December 2018


Transportation doesn't fix all no-show woes

(from the November/December 2018 ACP Internist)

When patients miss appointments because they lack reliable transportation, valuable time slots are wasted and health outcomes can decline.

ACP Internist provides news and information for internists about the practice of medicine and reports on the policies, products, and activities of ACP.

I.M. Internal Medicine

Spotlight: Moises Auron, MD, FAAP, FACP, SFHM

You wouldn't expect a martial arts aficionado who holds a third-degree black belt (3rd Dan) in tae kwan do to be a cheerleader. But when you hear Dr. Moises Auron talk about ACP, you understand.

Medical Student Perspectives

An Immigrant's Journey to Medical School

During a student-mentorship link program in my sixth year of medical school, I attended a multidisciplinary meeting with pathologists, medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, and otolaryngologists to discuss an intriguing case.

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Advocacy Update

ACP Calls for Sweeping Changes to Curb Firearm Violence

As Americans mourn the victims of the recent mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, the American College of Physician's newly updated policy statement calling for sweeping changes to reduce firearm injuries and deaths takes on even greater urgency.

The ACP Advocate is a bi-weekly e-newsletter that provides ACP members with news about public policy issues affecting internal medicine and patient care.

Analyzing Annals

Ten Principles for More Conservative, Care-Full Diagnosis

Physicians must navigate a balance between under- and overdiagnosis, both of which may harm patients. The authors of this paper discuss core principles to help find this balance and foster a thoughtful, patient-centered, more conservative approach to diagnosis.

Annals of Internal Medicine is the premier internal medicine academic journal published by the American College of Physicians (ACP). It is one of the most widely cited and influential specialty medical journals in the world.

Winning Abstracts

Raoultella Planticola Bacteremia After Canned Tuna Consumption in an Immunocompetent Patient

Raoultella planticola, a gram-negative bacillus and emerging pathogen, has caused an increased number of clinically significant infections. Most reported infections occur in immunocompromised patients with only two documented cases after consumption of seafood.

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 Careers

Sports Medicine

Sports medicine focuses on physical fitness and the treatment and prevention of injuries related to sports and exercise. This frequently includes advising patients on exercise and training, injury prevention, assessment and management of acute athletic injuries, rehabilitation, and care of medical problems of the athlete.

In the Clinic

Preoperative Evaluation for Noncardiac Surgery

Although every surgical procedure carries some degree of risk, risk is usually relatively low. The goal of preoperative risk assessment is to identify procedure and patient factors that significantly elevate the risk for complications. Careful, directed preoperative evaluation enables implementation of strategies to mitigate risk.

Get Involved

Medical Student Well-Being Webinar

The ACP Leadership Academy invites you to register for a free webinar, “Medical Student Well-being: Don't Forget About Us,” on Wednesday, November 28, 2018, at 3:00 pm ET.

Join Micah Beachy, DO, FACP, as he discusses the importance of well-being for medical students and shares strategies for how to maintain it while in school and throughout training. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions.


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