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February 2015

Call for Feedback: $50 Amazon Gift Card Raffle

Share your opinion of ACP IMpact! Your responses will be confidential, the survey will take less than five minutes, and you will be entered in a drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card. https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=142081385139

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Medical Student Perspectives: The Benefits of Being Involved in an Internal Medicine Interest Group

Now that I am nearing the end of my second year, I can say in retrospect that the decision to participate in an IMIG has greatly benefited me professionally and personally. If you are a first- or second-year medical student, there are 3 primary reasons why I would recommend participating in the IMIG on your campus.

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My Kind of Medicine: IM Family: Ronald V. Loge, MD, MACP & Anna S. Loge, MD

In honor of ACP's Centennial, My Kind of Medicine: IM Family is a new series of physician profiles featuring multi-generational internists. The stories will showcase how a tradition of caring and a passion for internal medicine are passed from one generation to the next.

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Analyzing Annals: Overuse of Testing in Preoperative Evaluation and Syncope: A Survey of Hospitalists

Unnecessary testing wastes limited resources and may expose patients to harm.

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Winning Abstracts from the 2014 Medical Student Abstract Competition: The Bloody Aortic Stenosis: A Case of Heyde Snydrome

In 1958, Heyde published 10 cases describing the association of aortic stenosis (AS) and iron deficiency anemia due to arteriovenous malformations (AVMs) of the gastrointestinal tract.

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Subspecialty Careers: Sports Medicine

The discipline of sports medicine primarily concerns itself with the emergency assessment and care of acutely injured athletes, diagnosis, treatment and management of common sports injuries and illnesses, management of medical problems of the athlete, rehabilitation of ill and injured athletes, and exercise as treatment.

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In the Clinic: Rotator Cuff Disease

In the Clinic

Shoulder pain is a common musculoskeletal disorder and has a substantial negative effect on quality of life.

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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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Reader Submissions

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