May 2021

ACP IMpact


Why to Watch Your Language

(from the March 2021 ACP Hospitalist)

Two attendings take aim at jargon, neologisms, and more.

I.M. Internal Medicine

Meet the ACP Officers: George M. Abraham, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA and Thomas G. Cooney, MD, MACP

ACP is delighted to introduce our incoming ACP President, Dr. George M. Abraham, MPH, FACP, FIDSA and our incoming Chair of the Board of Regents, Dr. Thomas G. Cooney, MACP. Read on to learn about who they are, where they're from, their careers and their hobbies.

ACP Council of Student Members (CSM) Spotlight

But, Tomorrow I'll Go to Work

I pass a group of people protesting downtown, without a mask in sight. They wave their American flags and hold signs declaring their freedom and liberty. But, I go to work.

Medical Student Perspective

My First Time

Everyone always says you remember your first time. Your first cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on a real human. Your first critical patient. Your first death.

Advocacy Update

ACP Pushes Physician Wellness to the Forefront

(from the April 2, 2021 ACP Advocate)

After a significantly stressful year for physicians, ACP is advocating for passage of the Lorna Breen Bill and doubling down on efforts to improve physician wellness. New York City emergency room physician Dr. Lorna Breen's suicide in April 2020 sent shockwaves through the medical community and the nation as a whole.

Read the full article in ACP Advocate.

The ACP Advocate is a bi-weekly e-newsletter that provides ACP members with news about public policy issues affecting internal medicine and patient care.

Analyzing Annals

Ethics and Professionalism – Are Financial Payments From the Pharmaceutical Industry Associated With Physician Prescribing? A Systematic Review

Financial payments from the drug industry to physicians are common in the United States. This systematic review of 36 studies examines associations between industry payments and physician prescribing.

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

EGADS! A Zebra Among Horses!

This case highlights the importance of maintaining high suspicion for autoimmune encephalitis in patients with rapidly progressing psychosis.

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 and Combined Training Careers

Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (Med-Peds)

Combined internal medicine and pediatrics (usually referred to as Med-Peds) residency programs provide concurrent, dual training in both internal medicine and pediatrics, and allows eligibility for board certification and independent practice in both disciplines.

See all the career pathways open to internal medicine doctors.

In the Clinic

Preventing Firearm-Related Death and Injury

Deaths and injuries from firearms are significant public health problems, and clinicians are in a unique position to identify risk among their patients and discuss the importance of safe firearm practices. Although clinicians may be ill-prepared to engage in such discussions, an adequate body of evidence is available for support, and patients are generally receptive to this type of discussion with their physician. Here, we provide an overview of existing research and recommended strategies for counseling and intervention to reduce firearm-related death and injury.

Get Involved: Future I.M. Experience May 14 and 15, 2021

Free Zoom-Based Meeting for Trainees

Join ACP on May 14 and 15, 2021, for an exclusive, free Zoom-based meeting for ACP Resident/Fellow and Medical Student Members! Enjoy two days filled with sessions on career planning, clinical skills, and leadership as well as interactive events including an escape room, live podcast, Doctor's Dilemma®, and more.

ACP Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) Sponsorship Program

Application Now Open for 2021-2022

The Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG) Sponsorship Program provides funding, resources, and learning opportunities to medical school groups to support their interest in internal medicine. If eligible, IMIGs receive an initial $200 and up to $1,000 in 2022 based on how many FREE ACP Medical Student Members are recruited at their campus.

Chapter Chatter

New York ACP Tweetorials

The New York Chapter of ACP has gotten into the tweetorial game. Authored by the Medical Student Committee and vetted by practicing physicians, the mini clinical lectures via Twitter cover topics that more senior students wished they had known when they started medical school. Check out the latest#Tweetorial on SGLTi by @kshah0520 and @NewYorkACP Medical Student Committee! The next #NYACP#Tweetorial will be posted in June.


“Quiz Me!” Question

NEW! Test your medical knowledge each month with questions from The Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program® (MKSAP).

A 26-year-old woman is interested in genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations based on her family history.

The Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program® (MKSAP) has been the “go-to” resource for board prep and lifelong learning since 1967. Learn more


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