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Some time ago, a departmental morbidity and mortality conference
reminded me that thinking about medical error is akin to
understanding a raging river. The attendings and residents were
discussing a case in which physician error had caused the patient
harm and hotly debated how it could have been avoided. The ideas
came from all perspectives - some said that it was "just how things
were," while others put blame on nurses, physicians from other
specialties, and even colleagues within their field - but the focus
was invariably placed on personal responsibility.
As the first physician in his family, Dr. Raul Rivera's mother
proudly tells a story that as a child her son loved to play doctor,
handing out prescriptions to family members. By the time he entered
college, Dr. Rivera had decided that becoming a physician was what
he wanted to do.
NHSC Scholars receive:
Upon graduation, NHSC scholarship recipients serve as primary
care providers between two and four years in an NHSC-approved site
in a high-need Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA).
To learn more visit http://www.nhsc.hrsa.gov/scholarship/.
In the spirit of the biopsychosocial model professed at the U of
R, our group strives to make students aware of the social and
economic factors that impact the practice of internal medicine in
our evolving health care system. Our events reflect these goals by
exposing students to different subspecialties of internal medicine,
as well as innovations in the delivery of health care.
Curious to find out what Program Directors are thinking?
The morbidity of type 1 diabetes includes abnormality of small
nerve fiber morphology occurring early in the course of diabetic
sensorimotor polyneuropathy (DSP). This can be detected by
examination of intra-epidermal nerve fibers by invasive skin
The word oncology is derived from the Greek word
ongkos, meaning "a bulk or mass," which later was changed
to mean "a tumor." Medical oncology is the subspecialty which
involves the diagnosis and management of benign and malignant
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer and the second
most common cause of cancer death in women. Recently recognized
risk factors include alcohol use and increased breast density, in
addition to the long-recognized familial, age-related, and
reproductive risk factors. Clinical calculators to estimate breast
cancer risk are widely available and are helpful but do not
consider more recently identified risk factors or risk associated
with specific genetic abnormalities.
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.
allergies are a tough nut to crack
As public awareness of food allergies increases, identification and
management into adulthood can be difficult to sort out, carrying
the risk of misdiagnosis, according to specialists who are trying
to improve physician education. Take our poll on food
don't need to defer treating pain
Pain is one of the most common symptoms seen by primary care
physicians, but it can be the most difficult to handle. Chronic
pain often requires time-intensive, complex regimens that call for
careful management and monitoring, which is not easy to achieve in
a busy primary care practice.
Mindful Medicine: Attribution
error results from a positive stereotype
A 58-year-old man diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 38, a case
of latent autoimmune diabetes of adulthood, reports worsening
control of his blood sugars despite increasing doses of insulin. An
internist must sort through the facts of the case to find out
can reduce antibiotic resistance
Leading an antibiotic stewardship program is within the reach of
hospitalists at even the smallest community hospitals
Your Practice: Rapid
response systems are in place, but do they work?
After establishing rapid response systems, hospitals must follow
through by measuring their effectiveness.
Ultrasound images, formerly only available from machines weighing
hundreds of pounds and costing hundreds of thousands of dollars,
can now be viewed on devices significantly smaller in both size and
scourge of seven on/seven off
Medical Education: Strategies
for succeeding as an inpatient physician