April 2022

ACP IMpact

Congratulations to the medical students who will be presenting their abstracts at the ACP National Abstract Competitions on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at the Chicago Convention Center!

Join us for the rest of the Internal Medicine Meeting on April 28-30, 2022 for a dedicated Medical Student Member track. Register for $49.


Racism in the Record?

(from the February 16, 2022, ACP Hospitalist)

Sometimes hospitalists say negative things about their patients in the electronic health record (EHR). But would you guess that they may be more than twice as likely to do so when the patient is Black?

I.M. Internal Medicine

Spotlight: Harvir Singh Gambhir, MD, FACP, CPL, CPHQ

Learn why Dr. Harvir Singh Gambhir's most treasured possession is his grandfather's stethoscope.

Council of Student Members (CSM) Spotlight

An *NRMP* Match Made in Heaven

With thousands of other students, I spent most of February and March eagerly anticipating the results of the Match, second guessing my final rank list, fearfully wondering about the SOAP process and repeating this cycle in an unhealthy manner.

Medical Student Perspective

“Leveraging Your Spheres of Influence Toward Racial Equity and Justice in Medicine”

As America begins to refocus the national lens on systemic racism and racial injustice during these troubling times, it is important now as a medical community to participate in the discussion.

Advocacy Update

New ACP Toolkit Helps Members Tackle Period Poverty

(from the March 4, 2022 ACP Advocate)

With the introduction of a new toolkit, the American College of Physicians is urging members to help put an end to period poverty.

Read the full article in ACP Advocate.

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

The Shooting

We started to hear the rumors of an active shooter in the hospital, but no official announcement was made. We stood as a group.

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

A Functional, Subcarinal Paraganglioma Adherent to the Left Atrial Wall and Supplied by Large Branches of Coronary and Bronchial Arteries

A 35-year-old male presented to the ED with chest pain, seizures, diaphoresis, and hypertension. ECG revealed prolonged QT interval and T wave abnormalities. A highly vascular 5.7cm subcarinal mass was identified on CTA and Dotatate images; labs showed elevated (>3x normal) levels of norepinephrine, normetanephrine, dopamine, and chromogranin A.

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 and Combined Training Careers


Gastroenterology is the subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on the evaluation and treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.

See all the career pathways open to internal medicine doctors and explore a “day-in-the-life” of an IM specialist/subspecialist at the bottom of our “Medical Student Career Path page.

In the Clinic

Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Acute gastrointestinal bleeding (GIB) is a common clinical entity. Expert management of acute GIB requires collaborative care between internists and other specialists. This article reviews the presentation, treatment, and prevention of acute GIB using recommendations from recent guidelines and expert panel reviews.

Get Involved

Submit a Blog Post for ACP Annals Fresh Look

Looking to add to your CV but don't have a lot of time? The Annals Fresh Look blog invites brief commentaries on Annals of Internal Medicine articles from medical students interested in the field of internal medicine. See submission details.

Medicine IRL: Submit Your Member Images

ACP is looking for images of our members in action during the pandemic in various practice settings. We're interested in anything that captures you in your daily professional roles and responsibilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. This could include working with teams, patients, telehealth visits, outpatient and inpatient settings, with other health care workers, or anything that captures your current daily life. See details.

IMIG Event Inspiration

POCUS Training Class

The Internal Medicine Interest Group at Drexel University College of Medicine was treated to a POCUS training class in November 2021, led by faculty from neighboring Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University. See more IMIG event ideas.

Chapter Chatter

Colorado Chapter High-Value Journal Club

Dr. Marianne Novelli and Dr. Mugabe Walker launched the first virtual high-value journal club meeting on June 8, 2021. This monthly event provides a quick review and discussion of 2-3 articles relevant to primary care. Articles are sent to the chapter membership ahead of time. Contact Dr. Mugabe Walker with any questions.


“Quiz Me!” Question

Test your medical knowledge each month with questions from The Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program® (MKSAP)

A 49-year-old woman is evaluated during a new patient visit. She has no medical problems or concerning symptoms and takes no medications.

The Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program® (MKSAP) has been the “go-to” resource for board prep and lifelong learning since 1967. Learn more.


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