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The most comprehensive meeting in Internal Medicine.
April 11-13, 2019
Internal Medicine Meeting 2019
Prepare for the Certification and Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
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The American College of Physicians is looking for medical
students to act as standardized patients in a number of
ultrasound-related workshops to be held at Internal Medicine 2013
in San Francisco, CA. Students will be paid an honorarium of $100
per half-day, $200 for a full day for their time. No experience is
necessary and standardized patients will not be required to
simulate illness or injury.
If you live in the area or are planning to attend Internal
Medicine 2013 and would like to help, please contact Lisa Rockey at
(800) 523-1546 ext. 2588 or
(Candidates must be comfortable being shirtless and/or wearing
shorts depending on the technique being practiced in the workshop.
Due to the nature of these workshops and the public setting it
would be more appropriate for men to apply.)
I once thought that I was invincible. With my goal set and my
books in hand, I went through the trials and tribulations that many
pre-medical students have to endure: physics, chemistry, MCAT,
biology, and medical school interviews. Most of these prerequisites
were put in place to train us how to absorb large quantities of
information without showing stress or anxiety. As I walked through
the doors on my first day of medical school, I felt my nerves
quiver, but I figured that I was sufficiently prepared to overcome
whatever hurdle was put in front of me. I had successfully finished
4 years of undergraduate studies and 1 year of graduate
training—what could possibly knock me off course?
Find out which medical schools had the highest ACP participation
for this year.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is examining changes to
different aspects of physicians training including financing and
Percutaneous image-guided core needle biopsy (CNB) is currently
the standard of care for the initial diagnosis of suspicious breast
lesions. It is less invasive, less time-consuming and less
expensive than surgical excision, and causes minimal to no
scarring. We aim to determine the negative predictive value (NPV)
of sonographically-guided 14-gauge core needle biopsy of breast
masses, with detailed analysis of any false negative cases.
From the Greek word geron, "an old man," and
iatreia, "the treatment of disease." Geriatric medicine
involves the recognition of differences in presentation of disease
and the importance of maintaining functional independence in
elderly patients. Geriatrics is a primary care discipline oriented
toward preventive, routine, acute, and chronic medical care of
Sarcoidosis is an idiopathic granulomatous disease. Although
often considered a pulmonary disease, it can affect virtually any
organ with diverse and protean manifestations. However, most
patients present with typical symptoms that are recognizable at the
first clinical encounter. Although the cause is incompletely
understood, the pathogenesis of sarcoidosis involves antigen
exposure in a genetically susceptible host resulting in typical
granulomatous inflammation with a prominent Th1-cell-mediated
immune response, which either resolves or progresses to organ
fibrosis. The identity of the antigen or antigens and the exact
genetics of predisposition remain areas of intense research.
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.
for signs of eating disorders
Internists are often the first clinicians to see signs of an eating
disorder, with the rapid or extreme changes in weight apparent both
in person and from the history recorded in a patient's chart. But
primary care clinicians may sometimes be afraid to ask about it
because they are unsure how to handle what they might learn.
The things they don't teach in medical school
Al Franken, the humorist-turned-senator, once published a book that
was titled "Oh, the Things I Know!" Indeed, by the time we reach
parenthood, it is truly amazing what we keep up there in that attic
of a brain. Here is a brief selection of things about the practice
of medicine that I have had to discover for myself or never quite
figured out, including clinical pearls, aphorisms, dictums,
platitudes, mysteries and conundrums that have somehow found their
way into my own cranium and are constantly trying to escape.
residents to be hospitalist leaders
Residents who want to become tomorrow's hospitalists need to learn
more than clinical skills to succeed.
views on shiftwork: Experimental schedule succeeded in one
The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center developed a new system
to maintain night coverage in the ICU under resident work-hour