Certification can't be lost because of a single unsuccessful performance on a two-year assessment, said Yul D Ejnes, MD, MACP However, physicians who are unsuccessful at two consecutive attempts on

Questions, answers on certification

A session outlined how a new Maintenance of Certification process will work. Starting in 2018, eligible physicians certified in internal medicine will be offered the choice of taking an assessment every two years or every 10 years.

Internal Medicine Meeting 2017

Internal Medicine Meeting 2017 was held this spring from March 31-April 1 in San Diego and hosted over 9,700 attendees. Check out the events in this slideshow.

Another tag line—almost as good

ACP's president addresses the investment in and commitment to bedside diagnosis and physical exam skills.

ACP Internist Weekly

See all the articles in this newsletter

Joan Bowes Ritter, MD, FACP, advised starting with the location of the pain to make a correct diagnosis among the many maladies that can affect the feet Photo by Kevin Berne

Relax, kick off your shoes, and examine common foot disorders

To diagnose foot pain, start with its location, hindfoot, midfoot, or forefoot, according to one physician who treats military members and other high-performance athletes.

ACP Member Lt Col Joseph Cheatham, MD, offered several high-value recommendations for diagnosing and managing GERD, rectal bleeding, and chronic diarrhea Photo by Kevin Berne

High-value management of patients with GI symptoms

Gastroesophageal reflux disease, rectal bleeding, and chronic diarrhea can be controlled better by applying high-value care.

Tiny ticks, big myths: Lyme disease pearls

Six easy pearls can help with the growing and controversial elements of treating Lyme disease.

Tips for using statins, PCSK9 inhibitors in chronic CAD

Guidelines for reducing cardiovascular risk are shifting with the evidence.

The truth about Popeye and other iron tidbits

Green leafy vegetables, tofu, and lentils are all good sources of iron, but iron is most effectively absorbed when it is heme-based, as in red meat.

First drug approved for tardive dyskinesia

This column reviews details on recent recalls, warnings, and approvals.

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up on ED visit

A 31-year-old man is evaluated for follow-up 2 days after an emergency department visit for palpitations. He reports intermittent palpitations and occasional episodes of shortness of breath. What is the most appropriate next step in management?

Image © American College of Physicians

Chronic care management codes worthwhile if done right

To ensure proper billing of the chronic care management codes, it is important that clinical staff or clinicians keep a record of time spent with participating patients and that the care coordination is appropriately documented and clinically necessary.

Letter to the editor: politics and patient care

Readers respond to recent coverage about ACP advocacy and its direct impact on patient care.

ACP's ‘big tent’ advocacy agenda

ACP's advocacy on legislative and regulatory issues extends beyond partisan political debates and is meant to help physicians in their pursuit of clinical care.

Weight loss, MOC featured in meeting coverage

This issue covers the wrap-up of news from Internal Medicine Meeting 2017.

Latest Blog Posts

Visit the Blog

Clinical Newsletters

ACP Internist Weekly

ACP Internist Weekly covers the latest news in internal medicine, delivering a summary of the week's most compelling news stories directly to your inbox each Tuesday.

June 27, 2017   

ACP Hospitalist Weekly

An electronic newsletter that focuses on news specific to hospital medicine, delivered directly to your inbox each Wednesday.

June 28, 2017   

ACP Diabetes Monthly

An electronic newsletter that focuses on news specific to diabetes, delivered directly to your inbox once per month.

June 9, 2017   

ACP Gastroenterology Monthly

An electronic newsletter that focuses on news specific to gastroenterology and hepatology, delivered directly to your inbox once per month.

June 23, 2017   

ACP Internal Medicine Meeting News

ACP Internist will send daily e-newsletters reporting on activities during ACP's scientific meeting.

March 30-April 1, 2017   

Sign Up for Clinical Newsletters