- Feature: Welcome from the Chair of the Council of Student Members
- Medical Student Perspectives: 4 Tips to Maintaining Happiness and Sanity in Medical School
- My Kind of Medicine: Bernard M. Karnath, MD, FACP
- IMIG Update: Be Successful! Student Leader Orientation Webinar
- Analyzing Annals: Business and Ethics in Medical Research: Are Human Genes Patentable?
- Advocacy Update: ACP Health Policy Internship
- Winning Abstracts: Successful treatment of Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis with Selective Brain Hypothermia during Whole Lung Lavage
- Subspecialty Careers: Transplant Hepatology
- In the Clinic: Alcohol Use
- Virtual Dx - Interpretive Challenges from ACP
- Highlights from ACP Internist® & ACP Hospitalist®
Welcome from the Chair of the Council of Student Members
As the Chair for the ACP Council of Student Members (CSM), I am very proud of the emphasis the College places on us, the medical students. The CSM was established specifically to serve the needs and represent the interests of medical students. As such, I encourage you to communicate with us regularly. We want to hear your stories, successes, needs, ideas, and passions. The CSM meets regularly to discuss issues of particular importance to us as medical students and communicate them to ACP leadership and governance committees. Your input and feedback are essential to CSM's mission to enrich your medical school experience and empower you to thrive in your endeavors.More
Medical Student Perspectives: 4 Tips to Maintaining Happiness and Sanity in Medical School
Most of us have heard the horror stories of medical school. Walking through the lecture hall, I heard bits and pieces of conversations: "I only sleep three hours a night." "I haven't been to the gym in months." "I've been living off of frozen meals and canned soup." For as long as I can remember, medical school has been associated with losing control of one's personal life and forgoing essential needs for the sake of studying. Although these experiences may be true (or slightly exaggerated), I'm here to say that it is possible to maintain your happiness and sanity while also achieving greatness in the classroom. In fact, I believe that I have become a better person-mentally, physically, and spiritually-during the time spent in medical school. From the first day, I set a few rules that I now follow every day. They are simple and easy and have helped me maintain a balance between studying and my personal life and well-being.More
My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists: Bernard M. Karnath, MD, FACP
Dr. Karnath says he chose internal medicine because of the instructors he had during his internal medicine clerkship at UTMB. "The faculty were outstanding role models and excellent teachers," he says, "They inspired me to go into academic medicine." In addition to his mentors, Dr. Karnath says it was the patient-physician relationship that drew him to primary care.More
Analyzing Annals: Business and Ethics in Medical Research: Are Human Genes Patentable?
Read the article "Are Human Genes Patentable?" on annals.org and consider the following questions...More
IMIG Update: Be Successful! Student Leader Orientation Webinar
Participate in the upcoming Internal Medicine Interest Group Leader Orientation Webinar, hosted by the Council of Student Members (CSM). The webinar will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2013 from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time.More
Advocacy Update: Health Policy Internship
Read about Eugene Shenderov, MD, PhD's experience as an ACP Health Policy Intern and how you can apply for the 2014 ACP Health Policy Internship Program.More
Winning Abstracts from the 2013 Medical Student Abstract Competition: Successful treatment of Pulmonary Alveolar Proteinosis with Selective Brain Hypothermia during Whole Lung Lavage
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is a rare disorder characterized by the accumulation of surfactant lipids and protein in the alveolar spaces, with resultant impairment in gas exchange. The only known treatment is whole lung lavage (WLL), which is an instillation of normal saline solution to the lung to drain proteinaceous material.More
Subspecialty Careers: Transplant Hepatology
Transplant Hepatology training involves one year of additional clinical training after completion of both residency in internal medicine and fellowship training in gastroenterology.More
In the Clinic: Alcohol Use
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) estimates that the prevalence of alcohol dependence in the United States is 5%, but up to 3 of every 10 adults drink alcohol at levels associated with adverse health and social consequences (1). Physicians play an important role in recognizing alcohol misuse, managing its medical complications,and helping patients change their behavior.Unfortunately, clinicians provide recommended alcohol-related screening and intervention for eligible patients only about 10% of the time (2).
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.
Highlights from ACP Internist® & ACP Hospitalist®
women have it all? Successfully balancing family and a hospital
Hospitalist moms offer advice and anecdotes on how they achieved balance without feeling like they gave up too much in their career or family life.
with Vineet M. Arora, MD, FACP, on evaluating handoffs
Learning how to receive a handoff is as important as learning to how to send one.
Prediction: Predicting mortality
Models to determine inpatients' death risk are under development. Algorithms could be used in assessing safety and quality of care.