July/August 2021

Balancing pain and grief with resilience and hope during the COVID-19 pandemic was a major theme of Future IM Experience a virtual meeting for ACPs ResidentslashFellow and Medical Student Members Ima

Doctors in training seek ‘bright hope’

The first-ever virtual meeting for the College's Resident/Fellow and Medical Student Members featured a lesson in resiliency during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as sessions for overcoming early-career failures and working for racial justice.

Panel ponders postacute sequelae of COVID-19

The consequences of postacute sequelae of COVID-19 have led to research into this emerging condition.

Collaboration with heart failure patients key

Comanaging cardiology patients after heart failure requires small adjustments, following recent guidelines, and patient involvement in decisions.

IM residency applications increased during pandemic

There are now more medical school applicants than ever, and internal medicine underwent its largest Match in history. Experts weigh in on what's driving the sudden surge.

12 tips for new academic hospitalists

Internists seeking a career in hospital medicine should be engaged, make connections, and try new things in order to be successful.

Debates tackle clinical relevance of GI disorders

The conditions of ineffective esophageal motility and eosinophilic esophagitis underwent debate between experts about their clinical significance and best management practices.

Inclusivity that is introspective: The need for racial equity

ACP's President continues his series of columns exploring themes of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Why ACP engages in politics, without being partisan

ACP advocacy involves guiding or influencing governmental policy for the betterment of patients, the public, and physicians without engaging in partisan politics.

Residents reimagine antiracism curriculum

Residents interested in diversity, equity, and inclusion are taking matters into their own hands, creating new training initiatives about the subject as a formal part of their medical school curriculum.

Pacemakers, stents recalled; warnings on liver disease drug

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

MKSAP Quiz: Recurrent skin eruption

A 25-year-old man is evaluated for recurrent skin eruption with oval lesions on the chest and upper back, which are occasionally itchy. The lesions began in late spring and worsened over the summer. Following a physical exam, what is the most likely diagnosis?

‘State of the Note’ summit outlines changes for E/M coding

A working group hosted a summit to examine how to ensure that the 2021 changes to E/M codes help relieve some of the burden of documentation.

Consider the hepatic benefits of coffee

A reader considers drinking coffee and its potential preventive effect for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

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.

Internal medicine looks ahead

This issue addresses ACP's virtual meeting for student members, advances in heart failure comanagement, and conference coverage.