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April 11-13, 2019
Internal Medicine Meeting 2019
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We all go into medicine because we want to help people. In the
midst of my residency interviews, I was able to delve deeper and
reflect on this chosen career path and really understand why and
how I have chosen internal medicine. I want to provide this as a
guide to students who have not yet decided on a specialty.
The process of discovery is what stimulated Dr. Khoury's
interest in medicine as a child. Fascinated by what she was
learning in her 5th grade health class, Dr. Khoury says she loved
the idea that a physician is a medical detective, studying evidence
and figuring out what is wrong.
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The IMIG Sponsorship Program recruitment period closed on
December 31, 2013, and IMIG clubs will be receiving reward funding
soon! See if your medical school reached the 30% recruitment
The bulk of the Affordable Care Act's coverage provisions went
into effect on January 1, 2014, including tax credits for
Marketplace-based coverage, Medicaid expansion, and insurance
industry reforms such as prohibitions on pre-existing condition
Flatbush Diabetes or Idiopathic Type-1 Diabetes or Atypical
Diabetes is an emerging subtype of Diabetes Mellitus that is
prevalent in obese, middle age, minority patients, with a higher
male predominance. It has a unique presentation with features of
both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
Endocrinology is the diagnosis and care of disorders of the
endocrine system. The principle endocrine problems include goiter,
thyroid nodules, thyroid dysfunction, diabetes mellitus, hyper- and
hypocalcemia, adrenal cortex dysfunction, endocrine hypertension,
gonadal disorders, disorders of sodium and water balance,
manifestations of pituitary disorders, disorders of bone
metabolism, and hyperlipidemia. While not strictly an endocrine
disorder, obesity is considered part of the spectrum of
endocrinology because it often enters into the differential
diagnosis of endocrine disease and is a major element in the
management of type 2 diabetes. Prevention focuses on the
complications of obesity, diabetes, hyperlipidemias, thyroid
disease, and the iatrogenic effects of glucocorticoids.
Hyperthyroidism is a clinical state characterized by excessive
serum concentrations of thyroxine (T4), triiodothyronine
(T3), or both with suppression of serum
thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels. Some observers prefer the
term thyrotoxicosis for this condition and restrict the
term hyperthyroidism to the types of thyrotoxicosis that
are caused when the thyroid gland synthesizes and secretes too much
thyroid hormone. To avoid confusion, however, we will consider
hyperthyroidism and thyrotoxicosis to be the same and will use only
the term hyperthyroidism.
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.
team care from policy to practice
Medical practice is becoming increasingly team-based, which is
leading to a renegotiation of the roles each clinician brings to
Message: Transparent charts and opening the problem list to
Doctors use the patient's medical chart as a notepad of sorts, to
record clinical impressions and thinking. But the record's
increasingly open nature requires physicians to reconsider how they
document the patient's history and what they might be willing to
share with the patient.
'two midnights': Understanding the new observation status
CMS' attempt to redefine the difference between inpatient and
observation status may create new problems.
place between the hospital and the office: Hospitalist group
branches out into 'extensivist' care
Effort by Holston Medical Group in Virginia and Tennessee aims to
provide inpatient-level care without the negative effects of