May Observer Contents
In this year's Match, internal medicine continues to lose U.S. graduates
Internal medicine continued its six-year slide in the Match, due in part to students concerns about income and lifestyle.
Three doctors share innovative strategies for tackling common practice challenges
How physicians used Web-based scheduling, group visits and digital transcription to improve their practices.
Strategies to prevent falls in high-risk elderly patients
Assessing patients' risk factors, managing patients with a history of falls and educating patients to reduce those risks.
Tales from the trenches: tips to revitalize your career
A panel of physicians described how they reshaped their careers and practice settings to regain a sense of satisfaction.
ACP leaders seek ways to revitalize internal medicine
Attracting more students and alleviating the frustrations of practicing internists are core concerns.
Two new ACP papers explore time pressures, e-consults
The College released two new position papers that touch on issues affecting most internists.
College asks CMS to revise aspects of Medicare fee schedule
Certain aspects of physician pay need fine-tuning.
Senate bill based on ACP's plans to expand access
The legislation mirrors the College's call for all Americans to have health coverage by the end of the decade.
ACP outlines plan to reduce racial health care disparities
A new position paper focuses on reducing racial and ethnic disparities in health care that hurt minority populations and lead to poor health outcomes.
College supports Senate bill to give immunizations a boost.
College protests plans to nearly double costs of DEA registration.
What can physicians do to regain the public's trust?
Our only real means of repairing and preventing further damage to public trust is to renew our commitment to professionalism.
Regents approve online CME and other member benefits
Approved benefits include online CME program and continued free access to the College's decision-support tool.
Governors discuss attracting young physicians, more
The Board of Governors approved recommendations on attracting young physicians to internal medicine, recertification and physician advocacy.
College's Evergreen Awards recognize chapter efforts
Eight chapters were recognized for their efforts to increase participation in internal medicine and the College.
Annual Session reports available online.
Resolutions for Fall Governors meeting due June 18.
Herb Waxman, FACP, leader in medical education
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