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


Perspectives - April 2014

President’s Message

ACP and the ‘house of medicine’

By Molly Cooke, MD, FACP

ACP’s outgoing president reflects on her past year, milestones the College has achieved, and what future goals remain.


Washington Perspective

What did 11 years, 16 patches, and $154 billion get us? Nothing

By Robert B. Doherty

There are plenty of examples of wasteful government spending, but the sustainable growth rate formula is hard to top.


Resident’s Corner

Better, not broken: pursuing empathy during medical training

Empathy is a crucial element to good care and improved patient outcomes. Why doesn’t medical education promote more of it?


Editor’s Note

Hypertension guidelines lead to vigorous debate

By Jennifer Kearney-Strouse

This issue includes stories centered on various aspects of hypertension, as well as topics specific to mean’s health, electronic health records and physical rehabilitation referrals.


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