fathers for wisdom, especially in turbulent times. This quote from John Adams is particularly apt to today's debates over the Affordable Care Act, climate change, vaccines, and many other issues: “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.”

ACP Internist provides news and information for internists about the practice of medicine and reports on the policies, products, and activities of ACP.

My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists
Officer Profiles: Jack Ende, MD, MACP and Susan Hingle, MD, FACP

Get to know the new ACP President and Chair of the Board of Regents.

Analyzing Annals: Annals Graphic Medicine - Something Strange
Is there an unexpected explanation for the lack of effect of your treatments?

Annals of Internal Medicine is the premier internal medicine academic journal published by the American College of Physicians (ACP). It is one of the most widely cited and influential specialty medical journals in the world.

Winning Abstracts from the 2016 Medical Student Abstract Competition: EpxDiabetes Accelerates Blood Glucose Control for Patients with Diabetes
Blood glucose control for diabetics remains a difficult goal to achieve among patients, in particular because of inconsistent communication of blood glucose values to physicians outside of office visits. Blood glucose diaries have low compliance rates, and underlying socioeconomic issues, medication side effects, and medication non-compliance contribute to blood glucose control difficulties.  

Want to have your abstract featured here? ACP holds a National Abstracts Competition as part of the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting every year. Find out more at ACP Online.

Subspecialty Careers: General Internal Medicine
Basic training in internal medicine is a three-year (frequently termed "categorical") residency training program. Following completion, individuals are prepared for board certification in internal medicine and prepared to practice general internal medicine.

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Tuberculosis
Although tuberculosis (TB) rates remain low in the United States, 10.4 million people were diagnosed and 1.4 million died of the disease worldwide in 2015. The past decade has seen major advances in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

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Medical Student Activities at ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2017

ACP's annual meeting, Internal Medicine Meeting 2017, will be held from Thursday March 30 through Saturday April 1 in San Diego, CA. Our Council of Student Members is looking forward to seeing you there!

Be sure to review the full schedule of Medical Student activities offered at the meeting.

Student Registration for the meeting is FREE.  Click here to find out more!

Medical Students Needed to Work at Internal Medicine 2017

Earn while you learn!

The American College of Physicians is recruiting medical students to act as standardized patients at Internal Medicine Meeting 2017 to be held March 28 - April 1, 2017 in San Diego, CA at the San Diego Convention Center.

Students are needed for:

  • The Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Internists and Hospitalists pre-course on Tuesday, March 28 and Wednesday, March 29, 7:30am - 5:00pm. Students can sign-up for one or two days, and will receive a stipend of $75 per day.
  • Ultrasound-guided activities in the Herbert S. Waxman Clinical Skills Center, Thursday, March 30 through Saturday, April 1.  Students who register will receive a stipend of $20 per hour.

These are noninvasive workshops, and students will be used to demonstrate ultrasound technique and imaging of normal anatomy.

If you live in the San Diego area or are planning to attend Internal Medicine Meeting 2017 and would like to participate, please click here to see available time slots and to register.

Please share this announcement with your classmates.

If you have any questions, please contact Colleen Poole at cpoole@acponline.org or at (215) 351-2597.

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