May 2023

ACP Observes Mental Health Awareness Month

ACP recognizes May as National Mental Health Awareness Month and recommends that members check out the I.M. Emotional Support Hub for resources on well-being and professional fulfillment. Mental health resources specific to the challenges of medical students can also be found on ACP Online.


Calling Attention to Adult ADHD

(from the April 2023 ACP Internist)

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), often considered a disorder of childhood, may not be top of mind for most internal medicine physicians.

I.M. Internal Medicine

Meet the ACP Officers: Omar T. Atiq, MD, FACP, and Eileen D. Barrett, MD, MPH, SFHM, MACP

ACP is delighted to introduce our ACP President, Omar T. Atiq, MD, FACP, and our Chair of the Board of Regents, Eileen D. Barrett, MD, MPH, SFHM, MACP. Read on to learn about who they are, where they're from, and their careers and hobbies.

Medical Student Perspective

Beyond the Ballet Barre: The Art of Medicine

The parallels between ballet and medicine are likely indiscernible to most. How can a performing art compare with science? We are taught they are dictated by separate sides of the brain: right versus left. While I spent over 15 years perfecting my ballet technique in the studio, I was developing my approach for another art: the art of medicine.

ACP IMpact's Medical Student Perspective series presents essays by medical students about their medical school experience. See possible topic ideas and how you can submit your essay for consideration at ACP Online.

Advocacy Update

ACP Rallies for Legislation That Will Improve Access to Care and Strengthen Physician Workforce

As summer nears, the American College of Physicians is pushing for lawmakers to pass several important bills that will make a big difference in the lives of patients and clinicians. One bill affecting trainees would allow borrowers in medical or dental internships to defer student loan payments (without accruing interest) until the completion of their program. Another, related bill, would increase the number of Medicare-supported medical education positions by 14,000 over seven years.

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

Worsening Spread of Candida auris in the United States, 2019 to 2021

Candida auris is an emerging fungal threat that has been spreading in the United States since it was first reported in 2016. This article uses case counts and data on colonization screening and antifungal susceptibility testing to describe changes in the U.S. epidemiology of C auris between 2019 and 2021.

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 2023 Abstracts Competition

Student-Driven Mindfulness, Meditation & Yoga Workshops: A Curricular Project-Based Strategy to Improve Medical Student Wellness

Medical students have higher perceived stress than other age-controlled students, and are subsequently at a higher risk of experiencing burnout as healthcare workers in the future. Mindfulness, meditation, and yoga-based interventions have been shown to decrease anxiety, improve mood, self-efficacy, and empathy in health professions students, and can improve brain areas related to focus.

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


Medical oncology is the internal medicine subspecialty which involves the diagnosis and management of benign and malignant neoplasms. Internal medicine physicians practicing oncology (“oncologists”) typically assist general internal medicine physicians and other physicians in identifying individuals at risk for malignancy and investigating clinical symptoms and syndromes suggestive of underlying cancer.

See what makes internal medicine unique and all the career pathways open to internal medicine physicians. Be sure to also explore a day in the life of an IM specialist/subspecialist.

In the Clinic

Periprocedural Anticoagulation

Management of patients taking anticoagulants around the time of procedures is a common and complex clinical scenario. Providing evidence-based care requires estimation of risk for thrombosis and bleeding, knowledge of commonly used medications, multidisciplinary communication and collaboration, and patient engagement and education.

Get Involved

Now Accepting Applications: ACP IMIG Funding for 2023 to 2024

The ACP Internal Medicine Interest Group Sponsorship Program is now accepting applications for the 2023 to 2024 academic year. The program provides funding, resources, and learning opportunities to support medical students and their interest in internal medicine. Don't delay; application deadline is Thursday, June 1, 2023.

Join Us for ACP Webinars in June

ACP offers a variety of webinars to share ideas and inspire lively discussion. Join us in June for Recognizing and Overcoming Invisibility for Pan-Asian Physicians, Making AI Trustworthy and Referenceable for Clinical Applications, and Integrating Behavioral Health into Primary Care.

IMIG Event Inspiration

Reviewing Clinical Cases with Ethical Issues

The internal medicine interest group at University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno presented 3 challenging cases with ethical issues they'd experienced in their clinical rotations. Attendees were asked to reflect on these cases as if they were members of an ethics committee within a hospital, preparing them for similar scenarios they may encounter as practicing physicians.

Chapter Chatter

ACP Rhode Island Chapter Resident Podcast: ACPRuleOutPod

Resident members of ACP Rhode Island Chapter launched a podcast for residents and medical students to explore topics related to internal medicine including clinical knowledge, advocacy, and wellness. In the “July 1st-Medical Students” episode, Dr. Antonie Salloum hosted Dr. Harrison Bai and Dr. Alay Nanavati to discuss the challenges faced by medical students as they transition into residency.

The membership of ACP is divided into 85 chapters and regions, each uniquely tailored to the needs and interests of its members. See what events are coming up in your local chapter.


“Quiz Me!” Question

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

A 35-year-old woman is evaluated for a 2-month history of fatigue, cold intolerance, constipation, and menorrhagia. She has no recent history of iodinated contrast or iodine supplementation. She takes no medications.

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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