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May 2017

Feature: How Long is Too Long in the Hospital (for Docs)?
(from the April  2017 ACP Hospitalist)
Hospital as permanent habitat may have been the norm for the first residents, but today's trainees and hospitalists are battling for balance. For them, scheduling means far more than personal druthers; it's a matter of safety and quality—with patient care, physician well-being, and resident learning on the line.

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

Medical Student Perspective: Two Deaths in Two Weeks
At the beginning of third year, there were numerous things that I was excited for, and an equal number of things that I was nervous for. One of the items on my "nervous" list included the experience of my first patient death. I wondered how I would handle it and what the circumstances would be. But during September of my third year, I experienced death in a way that I didn’t expect to during that year.

My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists
Dr. Caroline Goldzweig spent years searching for her niche as a physician with an interest in business and economics. Now, she’s able to incorporate all of her experiences in her role as Medical Director for Quality and Clinical Performance at Cedars-Sinai Medical Care Foundation in Beverly Hills, California.

Analyzing Annals: Understanding Clinical Research: Implications of Missing Data Due to Dropout
This short article aims to help clinicians understand the implications of missing data due to dropout, a common problem that can affect the validity of clinical trial findings. Several analytic methods exist to handle this problem. Understanding the assumptions behind these methods can help clinicians decide whether and how to incorporate clinical trial findings into their own practice.

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 from the 2017 Medical Student Abstract Competition
Please join us in congratulating the winners of the 2017 ACP National Abstract Competition.

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: Women’s Health
Basic training in internal medicine is a three-year (frequently termed "categorical") residency training program. Following completion, individuals are prepared for board certification in internal medicine and prepared to practice general internal medicine.

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Contraception
Nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended, and half of those will end in abortion, resulting in nearly 1.2 million abortions per year in the United States. Unintended pregnancy places significant emotional and financial burdens on the women and men involved, including negative effects on their families and children.

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