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The Perelman School of Medicine's William Pepper Medical Society
has been promoting the field of internal medicine since 1886. Our
IMIG club is named after Dr. William Pepper, Jr., MD, who founded
our nation's first teaching hospital, the Hospital of the
University of Pennsylvania, in 1874. He was a leader and innovator
in medical education and institutional administration, and served
as the Provost of the University of Pennsylvania from 1881-1894.
The society seeks to attract medical students to the exciting field
of internal medicine through our monthly faculty speaker series,
formal mentoring initiatives, and partnership with our regional
chapter of the American College of Physicians.
Our monthly faculty speaker series highlights the inspiring and
dedicated faculty in the Department of Medicine. The series allows
for students to learn about various aspects of a career in internal
medicine, while meeting leaders in their fields. The events always
include a hot meal, and allow for close interaction between medical
students and faculty members. The academic year begins with our
annual kick-off event which features Dr. Richard Shannon, the chair
of the Department of Medicine and Dr. Lisa Bellini, the Internal
Medicine Residency Program Director and Vice Chair for Education in
the Department of Medicine. One of our most popular events each
year is the "Interventional Careers Night" at our Simulation
Center, where students can simultaneously learn about the
procedure-oriented specialties in internal medicine while learning
some of the most common interventions on the human patient
simulators. We also address concerns about physician satisfaction
and quality of life in our "It's A Wonderful Life" event where
faculty members discuss their strategies for maintaining a great
family and personal life while building a rewarding career. Other
events include Research Careers in Internal Medicine, Women in
Academic Medicine, Primary Care Night, and Alternative Careers in
Medicine, which explores pathways in health policy, pharmaceutical
research, and military medicine.
Although our speaker series provides a great opportunity for
students to meet potential mentors in the Department of Medicine,
we have also begun a formal mentoring initiative this year. At the
start of the academic year, students who join our Internal Medicine
Interest Group are asked if they would like to be matched with a
faculty mentor in the Department of Medicine. Students also have
the opportunity to attend a dinner to learn more about the
mentoring process. This event, in addition to our fall and spring
American College of Physicians dinners, which are coordinated by
John Derrickson, the Executive Director of the ACP Pennsylvania
Chapter, give students ample opportunity to meet physicians
practicing internal medicine in the Philadelphia area. The ACP
dinners are cherished by medical students because they are able to
sit with one faculty member for the entire event. We are also
working on cultivating peer mentorship through our "Post-match
Student Panel" where students applying for residencies internal
medicine can seek advice from recently matched fourth year
We are incredibly fortunate to work with a team of faculty,
staff and students who make these events possible. Our faculty
advisor, Jennifer Kogan, MD, is instrumental in helping us to find
enthusiastic and inspiring faculty members to speak at our events.
Our program coordinator Ann Marie Hunt, the Associate Director for
Undergraduate Medical Education, plays a vital role in recruiting
faculty speakers and arranging our event schedule. Our society
leadership always includes medical students in either the second or
third years so that the group may have continuity between its
Virginia Shalkey, Class of 2012
Cody Dashiell-Earp, Class of 2012
Ian Folkert, Class of 2013
Co-chairs, William Pepper Medical Society
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
December 2011 Issue of IMpact
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