cover_0614.jpgJune 2014 | Volume 97 | Issue 6

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Table of Contents


COVER STORY

Reinventing the internist 
Internal medicine residency programs change up the way they train physicians.
BY SUZY FRISCH


FEATURES

Internal medicine incubator 
An internal medicine interest group helps students explore career possibilities.
BY CARMEN PEOTA
 
A small-but-thriving specialty 
A conversation with health services researcher Timothy J. Wilt, M.D., M.P.H.
BY MICHELE ST. MARTIN


CLINICAL AND HEALTH AFFAIRS

Management of Diabetes during Ramadan: Practical Guidelines 
BY MUNA SUNNI, M.B.B.CH., CAROL BRUNZELL, R.D.N., L.D., C.D.E., BRANDON NATHAN, M.D., AND ANTOINETTE MORAN, M.D.

The Growth of Palliative Care 
BY JACOB J. STRAND, M.D., J. KEITH MANSEL, M.D., AND KEITH SWETZ, M.D., M.A.


STUDENT, RESIDENT and FELLOW RESEARCH

2014 American College of Physicians-Minnesota Poster Competition Winners
Positional Effects on Lung Volumes and Transpulmonary Pressure during Unilateral Mechanical AsymmetryBY GUSTAVO ANDRES CORTES-PUENTES, M.D., KENNITH GARD, JOSEPH KEENAN, ALEXANDER ADAMS, DAVID DRIES AND JOHN J. MARINI

Miliary Tuberculosis in a Somali Refugee: A New Normal? 
BY MATTHEW GOERS, M.D.

Exposed Facial Hair as a Danger in Home Supplemental Oxygen Use 
BY BRADLEY ANDERSON, M.D., LAURA GREENLUND, M.D., PH.D., AND ANDREW C. GREENLUND, M.D., PH.D.

An Internist’s Dilemma: Differentiating Paraneoplastic from Primary Rheumatologic Disease 
BY BEN MEYER, ELIZABETH GOLDSMITH, M.D., AND MUMTAZ MUSTAPHA, M.D.

Editor's Note 
The specialized generalist
BY CHARLES R. MEYER, M.D.
 
Pulse 
A look at the liberal arts residency
 

THE PHYSICIAN ADVOCATE

The MMA's monthly report on policy, people and politics
The MMA dives into public health issues, news briefs, Board Chair Dave Thorson on why we need to change Minnesota’s privacy law


PERSPECTIVE

On choosing primary care 
Four graduating medical students share their stories.
BY STEWART DECKER, MONICA MAALOUF, YAEL SMILEY AND BRIAN PARK

A closer view 
The realities of practicing medicine in Tanzania.
BY JONATHAN D. ALPERN, M.D.

In between innings 
A ballgame, an interview and an unforgettable patient
BY DOUG MCMAHON, M.D.

END NOTE

Internal medicine 
A POEM BY MARGARET NOLAN, M.D.