January 2019


Prepping for Nerve Agents

(from the December 2018 ACP Hospitalist)

The near-deadly nerve agent attacks that rocked England this past spring have provided hospital physicians with yet another reminder that they could one day be sitting on the front lines of chemical warfare, regardless of where they practice.

ACP Hospitalist provides news and information about hospital medicine, covering the latest trends and issues in the field.

I.M. Internal Medicine

Spotlight: Soma Wali, MD, MACP

She's traveled the world to treat the underserved. She's also made it her mission to educate medical students, residents, and young physicians and swell the ranks of internists across the United States and around the globe.

Medical Student Perspectives

On the Importance of Mentoring in Basic Research

All medical students acquire some experience in basic research because it is an integral part of the practical work in our biology, biochemistry, and physiology classes. For instance, all of us learn at some point in our training how to use a microscope, measure the pH of a solution, and perform a Western blot accurately.

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Advocacy Update

ACP Sparks Physician Movement #ThisIsOurLane Responding to National Rifle Association Over Policies on Firearms Safety

A new policy paper from the American College of Physicians has been getting major attention on social media and in mainstream media outlets. On Nov. 7, the National Rifle Association (NRA) tweeted a link to an article on their website opposing ACP's recently updated policy on firearms safety.

The ACP Advocate is a bi-weekly e-newsletter that provides ACP members with news about public policy issues affecting internal medicine and patient care.

Analyzing Annals

On Being a Doctor: The Hands of an Angel

“…I believe with abiding certainty that in that first frightened, hopeful, elated, grief-stricken week in July, nearly half a century ago, I was touched by the hands of an angel.”

Annals of Internal Medicine is the premier internal medicine academic journal published by the American College of Physicians (ACP). It is one of the most widely cited and influential specialty medical journals in the world.

Winning Abstracts

Buccal Bleeding: A Challenging Case of Immune Thrombocytopenia

Immune thrombocytopenia (ITP) is an acquired autoimmune thrombocytopenia caused by autoantibodies against platelet antigens. Inciting factors can vary widely, and range from infection, autoimmune disease, medication, and hematologic malignancy.

Want to have your abstract featured here? ACP holds a National Abstracts Competition as part of the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting every year. Find out more at ACP Online.

Subspecialty Careers

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Palliative medicine aims to relieve symptoms and pain a patient suffers due to a serious illness. Goals of palliative care include reducing suffering, improving the quality of life for a patient, and supporting the patient and family throughout the treatment process.

In the Clinic


Dementia is defined as a decline in 2 or more cognitive capacities, causing impairment in function but not alertness or attention. The decline in cognition distinguishes it from lifelong intellectual disability and single learning disorders, both of which are present from birth and symptomatic in childhood.

Get Involved

ACP-MIT Hackathon at Internal Medicine Meeting 2019

ACP is collaborating with the renowned Hacking Medicine program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to bring together forward-thinking healthcare professionals, engineers, designers, developers, and technologists to develop interdisciplinary hacks (solutions) to improve clinical workflows.

The Hackathon will be held during Internal Medicine Meeting 2019 on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Collaborate with other professionals to build innovative prototypes. You'll leave with dynamic tools to invent your own solutions and collaborative insight into the current challenges that impact physician well-being.

No technical expertise is required.

Prior registration is required to attend this event. A limited number of applications will be accepted. Click here for more information and to apply. The deadline to apply is February 11, 2019.


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