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The most comprehensive meeting in Internal Medicine.
April 11-13, 2019
Internal Medicine Meeting 2019
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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.
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.
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.
Read the article "Are Human Genes Patentable?" on annals.org and
consider the following questions...
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.
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.
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
Transplant Hepatology training involves one year of additional
clinical training after completion of both residency in internal
medicine and fellowship training in gastroenterology.
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.
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