September 2019

September is Women in Medicine Month

Promoting gender equity and eliminating the inequities in compensation and career advancement that physicians can face is a longstanding goal of ACP. As we enter Women in Medicine Month, we are pleased to showcase the experiences and accomplishments of female medical students and highlight contributions by our members to the advancement of women in medicine.

ACP believes that addressing the barriers that women in medicine face is essential for the internal medicine community to benefit from the full potential of women physicians in the workforce. We encourage all members to join us for our Women in Medicine webinars, learn more about ACP’s position on gender equity, and get involved in your ACP chapter or your medical school’s Internal Medicine Internist Group to support local Women in Medicine initiatives.


Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP
Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer
American College of Physicians


“Tackling gender disparities from the ground up”

Some gender disparities in medicine are obvious, such as lower pay and fewer leadership opportunities. But disparities by gender can be more subtle, too, such as introducing women physicians by their first names rather than as “Doctor” before a grand rounds presentation, or excluding them from decisions about practice management.

I.M. Internal Medicine

Spotlight: Susan T. Hingle, MD, FRCP, MACP

Dr. Hingle, a past Chair of the ACP Board of Regents and Board of Governors, says gender parity in medical school should equate to there being more women leaders in medicine. But that's not the case. As a result, gender equity in medicine continues to be an issue affecting women all over the world.

Medical Student Perspective

“Advice for New Medical Students: An M2's Reflection”

Joining my school's internal medicine interest group was greatly helpful in gaining exposure to the various subspecialties in internal medicine and meeting physicians who work in these diverse fields.

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Women in Medicine

Upcoming ACP Webinars

Women in Medicine: Creating Gender Equality in Your Workplace with Dr. Susan Hingle - Wednesday, September 11, 2019 3:00pm-4:00pm ET. Click here to register today.

Contract Negotiation for Women in Medicine with Martine Jackson, JD/MBA - Thursday, September 19, 2019 3:00pm-4:00pm. Click here to register today.

To learn more about ACP's Women in Medicine initiatives, please visit ACP online.

Analyzing Annals

Annals Graphic Medicine – Progress Notes: Sweater

Dr. Natter's clinical confidence unravels like a loose thread from an old sweater.

Annals of Internal Medicine is the premier internal medicine academic journal published by the American College of Physicians (ACP). It is one of the most widely cited and influential specialty medical journals in the world.

Winning Abstracts

Atypical presentation of mycoplasma pneumoniae-associated mucositis syndrome with no skin involvement in a young adult

Mucositis is a rare extrapulmonary manifestation that affects up to ~20% of patients with mycoplasma pneumoniae infection1. M. pneumoniae-induced rash and mucositis (MIRM) typically includes ocular and mucocutaneous eruptions, with no skin involvement reported in only ~30% of cases.

Want to have your abstract featured here? ACP holds a National Abstracts Competition as part of the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting every year. Find out more at ACP Online.

Subspecialty Careers


Gastroenterology is the subspecialty of internal medicine that focuses on the evaluation and treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.

In the Clinic

Acute Colonic Diverticulitis

Acute colonic diverticulitis is a gastrointestinal condition frequently encountered by primary care practitioners, hospitalists, surgeons, and gastroenterologists. Clinical presentation ranges from mild abdominal pain to peritonitis with sepsis.

Get Involved

Tell Us About Your School's Internal Medicine Interest Group (IMIG)

Does your IMIG have a strong presence on your campus? Has your school's IMIG recently hosted a unique or interesting event? If your IMIG club is doing great things to promote internal medicine, ACP wants to feature your group in a future issue of IMpact. Find out more, and review our submission guidelines.


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