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From the February 1999 ACP-ASIM Observer, copyright © 1999 by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine.

Associates' activities at Annual Session

ACP-ASIM's Council of Associates, which represents resident members and fellows-in-training, will hold two luncheons and five workshops during the 1999 Annual Session in New Orleans.

On Friday, April 23, Lee J. Dunn Jr., Esq., will speak at a luncheon forum on legal and ethical issues for housestaff. The workshop will examine situations that residents and fellows are likely to encounter in their workplace, and will address concerns generated by managed care contracts and liability decisions. Mr. Dunn, a lawyer in Boston, serves as a consultant for the College's Ethics and Human Rights Committee.

On Saturday, April 24, a workshop on residents research will help housestaff complete their training program's requirement for scholarly activity. The workshop will include tips on how to prepare abstracts, presentations and manuscripts.

The Workgroup on Young Physicians will sponsor a luncheon forum on Saturday, April 24. Faith T. Fitzgerald, MACP, will lead a discussion that will focus on how ACP-ASIM can help physicians make the transition from residency to practice. In addition, Eve C. Swiacki, ACP-ASIM's Director of Membership, will answer questions about how to move from Associate membership to full membership in the College.

Other workshops open to residents and medical students include:

  • "EKGs You Should Know," Thursday, April 22.
  • "Heart and Lung Sounds," Friday, April 23.
  • "Stress in Residency," Friday, April 23.
  • "How to Prepare for the ABIM Exam," Friday, April 23.

For the time and room number of each course, consult your Annual Session program.

Job hunting? Try the College's new online service

A comprehensive listing of career opportunities for physicians culled from current issues of Annals of Internal Medicine, ACP-ASIM Observer, Effective Clinical Practice and The Hospitalist can now be found at the College's new Career Resource Center on ACP-ASIM Online ( You can search the listings by specialty, state or region.

The Career Resource Center also features a list of CME courses, chapter and regional meetings. The Center also offers a section on resident career counseling with tips for how to enter the job market.

'Doctors for Adults' campaign boasts new brochure

A new brochure, "5 Easy Ways," is the latest offering from the College's "Doctors for Adults" internal medicine campaign. The publication identifies five ways in which internists can deliver the campaign's message in their daily practice. The brochure was mailed to all members with the Executive Vice President Report and product catalog.

For more information about the brochure or the Executive Vice President Report, call Customer Service at 800-523-1546, ext. 2600, or 215-351-2600 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET).

College VP named ISIM president-elect

At the International Society of Internal Medicine (ISIM) 24th International Congress of Internal Medicine, ACP-ASIM Senior Vice President for Membership Joseph E. Johnson III, FACP, was named president-elect. Dr. Johnson will take office at ISIM's meeting in Cancun, Mexico, scheduled for June 4-9, 2000.

The College is a member society of the ISIM, which is made up of 53 internal medicine societies. The College also actively promotes the group's meetings, providing CME credit and speakers. At this year's meeting, which was held in Lima, Peru, speakers included ACP-ASIM Regent William J. Hall, FACP; John G. Bartlett, FACP; and Humberto J. Vidaillet Jr., FACP.

For more information on the ISIM, call Lisa Landrum at 800-523-1546, ext. 2520.

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