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Delaware Chapter Young Physicians Newsletter

Spring 2010

This is the first edition of a newsletter intended to help inform Young Physicians in Delaware of events and news that matter to them. A Young Physician is defined as anyone within 16 years of graduating medical school. You can find more information on the Young Physicians Web site.

Upcoming Events

Young Physicians Networking Event

The Delaware Chapter will be hosting a networking event this week on Thursday May 13th, 2010 at 6:30pm located at the Christiana Hilton. This event is co-hosted with Duffie & Associates, a franchise advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Beer and wine, as well as heavy Hors D'oeuvers, will be served. A short informal seminar on financial planning will be given. Two financial planners will be present to answer any of your financial questions as well. The rest of the time will be for young physicians to network with their colleagues. Please join us by sending your RSVP to ERobinson@christianacare.org if you plan to attend and if you will be bringing a guest.

Leadership Day 2010

May 18-19, 2010 is Leadership Day in Washington D.C. Come to meet face to face with your DE congressional delegation! This year we have 3 ACP members and 3 Associates going to Washington, DC. The ACP members are Dan Elliott, MD, Henry Weiner, MD, Rod Tanchanco, MD, FACP. Christiana Care residents Karla Testa and Matt Barret, as well as medical student Peter Burke (PCOM) will also be joining them. If you are interested in going a future year, please e-mail our Governor, John O’Neill for more information.

Pri-Med Access with ACP, June 8-9 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center

ACP has partnered with Pri-Med Institute to offer a two-day live CME program (13.2 credits potentially) at no cost to ACP members. The educational content is ACP-driven and the feedback that we’ve gotten is that it is high quality. Learn more...

Delaware Chapter 12th Annual Lower Shores Symposia

Save the date! This year’s Meeting will be held Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Boardwalk Plaza Hotel in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Additional details, including the meeting program, will be posted on the Chapter Website shortly. Contact Ethel at 302-645-2244 with questions.

Save the Date! Internal Medicine 2011

The next Annual meeting is in sunny, warm San Diego! Mark your calenders now: April 7-9, 2011. For more details, visit ACP Online.

News and Information

Nominations for new local Council of Young Physicians

Nominations for new local Council of Young Physician (CYP) members are now being accepted. The usual term is 2-3 years and the commitment is flexible based upon your availability. You may submit a nomination (self-nominations are accepted) to ERobinson@christianacare.org. This should include a CV, and a short (1 page max) statement answering the question “What role can the local Council of Young Physicians play in creating an environment in which ACP members are more likely to actively participate at the chapter level?" The deadline for nominations is June 15th.

Members of the current local Council of Young Physicians: Edmondo Robinson, MD (Chair); Deborah Zarek, MD, FACP (National ACP CYP At-Large Representative), Neeta Milasincic, MD, FACP; & Daniel Elliot, MD.

Highlights from Internal Medicine 2010 in Toronto!

Whether you attended the meeting or not, you can get the highlights from Internal Medicine 2010 through several outreach programs. ACP Internist broadcasted daily e-newsletters and blog posts of topics for further insight and discussion. News releases and briefings are posted in ACP News. And most scientific sessions are recorded for sale, so you can keep up with the latest findings in internal medicine. Learn more...

Congratulations to our New Fellows

Fellowship is an honor achieved by those recognized by their peers for personal integrity, superior competence in internal medicine, professional accomplishment, and demonstrated scholarship. The Delware Chapter recognizes and congratulates the following Young Physician Chapter members who were elected to Fellowship between January-March, 2010:
- John Donnelly, MD, FACP
- Manish Garg, MD, FACP
- Jennifer S. Myers, MD, FACP

LEAD Certificate

The LEAD (Leadership Enhancement and Development) program was created by ACP to help identify internists early in their careers and offers them a variety of activities designed to provide them with the skills, resources, and experiences necessary to become effective leaders in any setting. The LEAD certificate can be obtained by completing many leadership development activities with-in a three-year time frame. Learn more...


If you have anything you would like included in the next issue of this newsletter or ideas to improve this in the future, please write to udebbi@yahoo.com. The next newsletter will appear during the Fall.

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