An analysis published in October 2017 by less-thanigreater-thanJAMA Internal Medicineless-thanslashigreater-than found that 269percent of students graduated with no debt in 2016 versus 161percent in 2010 and more scholarship money did not appear to ex

Managing money for medical school

Medical students can expect to pay a median four-year bill of $250,222 for public and $330,180 for private education.

All health policy is political, as it must be

The very nature of ACP advocacy involves participating in politics and the political process.

International colleagues face familiar problems

The conversations taking place at international medical meetings could be taking place at our local chapter meetings.

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If PE cant be ruled out in the ED and a patient is admitted hospitalists should use their own assessments to build on the EDs findings Image by jovanjaric

Prioritize PE in high-risk patients with syncope

Emergency department physicians should always do a thorough workup on patients who present with syncope, although imaging for these patients in the ED does not appear to be necessary.

Applying the principles of narrative medicine along with addressing the signs and symptoms of disease in the body can help uncover a patients unique situation Image by thomaguery

Narrative medicine skills bring physicians closer to patients

In an increasingly technological word, narrative medicine allows a physician to understand a patient's unique situation, to hear his or her story, and to imagine the world being described.

Health care systems should integrate knowledge about trauma into their policies procedures and practices to help patients heal from past events and current illnesses related to them as well as to b

Breaking the cycle of patient trauma

A trauma-informed approach to health care involves recognition of the widespread impact of trauma and its signs and symptoms in patients and clinicians.

New cardiac warning for fluoroquinolones

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

‘Tectonic’ change involves new reimbursement models

An expert offers four recommendations for tackling value and care model innovation.

No easy fix for concussion diagnosis, management

This issue also covers medical school debt trends, changes to hospital payments, and how to construct a patient narrative.

Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, ACP Internist Weekly.

MKSAP Quiz: Painful rash occurring bilaterally

A 32-year-old woman is evaluated for a painful rash occurring bilaterally on her lower extremities, which began 2 days ago. She was admitted to the hospital 5 days ago for diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary embolism with heparin and warfarin. Her father had a pulmonary embolism after a long airplane ride. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most likely diagnosis?

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