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April 11-13, 2019
Internal Medicine Meeting 2019
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The American College of Physicians (ACP) is pleased to announce
it has joined the Joining Forces campaign, a national
initiative championed by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill
Biden that aims to give service members and their families
opportunities and support in the areas of wellness, employment and
education. One of the goals of the initiative is to help meet the
neurological and psychological needs of service members, veterans
and their family members. For more information visit www.whitehouse.gov/joiningforces.
Most of us remember medical school orientation. The feeling of
ecstatic happiness of finally making it to medical school and
embarking on a path of our dreams with our newly formed friends is
unforgettable. Somewhere intertwined within these happy memories is
a painful afternoon session hosted by the financial aid office: the
mandatory entrance interview. We were told how much debt we will
accrue by the end of our 4 years of medical school but were rest
assured that there will be help along the way, and that we will be
able to earn enough salary when we graduate to pay it back. Despite
the threatening debt of $162,000 (on average) at the time of
graduation (1), we bravely and eagerly marched on to memorizing the
steps of the urea cycle, locating the internal thoracic artery, and
learning Sterling's law.
Each webinar provides an overview of the investment environment,
with specific areas of portfolio management so that whether you are
a conservative, moderate or aggressive investor, your knowledge and
confidence in making investment decisions will increase. Topics
include: Creating a Successful Investing Roadmap; Understanding the
Role of Fixed Investments in Your Portfolio; Mutual Funds & the
"Study of the Decade"; and Appreciating the Benefits of
Diversifying Your Portfolio.
When asked to describe
the size of his hometown of Equality, Illinois, Dr. Lawrence
Jennings jokes that there is not even a stop light in the county or
in the two neighboring counties. A native of southern Illinois, Dr.
Jennings is no stranger to small town life. His hometown, with only
750 residents, boasted a high school graduating class size of 16
students and was a great place to call home.
At Chicago Medical School, the Internal Medicine Interest Group
(IMIG) is an organization that reaches out to a variety of
students, whether they are absolutely set on a IM specialty track,
primary care, or simply undecided. Each year, IMIG presents
speakers to let students have a feel for different aspects of
medicine and the different types of practice. This year, in
addition to speakers, IMIG has a few other new and engaging events
in store for students.
Do you think your IMIG has what it takes to be featured as the
"Internal Medicine Interest Group of the Month" in an upcoming
issue of IMpact? Deadline for submissions is May 1.
What qualities do internal medicine residency programs seek to
find in applicants? Of those qualities, which are most important?
How important are extracurricular activities in ranking residency
One of the most
overwhelming aspects of becoming a medical student is adjusting to
near-constant evaluation of your knowledge and skills. For many
first-year students entering fresh from their undergraduate
degrees, it is possible to have labored for 4 years in relative
obscurity, scoring well on tests and putting together an impressive
application. In medical school, however, even the most shy student
will find that there are no hiding places. Patient interviews and
physical examinations are practiced, often for the first time,
under the watchful eyes of newly met classmates and instructors.
Your first patient presentation will be given directly to a busy
and scrutinizing attending. You will suture a real patient for the
first time, with every stitch and knot evaluated by not only a
physician but also a patient who may reluctantly note that your
identification badge says "Medical Student."
Hypereosinophilic syndrome (HES) is a heterogeneous group of
conditions characterized by blood eosinophilia and end-organ
dysfunction from eosinophilic infiltration and activation,
thrombotic events and toxic mediator release.1-3
End-organ damage commonly affects the skin, heart, lungs,
gastrointestinal tract, joints, and nervous system. Idiopathic HES
is defined by persistent elevation of blood eosinophil count
greater than 1500/µL for six consecutive months, of an
unknown cause, and evidence of underlying end-organ
Cardiology is the prevention, diagnosis, and management of
disorders of the cardiovascular system, including ischemic heart
disease, cardiac dysrhythmias, cardiomyopathies, valvular heart
disease, pericarditis and myocarditis, endocarditis, congenital
heart disease in adults, hypertension, and disorders of the veins,
arteries, and pulmonary circulation. Management of risk factors for
disease and early diagnosis and intervention for established
disease are important elements of cardiology.
More than 15% of U.S. adults have high serum cholesterol levels.
Hypercholesterolemia is a major risk factor for cardiovascular
disease (CVD), cardiovascular death, and all-cause mortality (1).
Large observational studies have reported a strong, graded
relationship between increasing levels of low-density lipoprotein
(LDL) cholesterol or decreasing levels of high-density lipoprotein
(HDL) cholesterol and increasing risk for atherosclerotic coronary
heart disease (CHD) events (2, 3). Long-term, prospective
epidemiologic studies have consistently shown that persons with
healthier lifestyles and fewer CHD risk factors, and particularly
persons with favorable lipid profiles, have lower incidences of
CHD. Prevention and sensible management of dyslipidemia can
markedly alter cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
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.
This patient was recently started on warfarin without
preceding heparin therapy for chronic atrial
Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis for
the skin findings shown?
The Match: Lessons from the Board
The Match sets medical students in search of
Hospitalist: A tour of old Parisian hospitals
Unlike most cities, Paris still aches with history and the medical
memory of centuries.