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During the 2010 calendar year, the Internal Medicine Student Interest Group at the University of Kansas School of Medicine focused on educating first- and second-year medical students about the field of internal medicine. We held monthly lunch meetings that fed the minds and stomachs of interested medical students. For each meeting, a current fellow and a staff physician from an IM specialty would discuss why they choose their respective career path and how interested students can follow a similar path. They also talked about the details of the specialty including lifestyle, research, and day-to-day activities.
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Miserable symptoms mark chronic sinusitis
Chronic sinusitis, an illness that can feel as symptomatically miserable as congestive heart failure or rheumatoid arthritis, is often misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed. But distinctive clues can lead internists to deliver the right treatment.
PCPs, hospitalists work at communication
Closer relationships between primary care physicians and hospitalists and resulting improvements in patient care are achievable with relatively little effort.
When you look, but don't see the diagnosis
Gradual yet significant change in a woman's appearance, first noticed by a daughter she hadn't seen for a year, leads to the diagnosis of a common yet frequently missed ailment. Why hadn't those who'd seen the woman daily noticed anything? Intuitive vs. deliberative thought processes made all the difference.
Dealing with addiction
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Helping patients help themselves
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Test yourself: Alcohol abuse
These cases and commentary, which address alcohol abuse, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).
IMpact is developing a new feature that will focus on providing medical students practical advice to help them navigate the process of obtaining a residency position in internal medicine. Issues to be covered include CV development, writing a personal statement, the Match process, residency program interviews, and more. At this time, we are collecting questions and issues that medical students would like addressed by program directors, program coordinators, clerkship directors and chief residents. We will then recruit volunteers to answer those questions in a series of monthly columns that will be included in upcoming newsletter editions.
We are pleased to announce our newest form of self assessment education, Virtual Dx SM- Interpretive Challenges from ACP. Virtual DxSM is an online-only program that uses images and studies to challenge your diagnostic ability in a way that no textbook can.