July 2021

ACP IMpact


ACP Advises on Physician Suicide Prevention; Study Examines Depression in Med Students

(from the June 8, 2021, ACP Internist Weekly)

Response to a physician's suicide should include respect, concern, and a supportive environment for those who are grieving, according to a new paper from ACP.

I.M. Internal Medicine

Spotlight: Jacob Mathew Jr., DO, FACP, FACOI, FAWM, CHSE

Read more about how Dr. Mathew balances his day job, his passion for pyrography, and his involvement with the Wilderness Medicine Society.

ACP Council of Student Members (CSM) Spotlight

Meeting Recap: ACP Future IM Experience

This May, ACP hosted its first conference focused on medical students and resident/fellow trainees: the Future IM Experience. This virtual conference addressed both the academic and wellness components of choosing a career in medicine.

Medical Student Perspective

Youth's Oblivion

It was a regular morning. Getting up, quick shower and hurriedly brewing a hot cup of coffee that would end up cold by the time I arrived in the student parking lot on my first day of the internal medicine clerkship.

Advocacy Update

Dr. Amy Davis of Pennsylvania Receives Neubauer Award for Advocacy Work

(from the June 4, 2021 ACP Advocate)

Davis has been part of Leadership Day since 2014 and has been credited with responsibility for developing state-level policies.

To say that Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania-based internist Dr. Amy Davis was shocked to find out she had won the 2021 Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine Award would be an understatement.

Read the full article in ACP Advocate.

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

Communication: Addressing Mistrust About COVID-19 Vaccines Among Patients of Color

This article suggests specific strategies and language that clinicians can use to address mistrust of COVID-19 vaccines among racial and ethnic minorities.

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

Definitive Closure of a Ballistic Shotgun Injury with Extensive Soft Tissue Loss to the Right Thigh using ABRA Adhesive Dynamic Tissue System (DTS) and Porcine Urinary Bladder Matrix (PUBM)

Buckshot ballistic injuries have unique wounding characteristics, resulting in especially formidable and destructive wounds at close range. The pellets cause an anatomic defect with necrotic tissue and heavy bacterial contamination.

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 and Combined Training Careers

Infectious Disease

Infectious disease medicine is the subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on diagnosing and managing infections. Although most common infections are treated by general internists and other specialty physicians, internists practicing infectious disease medicine are frequently called upon to help diagnose unknown infections and assist in managing difficult, unusual, or complicated infections.

See all the career pathways open to internal medicine doctors.

In the Clinic

Care of the Transgender Patient

Transgender persons are a diverse group whose gender identity differs from their sex recorded at birth. Some choose to undergo medical treatment to align their physical appearance with their gender identity. Barriers to accessing appropriate and culturally competent care contribute to health disparities in transgender persons, such as increased rates of certain types of cancer, substance abuse, mental health conditions, infections, and chronic diseases. Thus, it is important that clinicians understand the specific medical issues that are relevant to this population.

Access Free Future I.M. Experience Recordings

Recordings are now available for ACP's Future I.M. Experience, held on May 14th and 15th. Watch sessions designed specifically for students and residents covering topics on career planning, clinical skills development, and leadership. Plus, access recordings of a Town Hall with ACP leadership, and a special Story Slam on resilience during COVID-19. ACP members receive free access to the recordings.

Stay Well-Informed with ACP IM Podcasts

If podcasts are your preferred channel to keep current and entertained, check out our podcasts: Annals Latest Highlights, Annals on Call, Bedside Rounds, and CoreIM.

Chapter Chatter

New Jersey - ACPNJ Student Website - Building Community

The NJ Chapter wanted to build a community where medical students would have a place to gather and discuss issues of importance to them. To that end, the Chapter created a page on the APCNJ website as a centralized platform for the initiatives of the new medical student-led ACPNJ committee, which is composed of student-representatives of every medical school in NJ. The goal of the committee is to provide additional resources and programming to NJ medical students interested in the field of Internal Medicine to promote excellence in clinical skills, involvement in research and healthcare advocacy, and to create a network of ACPNJ members at all levels to guide students through important transitions during medical school. Learn more.


“Quiz Me!” Question

Test your medical knowledge each month with questions from The Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program® (MKSAP).

A 50-year-old woman is seen following screening digital mammography. She is asymptomatic and has no medical problems. Other than her age and sex, she has no additional risk factors for breast cancer and no family history of breast cancer.

The Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program® (MKSAP) has been the “go-to” resource for board prep and lifelong learning since 1967. Learn more.


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