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April 11-13, 2019
Internal Medicine Meeting 2019
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Join us at the San Diego Convention Center on April 7-9 for
Medicine 2011, ACP's annual national scientific meeting. This
year's event promises to be a great opportunity to learn and get
together with fellow medical students and medical professionals. If
you can go, you will probably want to start thinking about the
meeting and what will be going on there.
Internal medicine at the University of South
Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile, Alabama is a Hundley family
affair. Terry Jerome Hundley (T.J.), M.D., FACP,serves as an
Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of the Internal
Medicine Clerkship. His wife, Grace Hundley, M.D., is Assistant
Professor of Medicine, and teaches courses on pediatrics as well as
internal medicine. T.J.'s younger brother, Will Hundley, is also a
fourth year medical student at University of South Alabama College
of Medicine, and is pursuing a residency in internal medicine.
The Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) at the University of
Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine (UH JABSOM) was founded in
2006. Since its inception, it has been one of the most active and
largest student interest groups at the school. Even before our IMIG
was founded in 2006, UH JABSOM had won ACP Medical School Awards
for student membership ranging 58-74.5% of the student body. The
founding of IMIG in spring 2006 has resulted in record high levels
of ACP student membership, ranging 77-83%. Our goals are to provide
medical students with information about careers in internal
medicine, foster communication with faculty, connect students with
shadowing and research opportunities, and improve clinical skills
and knowledge applicable to internal medicine.
I have often been asked my career goals or where I see myself in
20 years. How vague or specific of an answer is appropriate? For
example, would an appropriate response be "I see myself at a large
academic institution where I can teach, do research and service
work" or must I be as specific as "I would like to sub-specialize
Students can prepare for the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills
Examination by participating in the Waxman Clinical Skills Center
Step 2 Practice tutorials. These workshops consist of four stations
that simulate the experience of the USMLE Step 2 Clinical Skills
Exam. Professional teaching patients (standardized patients) will
present you with common problems and provide expert feedback on
your history and physical examination skills, communication skills,
and written note.
After two months of vacation, I was looking forward to something
educational. Even though my vacation was not yet over, I found
myself in the auditorium of the old college building on the third
Thursday of the month for the routine departmental Morbidity and
A 79-year-old man presented with 3 hours of substernal chest
pain. The patient had no prior history of chest pain or coronary
artery disease. His pulse was 74 and his blood pressure was 104/70.
Cardiovascular exam was notable for a grade II/VI mid peaking
systolic ejection murmur at the upper sternal border and a soft
second heart sound.
From the Latin word intervenire, "to come between,"
Interventional Cardiology is the branch of Cardiology responsible
for catheter-based interventions in the management of ischemic
heart disease, congenital heart disease, and acquired valvular
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a relatively common and
potentially life-threatening condition that affects approximately
100 persons per 100 000 per year in the United States (1). About
one third of patients with VTE present with features of pulmonary
embolism (PE), and two thirds present with features of deep venous
thrombosis (DVT). Treated DVT has an excellent prognosis. The
probability of fatal PE is 0.4% and the probability of nonfatal
thromboembolism is 3.8% over a 3- to 6- month treatment period
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.
ACP is pleased to announce that David H. Slade, a third-year
medical student at Southern Illinois University and Morganna
Freeman-Keller, DO, an Internal Medicine resident at the University
of Florida have been selected as the College's Health Policy
Interns for 2011.
to parry patient requests
Negotiating the doctor-patient relationship requires understanding
what a patient expects from treatment, instead of outright saying
"no." There are easier ways to sort out what a request really
means, and how to quickly address the real underlying issue.
tools, teamwork manage depression in primary care
Embedding mental health professionals directly into a primary care
setting threatens to add complexity to primary care's already hefty
'to do" list. Clinics that have accomplished that task explain how
not only it was easier than expected, but it adds tremendous
benefits to the practice.
Publishing your QI project: Enlist mentors, colleagues to help
navigate the path to a polished manuscript. How do you know if your
quality improvement project is a candidate for publication?
Student Hospitalist: Hospital medicine in South America