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March Observer Contents


Presidential election focuses attention on American medicine
The candidates in this year's race for president are turning a sharp eye on the growing population of uninsured Americans and on problems in American medicine.
Mar '04

Clinical Medicine

SSRIs: Too much—or too little—of a good thing?
Experts say a "one-dose-fits-all" approach does not work with antidepressants.
Mar '04

Your Practice

Physicians try to rein in runaway overhead
Innovations to cut overhead include scheduling software and fielding patients' phone calls at home.
Mar '04

New Medicare reform boosts pay for rural physicians
Recently enacted Medicare reform legislation increases payments for physicians in rural and other underserved areas.
Mar '04

Need practice management help? Try new ACP newsgroup
A new online discussion forum gives internists in small groups a place to share their solutions to everyday problems.
Mar '04

For Residents

Giving Uncle Sam his due should be less taxing this year
The IRS now allows residents to deduct textbooks, job expenses and more interest from student loans.
Mar '04


Readers discuss revitalization, performance measures, reimbursement.
Mar '04

College Watch

Want to fine-tune your practice? Visit Annual Session
This year's meeting will feature new clinical skills workshops and more opportunities for hands-on learning.
Mar '04

President's Column
How ACP is reaching out to all of internal medicine
ACP has pledged itself to be the recognized leader in education, advocacy and career satisfaction for all of internal medicine.
Mar '04

Regents vote on PAC, streamlined Fellowship pathway, more
ACP leaders take action to simplify membership applications and consolidate clinical information online.
Mar '04

College announces service awardees and new Masters
The College will present 16 service awards and honor 41 new Masters at Convocation Ceremony in New Orleans.
Mar '04

College Briefs

College elects new officers.
Mar '04

New ACP catalog now available.
Mar '04

ACP and ABIM launch pilot CME project for Practice Improvement Modules.
Mar '04

New ACP Medicine reference text released.
Mar '04

Need help recertifying?
Mar '04

What's new in PIER.
Mar '04

Washington Perspective

Can we achieve reform in a presidential election year?
How ACP can move its agenda forward in a highly partisan election year.
Mar '04

Policy Briefs

College seeks clarification of CMS' quality improvement program.
Mar '04

ACP: Mental health benefits need parity with other health insurance.
Mar '04

College supports bill to reduce taxes on student loans.
Mar '04


The MKSAP Challenge
A 36-year old man with a long history of heavy alcohol use presents within 24 hours of his last drink.
Mar '04

Member News

Park W. Willis III, MACP
Rodman Wilson, MACP
Mar '04

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