June 2018

International Focus

Medical Education in Mexico

This month, ACP IMpact focuses on physicians and medical students practicing and studying internal medicine in Mexico.


ACP Bridges Perspectives Within Internal Medicine

(from the May 2018 ACP Internist)

ACP can serve as a virtual agora where the different professional branches can draw from their common root of internal medicine, and bridge differences by providing a space where members can talk through and think through different perspectives while remaining connected to patient care.

ACP Internist provides news and information for internists about the practice of medicine and reports on the policies, products, and activities of ACP.

My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists

Spotlight: Guillermo J. Ruiz Arguelles, MD, MACP

For Dr. Guillermo Ruiz Arguelles, a career as an internist and hematologist seemed like destiny. Thinking back, Dr. Ruiz amusingly admits that he “did not have very many choices to be anything other than a doctor.”

Medical Student Perspectives

And Who Teaches This?

The alarm clock goes off. It's 5 o’clock in the morning again. I'm late for the hospital. It's a cold morning. I do not want to get up. The alarm clock goes off again. It's 5:15. I must jump out of the bed and take a shower. My concentration focuses on getting there on time.

Why I Chose Medicine

When I was a child, my mom took me to an oriental medical clinic. The doctor took my pulse and said, “She has the pulse of a doctor.” My mother was surprised and asked him how he knew. He just said he was sure of it.

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Analyzing Annals

Achieving Gender Equity in Physician Compensation and Career Advancement: A Position Paper of the American College of Physicians

Although women have made substantial progress in medical school enrollment, residency training opportunities, and composition of the physician workforce, much remains to be done to improve equity and increase leadership opportunities for women in medicine.

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

The Impact of Telemedicine on Patient Self-Management Processes and Clinical Outcomes for Patients with Type I or II Diabetes Mellitus in the United States: A Scoping Review

Diabetes Mellitus (DM) is a chronic condition that affects 29 million people in the United States. Diabetic patients require many examinations, procedures, and clinical visits. New tools are being developed and tested to better engage patients and to improve diabetic care and clinical outcomes.

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


Nephrology is the subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the kidney. Because the kidney performs so many critical functions, nephrologists maintain expertise in primary kidney disorders, but also the management of the systemic consequences of kidney dysfunction.

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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