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July 2015

Join the LinkedIn ACP Medical Student Members Group

If you are looking to participate in discussions on interesting articles, and finding information on topics such as: internal medicine, how to be successful in medical school, and how to grow your internal medicine interest group (IMIG), please consider joining the ACP Medical Student Member subgroup on LinkedIn.

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Medical Student Perspectives: Letter to a New Medical Student

Having already traversed a part of this journey I would like to herein proffer my fellow traveler some advice that I wish I had before walking down this long, winding--yet ever-rewarding--road.

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Analyzing Annals: The Lake Wobegon Effect: Why Most Patients Are at Below-Average Risk

A recent Annals commentary discusses the paradoxical finding that most patients are at below-average risk and can expect to experience less-than-average benefits from a treatment.

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Advocacy Update

ACP Immediate-Past President: SGR Repeal "Extraordinary and Historic"; ACP Members Bring Concerns to Capitol Hill

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Winning Abstracts from the 2015 Medical Student Abstract Competition: Diffuse lymphadenopathy and weight loss of unknown etiology: A case of HLH in the outpatient setting

A 32 year old African American female presented to the outpatient adult medicine office of Wilmington Hospital complaining of 2 weeks of intermittent left leg and hand cramping with associated numbness.

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Subspecialty Careers: General Internal Medicine

Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness.

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In the Clinic

Chronic Kidney Disease

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) affects more than 20 million Americans, and over 500 000 have end-stage renal disease (ESRD) (1-2). The most common causes of CKD are diabetes and hypertension. CKD is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, cognitive dysfunction, hospitalization, and all-cause mortality.

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Reader Submissions

IMpact welcomes submissions from its readers. If you are an ACP Medical Student Member and have comments about IMpact, would like to submit an article for the newsletter, or if you have questions about joining ACP, send them via e-mail to impact@acponline.org.

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