American College of Physicians: Internal Medicine — Doctors for Adults ®


New look for ACP’s newspaper

From the November/December ACP Observer, copyright 2007 by the American College of Physicians.

Readers will notice many changes in our January 2008 issue, which will relaunch as ACP Internist with a new look and expanded content. ACP Internist will feature the same high- caliber reporting that readers have come to expect from ACP Observer, with some notable additions and improvements.

A major goal of the redesign process was to become more engaged with our readers by forging a stronger link between print and Web content and encouraging readers to go online with their comments and feedback. In addition to being a source of news and trends, ACP Internist will be a forum for exchanging ideas and sharing professional frustrations and successes. In that spirit, we welcome some new voices and content to our editorial pages, including:

Mindful Medicine: Jerome Groopman, FACP, author of the bestselling “How Doctors Think,” and his wife, endocrinologist Pamela Hartzband, ACP Member, both faculty members at Harvard, will write about the importance of creative thinking in medicine, using actual cases submitted by readers.

Clinical Ethics: Lachlan Forrow, FACP, director of the Ethics Program at Harvard/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will moderate a column featuring case studies on ethical dilemmas. A panel of experts will provide commentary and readers are encouraged go online to voice their opinions.

FDA Review: Senior Writer Jessica Berthold will provide a monthly overview of FDA actions, recommendations and upcoming decisions.

The Campaign Trail: Staff Writer Stacey Butterfield will report on the healthcare agendas of the major presidential candidates as the campaign progresses.

Web sites and blogs: Senior Writer Jessica Berthold will highlight useful low-cost or free medical web sites and medical blogs.

Please let us know how you like the new format after you receive the January issue by emailing us at Your feedback helps us gauge what we’re doing right and where we’re falling short. We look forward to hearing from you, and thank you for your support.

Janet Colwell
Editor, ACP Internist


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