August 2023

ACP IMpact


Chatbot Performance Appears Similar to Residents', Medical Students' on Tests, Studies Find

(from the July 19, 2023, ACP Hospitalist)

Two recent studies found that a chatbot performed about as well as medical residents and students on tested tasks.

ACP Hospitalist is an online magazine for ACP members covering news and trends in hospital medicine. Single sign-on login is required to access this article.

I.M. Internal Medicine

Spotlight: Farzana Hoque, MD, MRCP (UK), FACP, FRCP

Learn about Dr. Hoque's passions in and out of the hospital and how she uses her YouTube channel to expand her reach and share knowledge with all levels of medical learners.

ACP's Council of Student Members (CSM) Spotlight

Global Medical Training: Panama Edition

The physicians of Panama know their people, the areas they serve, common ailments of the region, and the medications patients can or cannot afford. It was a reminder to me of the importance of community and being an integral part of that community as a physician.

In Case You Missed It

Recommendations From ACP

See ACP's updated guidance for colorectal cancer screening for asymptomatic, average-risk adults; recommendations for preparing for future pandemics and public health emergencies; and new recommendations for modernizing the United States' public health infrastructure.

Analyzing Annals

Time-Restricted Eating Without Calorie Counting for Weight Loss in a Racially Diverse Population. A Randomized Controlled Trial and Time-Restricted Eating for Treatment of Obesity? The Devil Is in the (Counseling) Details

(from the August 2023 Annals for Educators)

Time-restricted eating without calorie counting has become a popular weight loss strategy, but long-term randomized trials evaluating its efficacy are limited. This randomized clinical trial examined the effect on weight loss at 12 months of an 8-hour time-restricted eating strategy (without caloric restriction) versus a strategy focused on reducing calories. The accompanying editorial discusses the findings, the important role of counseling in any weight loss intervention, and evidence gaps in what we know about the effectiveness of time-restricted eating.

Annals for Educators is a Web Exclusives feature of Annals of Internal Medicine which includes activities using selected Annals articles to help medical educators in their teaching activities.

Winning Abstracts from the 2023 Abstracts Competition

Novel Case of Pre-Orgasm Headache as a Presenting Symptom of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH), formerly known as benign intracranial hypertension, is a syndrome defined by a rise in intracranial pressure without apparent cause that can present with headaches, papilledema, or diplopia.

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


Nephrology is the subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the kidney. Because the kidney performs so many critical functions, nephrologists maintain expertise in primary kidney disorders, but also the management of the systemic consequences of kidney dysfunction.

See what makes internal medicine unique and all the career pathways open to internal medicine physicians.Be sure to also explore a day in the life of an IM specialist/subspecialist.

In the Clinic

Atrial Fibrillation

Evidence for diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation has expanded substantially since 2017, when In the Clinic last considered this subject. Direct oral anticoagulants have become the predominant therapy for thromboembolic disease, and antidotes for these drugs are now available.

In the Clinic is a feature of Annals of Internal Medicine which includes practical reviews about the management of common clinical conditions.

IMIG Event Inspiration

Internal Medicine Specialty and Subspecialty Lunch Panel

The internal medicine interest group at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester (UMMS) organized a panel composed of UMMS general internal medicine (IM) physicians and various IM subspecialty physicians. Meeting over lunch, pre-clinical medical students were introduced to the field of internal medicine and its many career opportunities.

Chapter Chatter

ChatGBT for Healthcare Webinar | Sept. 14, 2023 | 7:00-8:00 p.m., EST

Join the ACP Ohio Chapter and Aziz Nazha, MD, Global Head of AI Innovations Institute at Incyte Pharma to learn how ChatGPT and generative AI will impact the future of healthcare. ACP members from all chapters are welcome to attend. To RSVP and obtain the Zoom link, email Ohio Chapter Executive Director, Jan Wrassman at

The membership of ACP is divided into 85 chapters and regions, each uniquely tailored to the needs and interests of its members. See what events are coming up in your local chapter.


“Quiz Me!” Question

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

An 18-year-old woman is evaluated for a 5-year history of recurrent headaches. Headaches occur approximately 12 days per month; three of these episodes are severe, occurring without a trigger or premonitory symptoms, and last for a full day, followed by profound fatigue the next day.

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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