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ACP Physician Affiliate Membership Now Available

Physicians trained in specialties other than internal medicine may now join ACP as Physician Affiliate members. In the past, the College received requests for membership from physicians who did not meet the requirements of full Membership. These physicians often worked alongside ACP members in their practices, and were exposed to the valuable benefits and resources that the College offered. Until now, the College followed a rigorous review/approval process for these applicants. If elected, they were afforded the same rights and privileges as full Members.

In the spirit of supporting a patient-centered care delivery system based on a team-based environment, the ACP Board of Regents determined that the College should expand its eligibility for membership, while still maintaining its mission and focus on internal medicine. With that in mind, Physician Affiliate membership was approved.

Eligibility includes graduation from a medical school found in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) maintained by the Foundation for Advancement of Medical Education and Research (FAIMER), and holding a current medical license to practice in their field. No applicant will be accepted as a Physician Affiliate member who has trained in, or who is practicing in, internal medicine.

ACP Physician Affiliate members have access to most of the benefits provided to full Members. They are excluded from voting, holding office, or attaining Fellowship in the College.

Dues for Physician Affiliates are the same as full Members. Outside of the US, Physician Affiliates may only apply for the online Membership option.

To learn more, or to share this opportunity with non-internal medicine physicians in your office, visit www.acponline.org/join.


Page updated: 12/14/12

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