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As I sit under this huge white tent with hundreds of people
around me and anxiously wait to be called up to receive my white
coat, I look back at all of the hard work and effort it took to
reach this spot.
Dr. Lisa Bernstein has been fortunate to have been influenced by
several mentors over the course of her medical career. She was
first inspired to become a doctor by her father, Dr. Arnold
Bernstein who had a successful career as a practicing gynecologic
oncologist as the Chairman of Obstetrics and Gynecology and OB-GYN
Residency Director at Georgia Baptist Hospital (now Atlanta Medical
Center). He exemplified to his daughter how rewarding a career in
medicine could be. "As the head of a residency program and a trail
blazer in his profession, he showed me that you could care for
patients and teach future doctors, all with warmth and a sense of
To complement the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A.
Carver College of Medicine's continued emphasis on primary care,
the goal of our Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) has been to
contribute to this legacy while keeping our students excited about
their future medical careers. We are organized as an eight person
leadership board representing each of the medical school classes
and are supervised by Dr. Joseph Szot and Dr. Manish Suneja.
Is there a way I can find out how many procedures I will be able
to perform during a rotation during my M3 or M4 year?
What will a Supreme Court ruling against the Affordable Care Act
mean for health care? The answer, actually, is pretty simple:
veterans, seniors, people with pre-existing conditions, primary
care doctors, people who buy coverage from the individual insurance
market, children and adults with pre-existing conditions, and of
course the uninsured, are among the tens of millions of Americans
will lose out if the ACA goes away.
The evaluation of a febrile intravenous drug user presents a
difficult challenge for clinicians. While the majority of
intravenous drug users will have a readily identifiable source of
fever, up to 36% will have an occult infection. Although exhaustive
evaluations of these patients may be warranted, recognition of
benign causes of fever in intravenous drug users may attenuate
expensive workups. Thus we present a case of cotton fever,
an infrequently recognized febrile reaction in intravenous drug
Adolescent medicine focuses on the physical, psychological,
social, and sexual development of adolescents and young adults.
Multidisciplinary and comprehensive in approach, this specialty
encompasses the full spectrum of acute, chronic, and preventive
health care. Adolescent medicine evaluates medical and behavioral
problems within the context of puberty and tailors management to
the individual's developmental needs.
Eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia
nervosa, are serious mental illnesses associated with significant
rates of morbidity and mortality. In fact, anorexia nervosa has a
mortality rate as high as that seen in any psychiatric illness (1,
2). Together with binge eating disorder (BED) (a condition
currently classified in the Eating Disorders Not Otherwise
Specified [NOS] category  but is likely to be considered a
formal eating disorder in the upcoming Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition [DSM-5] ), eating
disorders affect 2%-5% of the population (5). Although evidence on
whether the overall rates of eating disorders are increasing is
unclear, there is evidence that these illnesses are affecting an
increasing number of younger patients (6) and individuals across a
wide range of cultures and backgrounds (7, 8).
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.
into delicate patient conversations
Delivering unpleasant news is one of the hardest tasks a physician
faces. Assessing sensitive topics heightens the difficulty, and two
physicians at Internal Medicine 2012 address ways to handle
especially sensitive areas: sexual history, and the inability to
safely drive a car.
and some drugs to hate the most
Drugs that made this doctor's least-most-wanted list, presented at
Internal Medicine 2012, included those that increase costs without
improving care, or that raise the risk of antibiotic
care from admission to discharge: How to improve bedside
It's hard to increase time spent with patients, so improving the
quality of the time is the only workable alternative.
cold feet to code feat
An internship boot camp prepares final-year medical students for
the daily encounters they'll face in the years ahead.