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Throughout my medical education, I have often asked myself,
where are the creative students and physicians? I hear of the
senior attendings who perform in a rock band or paint on the side,
but rarely do I see these physicians presented to students as role
models or mentors. My hope is to never lose my artistic side and to
one day serve as a mentor to students like myself who believe that
balancing the responsibilities of being a medical doctor with the
need to express oneself artistically is an essential component of
being not only a physician, but a person. While often the emphasis
in "medical humanities" is on the medical component of this phrase,
the arts and creative passions that contribute to humanism cannot
be ignored, no matter how rigorous or time-consuming a medical
education may be.
Dr. Dorshimer is in his 29th year as the team physician for the
Philadelphia Flyers and has finished his 15th season as the team
physician for the Philadelphia Eagles. As the Eagles' primary care
physician, Dr. Dorshimer attends every football game, both home and
away, whereas for the Philadelphia Flyers, he attends the regular
season home games as well as home and away games during the
playoffs. Although he treats a variety of injuries and illnesses
for players of both teams, concussions are one of the most common
injuries that he sees. "People are surprised to learn that it's the
internists and primary care physicians, not neurologists, that
treat the players' concussions."
At Penn State College of Medicine, our Internal Medicine
Interest Group (IMIG) strives to learn both the science and the art
of medicine and healing. We take pride in the patient-centered
model of care and are instructed in the importance of the medical
home model; the need for longitudinal continuity of care for our
patients; and the values of integrity, compassion, and
determination. Under the Hippocratic Oath, we have vowed to
remember that there is "an art to medicine as well as science, and
that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon's
knife or the chemist's drug."
Tracey L. Henry, MD, MPH, MS and Eugene Shenderov, PhD have been
chosen as the 2013 ACP Health Policy Interns.
Accumulating evidence has linked stroke and Alzheimer's disease
(AD) and shown that each exacerbates the severity of the other.
Recent studies suggest that vascular effects (such as vascular
reactivity and inflammation) may play an important role in AD
pathophysiological progression. The original concept that AD is a
purely neurologically driven disorder has been questioned based on
this strong connection between AD and stroke. It is challenging to
completely separate the vascular and neurological system and
independently to investigate the importance of each system in the
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
Hip fracture is the most serious consequence of osteoporosis.
About 1% of all falls in the elderly residing in the community
result in hip fracture, often with life-changing consequences.
Acute mortality from hip fracture is 3%-5%; the lifetime risk for
death from hip fracture is similar to that from breast cancer. Far
fewer than half of patients with hip fracture fully recover their
ability to perform all of their basic activities of daily living.
Outcomes are even more grim for those who have postoperative
complications. Timely diagnosis and highly attentive perioperative
care of the complex patient with a hip fracture aim to reduce the
risk for such complications and to facilitate rapid transition to
rehabilitation in the hopes of improving functional recovery.
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.
peers are made of and why it matters to medical education
A resident reflects on the importance of his peers to the learning
process-guiding, helping and supporting one another.
Yourself: From the MKSAP case studies
A 67-year-old man is evaluated for a 3-year
history of low back pain, which is of moderate intensity and
worsens during activities, and a 10-year history of neck pain
accompanied by 20 minutes of morning stiffness. Following a
physical and neurological exam, and a radiograph of the spine, what
is the most likely diagnosis?