April 2019

International Focus

Medical Education in Japan

This month, ACP IMpact focuses on physicians and medical students practicing and studying internal medicine in Japan.


Fighting Resistance in the ICU

(from the March 2019 ACP Hospitalist)

While medicine as a whole is advancing, physicians have lost some ground against bacteria, particularly in the ICU. “For a lot of patients, we've entered the preantibiotic era, where we're essentially practicing 19th-century medicine.”

ACP Hospitalist provides news and information about hospital medicine, covering the latest trends and issues in the field.

I.M. Internal Medicine

Spotlight: Harumi Gomi, MD, FACP, FIDSA, AFAMEE

Although she was born, raised, and attended medical school in Japan, Dr. Harumi Gomi dreamed of doing her medical residency in the United States.

Medical Student Perspectives

Having a Global Mindset in Medicine

I have been involved with ACP since my second year of medical school. It has been a privilege and an adventure. I first joined the ACP Japan Chapter Conference with a professor from my university.

How to Talk to a Patient Who Is Dying

During my two years of clinical clerkship, I met a patient I won't soon forget. She had refractory lymphoma. She had received all the standard therapies, none of which was effective.

Would you like to see your article published here? Review the general guidelines for submission and send your essay as a Word document attachment to impact@acponline.org. We look forward to hearing from you.

Advocacy Update

‘Our Climate Is Changing, and Our Health Is Suffering’ ACP Tells Congress

(from the March 8, 2019 ACP Advocate)

The American College of Physicians is urging Congress to take action to counter the negative effects that climate change is having on Americans' health.

The ACP Advocate is a bi-weekly e-newsletter that provides ACP members with news about public policy issues affecting internal medicine and patient care.

Analyzing Annals

On Being a Patient: Regarding Marcia

In this essay, Dr. O’Glasser asks, “How can we know what a small window of time potentially holds for a patient unless we ask?”

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

Infectious Complications in the Returning Medical Tourist: A Case of Mycobacterium abscessuss

The most pathogenic rapidly growing mycobacteria (RGM), Mycobacterium abscessus is a rare cause of human infection despite its ubiquity in the environment.

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

Infectious Disease

Infectious disease medicine is the subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on diagnosing and managing infections.

In the Clinic

Herpes Zoster

Primary care providers and hospitalists frequently encounter older or immunocompromised patients with herpes zoster accompanied by debilitating pain.

Get Involved

Tell Us About Your School's Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG)

Does your IMIG have a strong presence on your campus? Has your school's IMIG recently hosted a unique or interesting event? If your IMIG club is doing great things to promote internal medicine, ACP wants to feature your group in a future issue of IMpact.

Find out more, and review our submission guidelines.

Medical Student Activities at ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2019

ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2019 will be held from Thursday April 11 to Saturday April 13 in Philadelphia, PA.

With the help of the ACP Council of Student Members, we have worked to make the Internal Medicine Meeting a welcoming and meaningful experience for student attendees, planning activities and events that include a welcome center for students attending the meeting, a social media presence for students, and informal social and networking events.

Other events for students will include presentations by the winners of our Abstracts contest and our popular Jeopardy-style Doctor's Dilemma competition. Student Registration for the meeting is FREE.

Find out more about events for Student Members.


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