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2004 Evergreen Award Winner

The Arizona Chapter received the 2004 Evergreen Award for the following program:

OAT-Opportunities for Arizona Trainees

The Arizona Chapter launched Opportunities for Arizona Trainees (OAT) in 2001 to help stimulate interest among resident physicians and medical students in the ACP and in Internal Medicine as a career path. Their objective was to broaden the scope of Chapter activities for Associate Members as well as increase Chapter membership by recruiting residents and medical students. Over the past year the chapter has expanded the program by adding new features to the Associates' Track at their annual meeting, and including medical school leaders and Program Directors in the planning and implementation of new Associate projects. In 2003, the chapter started providing financial support for every Associate member of the Council to attend ACP Annual Session. They also held a special dinner to acknowledge their efforts. The chapter plans to send every Associate and Medical Student Council member from five programs to Annual Session. The chapter conducted a comprehensive survey of residents and presented the results in the Governor's Newsletter. The Governor made presentations at two osteopathic medical schools in Phoenix. Along with the assistance of an unrestricted educational grant, the chapter published a newsletter titled, "Transitions: The Newsletter for Internal Medicine Physicians in Training." The Newsletter will be published three times a year. A Journal Club for Associates was held and more than 50 young physicians and faculty members attended. There will be two to three Journal Club Meetings held each year.