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November 2014

News from ACP

Submit an abstract or apply for a seat on the Council of Student Members.

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Call for Submissions: What will medicine look like in 100 years?

As medical students, you are the future of medicine, and ACP wants to hear your thoughts on what you think medicine will be like in 100 years from now. Think about how much medicine has changed in the past 100 years, and imagine what medicine will be like in the year 2115.

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My Kind of Medicine: Susan L. Turney, MD, MS, FACMPE, FACP

Effective September 1, 2014, Dr. Turney became the first CEO of the Marshfield Clinic Health System in Marshfield, WI, one of the largest comprehensive medical systems in the United States. Prior to Marshfield, Dr. Turney served three years as President and CEO of the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) and seven years as CEO and Executive Vice President of the Wisconsin Medical Society.

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Analyzing Annals: Society and Medicine: Sesame Street Goes to Jail

Do you know whether any of your patients have been incarcerated, or have family members who are? Is this an issue about which we should be routinely asking?

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Winning Abstracts from the 2014 Medical Student Abstract Competition: The Clock is Ticking: Improving general medicine discharge communication timeliness

Timely discharge (DC) communication is critical for high-quality care transitions from inpatient to outpatient settings.

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Subspecialty Careers: Geriatric Medicine

Geriatric medicine involves the recognition of differences in presentation of disease and the importance of maintaining functional independence in elderly patients.

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In the Clinic: Dementia

In the Clinic

Dementia is defined as a decline in 2 or more cognitive capacities, causing impairment in function but not alertness or attention. The decline in cognition distinguishes it from lifelong intellectual disability (previously called "mental retardation") and single learning disorders, both of which are present from birth and symptomatic in childhood.

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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.

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Reader Submissions

IMpact welcomes submissions from its readers. If you are an ACP Medical Student Member and have comments about IMpact, would like to submit an article for the newsletter, or if you have questions about joining ACP, send them via e-mail to impact@acponline.org.

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