May 2018


The Role of a Lifetime in Medical Education

From the April 2018 ACP Internist

Standardized patients are used during medical school to ensure physicians develop competencies in communication and physical examination skills.

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

My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists

Officer Profiles: Ana María López, MD, FACP, and Andrew Dunn, MD, FACP

ACP is delighted to introduce our incoming ACP President, Dr. Ana María López, and our incoming Chair of the Board of Regents, Dr. Andrew Dunn. Read on to learn about who they are, where they're from, their careers and their hobbies.

Medical Student Perspective

A Lesson in Bias and Compassion

My internal medicine rotation was full of thought-provoking and memorable patient encounters. Some encounters left me heartbroken, some left me confused, and others were profoundly gratifying, but all were didactic in some way.

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ACP Member In The News

Carrie A Horwitch, MD FACP named as a 2018 Top Doctor by Seattle Magazine

Dr. Horwitch is an internist at Virginia Mason, specializing in preventive medicine and sexually transmitted diseases, and has been caring for patients with HIV/AIDS since the early 1990s. She has been a Fellow in the American College of Physicians since 1991, and currently serves as an ACP-certified Well-being Champion. Dr. Horwitch is featured in the April 2018 issue of Seattle Magazine as part of their annual Top Doctors article.

Advocacy Update

How an Idea Can Become ACP's Public Policy

From the March 13, 2018 ACP Advocate

Each year, the American College of Physicians (ACP) develops anywhere between four to six new public policies, and the process itself always starts with an idea.

ACP Advocate is a bi-weekly e-newsletter that provides ACP members with news about public policy issues affecting internal medicine and patient care. Join ACP's Advocates for Internal Network Medicine network (AIMn) to stay engaged with ACP's advocacy activities.

Analyzing Annals

Annals Graphic Medicine - An Apple a Day

This short, compelling video graphically illustrates the enormity of the problem of food insecurity.

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

Congratulations to the 2018 Medical Student Abstract Competition winners!

Please join us in congratulating the winners of the 2018 ACP National Abstract Competition. Out of 511 Medical Student entries, the following winners were chosen to present their abstracts at ACP Internal Medicine 2018 in New Orleans, LA. (more)

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

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology represents advanced training in cardiovascular disease and focuses on management of complex cardiac electrophysiologic disease of the heart. Often called “electrophysiologists,” these internists are trained in the mechanism, function, and performance of the electrical activities of the heart.

In the Clinic


Dyslipidemia is an important risk factor for coronary artery disease and stroke. Long-term, prospective epidemiologic studies have consistently shown that persons with healthier lifestyles and fewer risk factors for coronary heart disease, and particularly those with favorable lipid profiles, have reduced incidence of coronary heart disease.

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