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Awards & Masterships

One of the goals of the American College of Physicians is to “recognize excellence and distinguished contributions to internal medicine.” As a way of achieving this goal, the College offers 20 national awards and a number of Masterships each year.

The Nominator supplies five letters of support (his or her nomination letter and four additional supporting letters) as well as the nominee’s curriculum vitae with complete bibliography via the online submission form. The Awards Committee reviews all nominees at their yearly meeting and scores each individually. The nominees with the highest scores are recommended as candidates for awards and Masterships to the Board of Regents. The Board of Regents reviews the candidates and, if found to represent the highest standards of the College, approves the candidates. Approved candidates are informed by their Governors and formally presented their awards and Masterships at the annual Internal Medicine meeting approximately six months later.

Key Dates

April 1 Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine Award nomination materials due
April 1 Johnson Award nomination materials due
July 1 Nomination materials due for all other awards and Masterships — materials received after this date will be held for consideration in the following year’s cycle
September Awards Committee selects recommended candidates; Board of Regents reviews/approves candidates
November Announcements made on ACP Online and via message to all nominators

Nominator Resources

Awards & Masterships

Clinical & Research
Mastership Leadership Teaching Volunteerism & Service Advocacy Medical Humanities


Related Links

  • Past Leadership: Past Masters of the American College of Physicians, 1923 to the Present.
  • Convocation: Discover the tradition of Convocation at the American College of Physicians.

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