June 2024

ACP IMpact


Holding Off Harms from Addiction

(from the May 29, 2024, ACP Hospitalist)

Hospital physicians can help reduce the potential harms faced by their patients with substance use disorder, including overdose and related infections, even after discharge. But too often that crucial opportunity is missed, according to addiction medicine experts.

ACP Hospitalist is an online magazine for ACP members covering news and trends in hospital medicine. An ACP login is required to access this article.

I.M. Internal Medicine

Spotlight: Miranda F. Mitchell, MD, FACP

Learn about Dr. Mitchell's varied professional duties and why she believes medical students shouldn't feel guilty about doing things that bring them joy.

ACP Papers

New ACP Policy Paper Recommends Using AI Tech to Augment Physician Decision-Making, Not Replace It

A new policy paper published in Annals of Internal Medicine, "Artificial Intelligence in the Provision of Health Care explains how artificial intelligence (AI) in clinical health care has the potential to transform health care delivery, however, it should not replace physician decision-making. The paper offers recommendations on the ethical, scientific, and clinical components of AI use.

Accompanying this policy paper is a video featuring Isaac O. Opole, MBChB, PhD, MACP, ACP president, discussing the paper's recommendations for using AI in health care.

Advocacy Update

Witnessing Advocacy in Action: Two Reflections on ACP's Health Policy Internship

The ACP Health Policy Internship Program provides medical trainees a multifaceted opportunity to learn about health policy, organized medicine advocacy, and the legislative process every spring in Washington, DC. Read reflections from this year's interns: Sagar Patel, MD, and Amanda L. Collar, MD, PhD.

Interested in being next year's ACP health policy intern? Read these 10 tips for applying to increase your chances of being accepted into the program.

Analyzing Annals

Assessing Clinician Utilization of Next-Generation Antibiotics Against Resistant Gram-Negative Infections in U.S. Hospitals: A Retrospective Cohort Study and New Antibiotics for Resistant Infections: What Happens After Approval?

(from the May 2024 Annals for Educators)

Drug-resistant bacteria are an ever-present danger to patients and patient safety. Understanding whether and how clinicians use recently approved gram-negative antibiotics might help prioritize patients in future antibiotic development.

Annals for Educators is a Web Exclusives feature of Annals of Internal Medicine which includes activities using selected Annals articles to help medical educators in their teaching activities.

Winning Abstracts from the 2024 Abstracts Competition

Promoting Equitable Care for Hispanic, Latinx, and Spanish-Speaking Patients with Diabetes

Health equity has become an increasingly prevalent target of quality improvement (QI) projects across all disciplines of medicine. As attempts to model the drivers of inequity are being developed, it has become clear that care gaps must be intentionally addressed, and failing to do so can contrarily worsen disparities.

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

Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (Med-Peds)

Combined internal medicine and pediatrics (usually referred to as Med-Peds) residency programs provide concurrent, dual training in both internal medicine and pediatrics, and allow eligibility for board certification and independent practice in both disciplines.

See the new! internal medicine training infographic and all the career pathways open to internal medicine physicians. Be sure to also explore a day in the life of an IM specialist/subspecialist.

In the Clinic


Obesity is a common condition and a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Fortunately, weight loss treatment can reduce obesity-related complications.

In the Clinic is a feature of Annals of Internal Medicine which includes practical reviews about the management of common clinical conditions.

IMIG Event Inspiration

Suture Workshop to Build Confidence Ahead of Clerkship

In collaboration with other interest groups at their school, the internal medicine interest group at Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine, Nova Southeastern University, in Fort Lauderdale, FL, organized a suture workshop for first and second-year medical students. Guided by experts, students practiced their suture skills, building their confidence ahead of their clerkship experience.

Access more IMIG resources on ACP Online.

Chapter Chatter

Expand Your Professional Network with ACP Local Chapter Opportunities

ACP chapters offer local programs and activities for medical students, such as scientific meetings and awards programs. Each chapter is uniquely tailored to the needs and interests of ACP members in that area. More importantly, chapters provide a professional home for medical students and offer opportunities for networking, leadership, and submitting abstracts. Visit your chapter website to learn more about upcoming events and opportunities to get involved.


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