March 2024

While generative artificial intelligence could potentially revolutionize the practice of medicine its role must be carefully assessed with humans especially physicians in firm control Image by Toowongsa

Is AI OK for IM?

While generative artificial intelligence systems such as ChatGPT could potentially revolutionize the practice of medicine, their role must be carefully assessed, with humans, especially physicians, in firm control of interpreting output.

New 'weighs' to treat obesity

Even as the data on weight loss drugs mount, physicians need to help patients navigate potentially prohibitive costs and a continuing need for lifestyle change.

Support, empathy, system changes vital to battling burnout

It is important to provide support to physicians and learners in the ways they and their patients need it.

Action taken, more work needed on prior authorization

The issue of prior authorization is a legislative priority for ACP.

Motion is the notion for diagnosing shoulder pain

A 60-second examination of the shoulder coupled with a conceptual model of how the shoulder works can help interpret examination findings and make an orthopedic diagnosis.

Learn how to 'Live Your Best Life'

The structured professional and leadership development program includes five online educational sessions followed by group coaching with ACP leaders.

Recruiting, retaining rural physicians

A researcher explains why loan repayment programs, J-1 visa waivers, and scholar programs aren't always located in the areas that need them most and why they might not be enough to attract physician talent.

Get with the latest ARDS guideline

Experts tasked with updating guidelines on acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) found a lot of new data to incorporate.

CPAP masks with magnets recalled

This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.

ACP goes to Boston to tackle topics new and old

ACP's Internal Medicine Meeting 2024 will kick off with a look at artificial intelligence and its impact on medicine, as well as developments in new technology throughout the field.

Officers and Regents election results announced

The election of Officers and Regents has been completed. Terms become effective at the conclusion of the Annual Business Meeting and Town Hall scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 20, 2024, from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. ET in Boston.

MKSAP Quiz: Slowly progressive dyspnea

A 30-year-old man is seen in the office for slowly progressive dyspnea that first appeared when walking rapidly or uphill. He denies orthopnea, palpitations, or chest pain. He has no other medical problems and takes no medications. Following a physical exam and lab tests, what is the most likely diagnosis?

AI and IM, updates on weight loss drugs, and more

This issue includes cover stories on AI and GLP-1s for weight loss, as well as a feature on a new career development program and a preview of Internal Medicine Meeting 2024, among other stories.

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, I.M. Matters Weekly from ACP.