The American College of Physicians (ACP) is a diverse community of internal medicine specialists and subspecialists united by a commitment to excellence. Internal medicine physicians apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. With 160,000 members in countries across the globe, ACP is the largest medical-specialty society in the world. ACP and its physician members lead the profession in education, standard-setting, and the sharing of knowledge to advance the science and practice of internal medicine.
Mission, Vision, Goals & Core Values
Mission: To enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.
Vision: To be recognized globally as the leader in promoting quality patient care, advocacy, education and career fulfillment in internal medicine and its subspecialties.
ACP FY 2021-24 Strategy: ACP’s Priorities for FY 2021-24 were approved by the Board of Regents in February 2021.Learn More
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
ACP embraces diversity, inclusion and equity as key strategies for strengthening our organization.
- Medical Misinformation and Disinformation
ACP is committed to stopping and preventing the spread of disinformation and misinformation.
- Preventing Firearms-related Deaths and Injuries
ACP has long advocated for a public health approach and common-sense measures that would help to curb this escalating crisis.
- Advancing Equitable Obesity Care
ACP recognizes obesity in the U.S. population as both a public health issue and a health equity issue.
ACP was founded in 1915 to promote the science and practice of medicine, and since then has supported internal medicine physicians in their quest for excellence. By sharing the most updated medical knowledge, offering top-notch educational resources, and a wide array of additional benefits, ACP has shown a commitment to internal medicine and those who practice it.
I.M. The Foundation of Clinical Health
Internal Medicine physicians are the foundation of clinical care. We see every connection in the adult human body. Our expertise makes us vital to both patients and medical professionals.
An ongoing series of physician profiles highlighting those who chose internal medicine as a career path and have had fulfilling and successful lives based on that choice.
Information on our Board of Regents, Board of Governors, Executive Officers, and Staff Leadership, as well as a thorough listing of the various committees, boards and councils making up the college.
Learn more about how you can show your support for ACP's mission to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.
Connect and engage with like-minded internal medicine physicians through volunteering opportunities and online forums.
Relationships with Industry
ACP is committed to transparency in our approach to our relationship with industry partners.
View ACP's Relationships with Industry
More About ACP
- ACP Bylaws (Member login)
- Annual Report
- Sustainability and Environmentally Responsible Efforts
- 2022 Treasurer Report (Member login)