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January 2015

Medical Student Perspectives: Tips on Finding a Research Mentor & Project

The number of medical students participating in some form of research is growing, and research is becoming an important component of medical education.

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Analyzing Annals: Research Ethics & Patient Consent

Two recent Annals of Internal Medicine papers address research ethics and participants' consent in the electronic age.

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Winning Abstracts from the 2014 Medical Student Abstract Competition: Exploring Challenges and Policy Solutions for improving access to healthcare for vulnerable populations: Lessons from the UK National Health Service

Vulnerable populations in the United Kingdom (UK), similar to other countries throughout the world, face many obstacles to accessing healthcare.

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Subspecialty Careers: Rheumatology

Rheumatology deals with the prevention, diagnosis, and management of crystalline diseases, systemic rheumatic diseases, spondyloarthropathies, vasculitis, inflammatory muscle disease, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, recreational sports injury, soft-tissue diseases and trauma.

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In the Clinic: Rheumatoid Arthritis

In the Clinic

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic, systemic inflammatory disease affecting approximately 0.5% of the population. Rheumatoid arthritis is more common in women and may occur at any age, with peak incidence at ages 50 to 60 years.

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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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