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While many general internists practice hospital or
office-based medicine, the wealth of knowledge and experience that
comes with this training can take you to lots of interesting
places. Dr. Timothy McCall, Medical Editor of the Yoga Journal,
shared his path from being an office-based primary care provider to
an award-winning author and internationally-recognized Yoga
What are your thoughts when you hear the subject research? Are
you thinking, how in the world can I fit research into my already
busy schedule? Maybe you are thinking, I want to start some
research, but I just don't know where to begin? Maybe you are in
the middle of a research project and wishing you had chosen a
different project, a different mentor, or a different field of
Dr. Nathan - a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy -decided
on a career as a physician because of a personal experience.
"My desire in becoming a physician was cemented when I watched
my mother battle a terminal illness. I was in college at the time,
and I carefully watched all the physicians who participated in her
care. I saw how they artfully weaved together science and
compassion to provide my mother with the care she needed. After
this experience, I knew that I wanted to become a physician."
Do you have a favorite internist? Maybe a program director who
has inspired you? Or maybe just a doctor with fascinating
an internist today!
The new 2011-2012 officers for AIMS (Association of Internal
Medicine Students) at UT-Houston in the Texas Medical Center have
collectively implemented the goal for our IMIG to be more active
and hands-on than previous years, as well as to better involve our
3rd- and 4th-year members. To tackle this undertaking, September
became a busy month for AIMS.
Do you think your IMIG has what it takes to be featured as the
"Internal Medicine Interest Group of the Month" in an upcoming
issue of IMpact? Deadline for submissions is November
How important is the personal statement when making your
decision about a candidate for an interview? I have confidence I
can write a perfectly acceptable personal statement, but probably
not one that can really "wow" the reader. I'd much rather rely on
my CV and interview skills to get ranked, but if a superb personal
statement is needed I'd like to know now.
The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Students to Service
Loan Repayment Program (S2S LRP) will provide loan repayment
assistance to medical students (MD and DO) in their last year of
school in return for serving in eligible Health Professional
Shortage Areas (HPSAs) of greatest need.
End-of-life (EOL) cancer care affects a large number of
Americans each year. Terminal cancer patients have been
experiencing increasing use of overly aggressive anticancer
treatments and disparities in access to hospice services.
Palliative medicine aims to relieve symptoms and pain a patient
suffers due to a serious illness. While hospice care is provided
for patients facing a terminal diagnosis who no longer wish to
undergo curative treatment.
Colorectal cancer is the fourth most common type of cancer and
the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States (1).
Outside the United States, the impact of colorectal cancer is also
immense. In terms of global incidence, it ranks third among cancers
affecting women and fourth for men (2).
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?
internists treat players as patients
These internists turned their own athletic pursuits into careers
for professional sports teams, treating high-caliber athletes as
they practice and play. When working the sidelines, it's just
another day not at the office.
elderly with cardiovascular disease
As patients are living longer, they're seeking more care for their
cardiovascular diseases, as well as the accompanying comorbidities
such as diabetes. Effective therapy is possible in the older
population, say the experts.
Notions: The wisdom of teens
Our editorial advisor learns a thing or two about diagnosis from an
unusual source: his teenage son.
out: Drug shortages send hospitalists scrambling
The drugs in limited or non-existent supply can vary across the
country, but the number of medications affected has steadily
increased, in some cases undermining patient care.