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December 2014

Medical Student Perspectives: Medical Mission to Peru

I wanted to put my medical school training to the test and do what I always dreamed of: helping those in need. Fortunately, with the help of Medical Ministry International, I had the opportunity to go on a 2-week medical mission trip to Arequipa, Peru.

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My Kind of Medicine: David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP

A renowned medical journalist, acclaimed public speaker, experienced internist and research director.

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Analyzing Annals: Ebola - Fear and Practicing Medicine

This series of Annals of Internal Medicine essays, all released over the past few weeks, highlights the intense attention being paid to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, and fears of its arrival in the U.S.

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Winning Abstracts from the 2014 Medical Student Abstract Competition: The Prevalence and Correlates of Lifetime Mental Disorders and Trauma Exposures in Urban and Rural Settings: Results from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication (NCS-R)

Mental health disorders are a product of both genetics and environment. Distinctions between rural and urban environments are likely to produce different frequencies of traumatic exposures, and thus differences in the occurrence of mental health disorders.

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Subspecialty Careers: Medical Oncology

The word oncology is derived from the Greek word ongkos, meaning "a bulk or mass," which later was changed to mean "a tumor." Medical oncology is the subspecialty which involves the diagnosis and management of benign and malignant neoplasms.

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In the Clinic: Colorectal Cancer Screening

In the Clinic

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States (1). Outside the United States, the impact of colorectal cancer is also immense. In terms of global incidence, it ranks third among cancers affecting women and fourth for men (2).

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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.

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Call for Submissions

Help ACP celebrate the past, present and future of medicine by submitting stories, artwork, etc.

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Reader Submissions

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