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wore cowboy boots, faded jeans, and a navy polo shirt; a trinket
attached to a leather bracelet dangled from his wrist. The mother,
in gray sweatpants and a black t-shirt, had long dark hair that
matched her darker complexion. With them were their four daughters.
Walking into the clinic room, I found the three older daughters
laughing, shouting, and jumping around two chairs and the exam
table as their father pleaded with them to calm down. Their
three-month-old sister, my patient that morning, was cradled in her
mother's arms. What made this family different from all the other
patients I had seen that week was that they were speaking Spanish
and had emigrated from Guatemala.
Growing up, Dr.
Erin Roe was always interested in health, wellness and science. She
enjoyed talking with people about their medical concerns and
offering advice. She was a high school student during the first
attempts at national healthcare reform under President Clinton
("Hillary Care"), and observing the failed attempt left her
convinced that physicians would need more advanced training to
navigate the changing financial and political pressures facing
modern healthcare. Dr. Roe, whose maiden name is Dunnigan, chose
the University of Notre Dame for its strong pre-medical education
program and its emphasis on developing the whole person. In
addition to her science coursework, she enjoyed studying music and
vocal performance and used her elective time to take business
courses in accounting and finance. A unique opportunity allowed her
to stay for a fifth year and complete a Masters in Business
Administration, certainly an atypical career path to medical school
in the 1990s in the midst of the "dot.com" bubble when many
classmates were headed for Wall Street.
With one of the largest enrollments in the nation, Drexel
University College of Medicine proudly graduates more than 250
students each year, including as many as 66 students who matched in
internal medicine in 2011. The school's Internal Medicine Interest
Group consistently boasts high student participation, which we hope
contributes to students' early and continued interest in pursuing a
career in internal medicine.
Ask the Program Director is a feature that focuses on providing
medical students practical advice to help you navigate the process
of obtaining a residency position in internal medicine. Issues
covered include things like CV development, writing a personal
statement, the Match process, residency program interviews, and
more. Do you have a question for program directors?
I expected ACP Leadership Day to be inspiring, empowering, and a
way for me to share my thoughts on health reform with our
lawmakers. However, the meeting with my Congressman this past June
exceeded all of my expectations. Not only was I able to advocate
for patients and physicians, but I also discovered an incredible
opportunity in my hometown of Bensalem, Pennsylvania.
Serotonin syndrome is a potentially life-threatening disorder
resulting from an excess of serotonergic agonism with
manifestations from mild to death. Often there is a clinical triad
of cognitive or mental status changes, autonomic hyperactivity, and
somatic effects such as neuromuscular abnormalities. There is no
laboratory test for serotonin syndrome. Diagnosis is by symptom
observation and thorough physical exam and history. Treatment is
aimed at withdrawal of the offending agent(s) and supportive care
until symptom resolution is achieved, without which serotonin
syndrome is fatal.
From the Greek word haima, meaning blood. The
discipline of hematology relates to the care of patients with
disorders of the blood, bone marrow, and lymphatic systems,
including the anemias, hematological malignancies and other clonal
processes, and congenital and acquired disorders of hemostasis,
coagulation, and thrombosis.
In African Americans, the incidence of sickle cell anemia at
birth is estimated to be approximately 1 in 600, and the incidence
of all genotypes of sickle cell disease approaches 1 in 300. These
estimates are influenced by increasing immigration from the
Caribbean region, Central and South America, the Middle East,
Africa, and India. Given the distribution of the HbS gene in the
world's population, determining which individuals are at risk for
sickle cell disease is difficult. Whereas the HbS gene is most
prevalent in persons of African, Arabian, and Asian-Indian
ancestry, genetic admixture ensures its presence in most ethnic
groups, albeit at a far lower prevalence.
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.
Asking questions to better understand
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