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As quickly as I had read the report my attending said, "Our
patient is coming in today and I would like you to discuss the
results with her." He paused and went on to say, "This encounter is
vital for you as a student to experience. You will learn more today
than you probably will this entire rotation." I could not believe
what I had just heard. A feeling of inadequacy fell over me. I
asked myself how I would be able to do it.
Dr. Kristina Krohn's initial interest in practicing medicine
internationally stemmed from her parents' work with the Peace Corps
in Africa. As a child, Dr. Krohn was always interested in math and
science. She jokes that when she was ten years old she wanted "to
be a surgeon in sub-Saharan Africa." Dr. Krohn was born and raised
in Minnesota, in a small town of around 12,000 residents. She
attended Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota where she
received her Bachelor's Degree in biology. While attending
Macalester College, she met several friends who were applying to
medical school and many who were in their residencies. "They told
me to make sure that going into medicine was exactly what I wanted
to do, because otherwise I would be unhappy with the time and
commitment it takes to become a physician. It was one of those
things where there was nothing else besides medicine that I could
imagine myself doing that would make me happy."
The field of internal medicine presents a vast number of career
opportunities for people with diverse personalities and interests.
It can be daunting for a medical student to navigate the field and
its subspecialties alone. The Internal Medicine Interest Group
(IMIG) at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (CUSOM)
aims to guide our classmates through the maze of career paths
within internal medicine in hopes of helping some of them find a
treasured career as an internist upon completion of their
Ask the Program Director is a feature that focuses on providing
medical students practical advice to help you navigate the process
of obtaining a residency position in internal medicine. Issues
covered include things like CV development, writing a personal
statement, the Match process, residency program interviews, and
more. Do you have a question for program directors?
The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the Patient Protection
and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act, or ACA) may correctly
be viewed as a milestone on the path to universal coverage,
especially considering the 32 million uninsured persons who would
have lost the opportunity to obtain coverage if the court had
overturned the entire law. Yet, the Court's surprising decision to
allow states to opt out of expanding Medicaid could result in
coverage looking a bit like Swiss cheese, with big gaps for the
most vulnerable, rather than the seamless expansion of coverage
Pulmonary arterial hypertension (PH) is a devastating condition
that results in small vessel fibrosis and destruction. There are
numerous potential etiologies, and treatment of PH is based on the
World Health Organization (WHO) Classification System. Group 5 of
the WHO Classification System includes PH with unclear
multifactorial etiologies such as hematologic disorders, metabolic
disease and sarcoidosis.
From the word pulmo, Latin for "lung." Pulmonary
medicine is the diagnosis and management of disorders of the lungs,
upper airways, thoracic cavity, and chest wall. The pulmonary
specialist has expertise in neoplastic, inflammatory, and
infectious disorders of the lung parenchyma, pleura and airways;
pulmonary vascular disease and its effect on the cardiovascular
system; and detection and prevention of occupational and
environmental causes of lung disease. Other specialized areas
include respiratory failure and sleep-disordered breathing.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(1), 21% of American adults (44.5 million people) and 22% of
American high school students (3.75 million people) smoke
cigarettes. Although per capita tobacco use in the United States
has decreased dramatically since the 1950s, it is unlikely that the
United States will reach the Healthy People 2010 objectives of
reducing smoking prevalence to less than 12% in adults and less
than 16% in youth (2). Tobacco use is an even bigger public health
threat in many regions outside of the United States. Many people
who smoke wish that they could stop, but quitting is difficult and
failure is common.
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.
Yourself: From the MKSAP case studies
A 27-year-old woman is evaluated in the emergency department for a
2-day history of diffuse headache, fatigue, and gingival bleeding
on brushing her teeth. She is otherwise healthy. She is alert and
oriented but reports having a headache. Petechiae that had gone
unnoticed by the patient are visible on the lower extremities. What
is the most appropriate next step in management?
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