Climate Change to Demand More Internists

On Friday, September 20th, the largest global climate strike took place. Individuals of different ages, sexes, nationalities, cultures, and educational backgrounds banned together to fight for greater political action in the face of a warming and decaying planet. Greta Thunberg, a sixteen-year-old environmental activist from Sweden, is championing the fight. Her emotional and commanding speech […]

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Medical Education Present and Future, Part 4: Gender Justice

For the last two weeks our blog has served as a platform to explore the effect diversity is having and will continue to have on medical education. Part 1 covered racial diversity, part 2 covered the globalization of medical education, and part 3 covered socioeconomic representation. To wrap the series up, this post will feature […]

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Food: A Foundation for Cultural Appreciation

It has long been said that the easiest way to a person’s heart is through their stomach. There is truth to this in that food often brings people together. It is the center-point of social gatherings, business dinners and lunches, and can bring families and friends together after a day apart. It is important that […]

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Forest Fires Put Human Health on the Burner

Over the last week, news outlets have been engulfed in images of smokey, burning trees with headlines surrounding the forest fires in Brazil. These fires, a result of over logging, animal agriculture, and premature forest clearing, are out of control and burning up 80 percent more of the Amazon than those set the year prior. […]

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Nurse Practitioners Tackling Primary Care

According to a new study by the University of Rochester, there is a growing number of nurse practitioners providing care in low-income, rural areas. In the past 6 years, the number of nurse practitioners who provide primary care doubled to 123,000 nationwide.   These trends are indicative of the growing physician shortage across the United States. […]

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An Introduction to the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

The United States currently faces an opioid epidemic of staggering proportions. According to a recent report from the National Security Council, Americans are more likely to die from an opioid overdose than a car crash. International medical graduates (IMGs) should be cognizant of the current opioid epidemic when coming to the United States. With knowledge […]

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Promoting Diversity Through Art

Unveiling Our Mural!

Today we’re excited to unveil our mural at A.N. Pritzker School in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago. We’ve been working with We All Live Here—a Chicago-based organization that creates art around the city—for months to create something that embodies diversity, educational equity and acceptance. This project is important to us as it showcases the […]

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Female Physicians

Women’s History Month: The Creators of Modern Day Science

Female Creators of Modern Day Science As Women’s History Month comes to a close, we are grateful for having the space to honor so many incredible female physicians. The women we’ve chosen throughout this month have paved the way for other women in medicine. By no means is comprehensive of the multitude of female physicians […]

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Female Physicians, Week 3

Women’s History Month: Overcoming Obstacles to Achieve Greatness

Overcoming Obstacles; Achieving Greatness To celebrate the third week of Women’s History Month, we want to highlight female physicians who overcame significant obstacles while pursing their medical education. From dyslexia, to lack of family support, and battling racism as well as sexism, these women conquered more than just their medical degrees while making a lasting […]

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Release of New Physician Ethics Manual

Physician Ethics Manual Updated In January 2019, the American College of Physicians (ACP) published an updated ethics manual in Annals of Internal Medicine. The manual discusses emerging issues in medical ethics and revisits older issues to see how existing principles fit in with emerging concerns.   Currently, the understanding of medical ethics is based on the duty to […]

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