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April 11-13, 2019
Internal Medicine Meeting 2019
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for interviews, and commonly asked interview questions.
Walking briskly—quite analogous to a slow run—from my research
laboratory to the imminent radiology lecture, I was acknowledged by
a chipper first-year medical student leaving the first day of
orientation. With one mere glance at her, I knew all too well that
she had accumulated eight hours of blissful sleep; had ample time
to assemble herself into a clean, matching ensemble; and had a gym
bag thrown over her shoulder packed with the necessary calisthenics
As an undergraduate majoring in psychobiology and taking pre-med
courses, Dr. Moriates also loved writing and working as a reporter
for UCLA's prestigious daily newspaper, the Daily Bruin.
The paper published more than 70 of his articles and often sent him
to cover area rock concerts where he would go backstage to meet and
interview many of his musical heroes. So how did he reconcile his
enthusiasm for journalism with his desire to pursue a medical
A free benefit of your ACP membership, ACP Smart Medicine is a
new web, evidence-based clinical decision support tool developed
specifically for internal medicine. Developed by ACP, it provides
trusted, point-of-care recommendations on hundreds of disease
categories and complementary topics.
This guideline recommends that patients with obstructive sleep
apnea (OSA) lose weight and that continuous positive airway
pressure (CPAP) be used as initial therapy. Mandibular advancement
devices should be considered for patient unwilling or unable to use
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? Does your club host unique and interesting events
about internal medicine? Does your IMIG have a strong presence on
your campus? ACP wants to hear about your club!
ACP's continued success on Capitol Hill greatly depends upon
year-round grassroots support from the College's more than 8,000
participants in the Advocates for Internal Medicine Network
(formerly known as the "Key Contact Program"). Advocates e-mail,
call and meet with their members of Congress on issues of
importance to medical students, internists and their patients, and
report the results back to ACP.
Social determinants cause marked disparities in health across
racial, ethnic and socioeconomic lines. In the clinical setting,
too little attention is given to the role of the law in addressing
the social causes of poor health. Legal problems--from unsafe
housing to bankruptcy--are inextricably tied to health. This study
sought to: measure the prevalence of legal needs among patients
visiting an urban safety net clinic; identify demographic
characteristics associated with legal needs; and ascertain whether
legal needs are associated with poor health.
Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply
scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis,
treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum
from health to complex illness.
An estimated 36% of adults and 17% of children and adolescents
in the United States are obese. Obesity is a serious health problem
that has physical and psychosocial consequences. It increases
health care costs to employers and reduces productivity. Rates of
obesity in the United States and throughout the world have
increased dramatically over the past 40 years and continue to rise
in many countries.
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.
Corner: Year-two skills are forged from year-one
A doctor's medical education transitions him to the role of leader,
even as he reflects on how little his training has prepared him to
Words: Elements of illnessACP Internist's puzzle feature challenges readers to find
clues placed horizontally in rows to reveal an answer written
Advancement: Kickstarting your academic medical career: Successful
hospitalists offer advice for new docs
Building networks, finding mentors and staying open to new
experiences and opportunities are recommended strategies.