- Medical Student Perspectives: How relationships in medical school will make you a better doctor
- My Kind of Medicine: Janice M. Barnhart, MD, MS, FACP
- IMIG Update: September Participation Report
- Analyzing Annals: Video Learning: Perioperative Risk Assessment - The Consult Guys
- Advocacy Update: 2014 ACP Health Policy Internship Program
- Winning Abstracts: The Relationship Between Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D And Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Subspecialty Careers: Sleep Medicine
- In the Clinic: Insomnia
- Virtual Dx - Interpretive Challenges from ACP
- Highlights from ACP Internist® & ACP Hospitalist®
Medical Student Perspectives: How relationships in medical school will make you a better doctor
On day one, you're brimming with excitement, surrounded by a hundred plus classmates starting a similar journey, and can't wait to meet your first patient. By day ninety, your eyes can't stay open, classmates file into a dozen different study rooms after class, and the phone buzzes with a message reminding you to eat from your worried parents. Medical students often see some magnitude of this happening around them, or to them, and sometimes the transition is a silent one. Then, there comes the various approaches to transitioning to wards. Where do personal relationships fit in?More
My Kind of Medicine: Real Lives of Practicing Internists: Janice M. Barnhart, MD, MS, FACP
Efforts to resuscitate a seriously ill toddler had come to a near standstill in the emergency room at New York City's Presbyterian Hospital when Dr. Janice Barnhart's mother heard a female doctor burst into the emergency room shouting at staff, "Don't stand there and let that baby die." The unconscious toddler was the future Dr. Janice Barnhart. She had been rushed to the emergency room after swallowing white-coated pills that "looked like M & Ms candy."More
Analyzing Annals: Video Learning: Perioperative Risk Assessment - The Consult Guys
Watch a brief and entertaining TV talk-show-like discussion of perioperative cardiac risk assessment. Seasoned clinicians (and entertainers!) Geno Merli and Howard Weitz discuss the role of the medical consultant and pearls for evaluating who is and who is not at risk.More
IMIG Update: September Participation Report
See how your IMIG compares to clubs at other medical schools.More
Advocacy Update: 2014 ACP Health Policy Internship Program
Apply for the 2014 ACP Health Policy Internship Program.More
Winning Abstracts from the 2013 Medical Student Abstract Competition: The Relationship Between Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D And Peripheral Arterial Disease
Low serum 25(OH) D levels are associated with higher prevalence of peripheral arterial disease (PAD). It has been proposed that this inverse relationship is non-linear in that the association diminishes with rising 25(OH) D levels. To test this hypothesis, we examined the relationship between 25 (OH) D and PAD as measured by Ankle-Brachial index (ABI) in healthy adult US population.More
Subspecialty Careers: Sleep Medicine
Physicians who specialize in Sleep Medicine are trained to detect, treat, and prevent sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, insomnia, sleep walking, and jet lag.More
In the Clinic: Insomnia
People with insomnia have trouble falling or staying asleep, and the result is poor-quality sleep of insufficient duration. Insomnia is common, affecting 1 in 3 adults intermittently and 1 in 10 adults chronically, and can seriously affect wellbeing. It typically causes excessive daytime sleepiness, irritability, and lack of energy. Long-term insomnia may lead to depression, inattention, learning and memory problems, and job or school underperformance.
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.
Highlights from ACP Internist® & ACP Hospitalist®
Keep up with vaccine recommendations
New vaccines and their recommendations have added complexity and made it tough to stay current. For patients, the extra costs can be prohibitive. Learn how to stay abreast of the requirements and engage patients on the issue.
Conference Coverage: Diabetes debates defy easy resolution
An ever-changing knowledge base without clear consensus makes diabetes management especially challenging.
Do your clothes matter? Experts debate the importance of looking sharp in the hospital
Some believe clothes can influence how a patient feels about a physician, while others believe communication style has far more sway.
Conference Coverage: Hospital Medicine 2013: Just don't do it
Expert explains things hospitalists do unnecessarily. Leonard Feldman, MD, FACP, takes a look at non-evidence-based medicine.
Pearls from an ID doc: Useful tips about Staphylococcus aureus, penicillin allergy
Expert also discusses Clostridium difficile, transesophageal echocardiography.