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ACP offers a number of resources to help members make sense of the MOC requirements and earn points.
Understanding MOC Requirements
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April 11-13, 2019
Internal Medicine Meeting 2019
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Ensure payment and avoid policy violations. Plus, new resources to help you navigate the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).
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Several new and updated educational items are now available from
ACP for medical students for use in the third year internal
medicine (IM) clerkship and to help in preparation for the USMLE
Step 2 examination.
These materials have been created by IM clerkship directors and
medical educators based on the Clerkship Directors in Internal
Medicine (CDIM) core curriculum for the third year, so they focus
specifically on the content you need to know.
The College sponsors local and national abstract competitions
for Associate and Medical Student Members. Winning entries in both
the National Clinical Vignette and National Research Paper
competitions are featured each year at the annual scientific
meeting, Internal Medicine on April 19-21 in New Orleans,
Abstracts are divided into four categories: Clinical
Vignette, Basic Research, Clinical Research, and Quality
Improvement - Patient Safety. Read the
Did you know that ACP accepts submissions from Medical Student
Members for various sections of IMpact?
Dr. Douglas Paauw laughs when he recalls his first day of
kindergarten in the United States, after living in Indonesia until
he was five. His family initially worried that he would not speak
English to the other students. "Since Indonesian was the first
language that I learned, my parents had to keep reminding me to
speak English in school." His father was a developmental economist
and worked with government planning associations, which allowed
their family to in live a variety of interesting locales, including
Indonesia, the Philippines and the Washington D.C. area. His family
eventually settled in Michigan when his father took the position of
Chairman of the Economics Department at Wayne State University in
Do you have a favorite internist? Maybe a program director that
has inspired you? Or maybe just a doctor with fascinating
an internist today!
The Internal Medicine Interest Group is one of the largest, most
active student organizations at Southern Illinois University School
of Medicine. With help from our amazing faculty and a committed
group of students, we have established a wide array of annual
events from informational sessions for students to community
service events to professional development and networking.
If an applicant were to fail a subject in a P/F grading medical
school curriculum, what is the most likely impact on
competitiveness in the residency application process?
On Nov. 21 the congressional Joint Select Committee on Deficit
Reduction (a.k.a., the Super Committee) announced that they were
unable to reach agreement on recommendation for how to cut the
Hemodynamic Depression (HD) is a worrisome complication
following Carotid Artery Stenting (CAS). Prophylactic atropine
helps mitigate the risk of post-stent bradycardia. We assessed the
hypothesis that pre-operative systolic BP and prophylactic atropine
use are predictive for post-CAS HD.
Transplant Hepatology training involves one year of additional
clinical training after completion of both residency in internal
medicine and fellowship training in gastroenterology. Candidates
must also complete the following procedural requirements:
performance of at least 30 percutaneous liver biopsies, including
allograft biopsies; interpretation of 200 native and allograft
liver biopsies; and knowledge of indications, contraindications,
and complications of allograft biopsies.
Although every surgical procedure carries some degree of risk,
most surgeries carry minimal risk. The goal of preop erative risk
assessment is to identify procedure and patient factors that
significantly elevate the risk for complications. Careful, directed
preoperative evaluation enables implementation of strategies to
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.
Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis for this
chronic, slightly pruritic skin finding?
the medical home starts in school
Four medical schools revamped their residency programs to include
concepts of the patient-centered medical home. The changes resulted
in teamwork, continuity of care, and more intense clinical
Medicine's next-generation doctors have different
Why should I spend my entire career working 60 hours a week? Is
that necessary to maintain my skills? Is it worth the cost to my
family and my personal life? I
abroad adds meaning to medical practice
Today's physicians may spend more time at a computer than at the
bedside, but not if they volunteer abroad.
Notions - Life is sweet: An extremely brief history of
One thousand years before Hippocrates, healers knew that the
passing of too much urine was a bad sign.