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ACP College Corner


Visit the ACP Exhibit Booth at these Upcoming Meetings

Be sure to visit ACP's exhibit booth at these upcoming meetings:

2009 ACP Venezuela Chapter and Venezuelan Society of Internal Medicine Annual Meeting
Porlamar, Estado Nueva Esparta
May 18, 2009
Email: carlosmorosghersi@yahoo.com

8th Congress of the European Federation of Internal Medicine (EFIM)
Istanbul, Turkey
May 27-30, 2009
Website: www.efim2009.org

An ACP staff person will be at the booth to answer all your questions about membership, sign up new members, accept dues payments, and more. Books will be for sale and lots of ACP freebies will be available.



Recruit Your Colleagues and Enjoy Free Dues in 2010-11

ACP's Recruit-a-Colleague Program enables you to earn membership dues credits while helping to strengthen the worldwide internal medicine community. The deadline for the 2009-2010 program in March 31, 2010, so recruit today! For more information, please visit http://www.acponline.org/recruitacolleague.



ACP Awards and Masterships: Nominate Your Heroes, Mentors, and Colleagues

The Awards Committee of the American College of Physicians invites your assistance in recognizing the accomplishments of distinguished individuals and organizations through the College's awards and Masterships. Nominations are now invited for the 2009-2010 awards cycle, which will end with the College's bestowing a number of awards and Masterships during the Convocation ceremony at Internal Medicine 2010 in Toronto, Canada. These awards recognize outstanding contributions in the practice of medicine, teaching, research, public service, leadership, and medical volunteerism.

The Awards and Mastership Booklet, which has been updated for 2009-2010, contains criteria for the College's awards and Masterships plus detailed instructions for writing nominating and supporting letters. We are encouraging use of the online link to access and print copies. However, if you would like a print copy mailed to you, please contact staff as described at the end of this message.

For new nominations, five detailed supporting letters (no more, no less) and a current curriculum vitae with full bibliography are required. The deadline for all materials is July 1, 2009. In keeping with ACP's Diversity Policy, the Awards Committee requests that nominators consider a wide array of outstanding candidates including women, underserved minorities, other ethnic groups, and international members and colleagues. Nominees are especially welcome for the Loveland Award, Menninger Award, Rosenthal Awards, Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Teacher Award, Edwards Award, and the two new awards (see below).

Please note that only ACP Fellows may be nominated for Mastership and that Masterships as well as awards are competitive. That is, only a limited number are given each year, and the most outstanding are selected by comparison. Both Mastership and awards nominations should be handled confidentially, and individuals should not self-nominate. Also, please note that for Mastership, ACP involvement is expected, with rare exceptions.

Please note changes for this year's cycle:

  • Limitation on the number of letters: Five letters (no more, no less) are required for the first year of consideration. If the nominee is not selected, the original package of five letters is reconsidered for a second and third year. It enhances the nomination if up to two additional letters (one from the nominator) plus an updated CV are sent in for each successive year. The two new letters should offer new information and/or a different viewpoint and not duplicate material from earlier letters. It is up to the nominator to arrange for additional letters and CV. These are optional, however, not required.
  • New awards for diversity and for contributions in diabetes: The American College of Physicians Award for Diversity and Access to Care and the Samuel Eichold II Memorial Award for Contributions in Diabetes have been added to the list of ACP awards, and nominations are invited.

For questions, information about the status of nominations submitted previously, and a print copy of the Awards and Masterships Booklet, please contact Meghann Williams, Coordinator, Awards-Convocation and Diversity, at mewilliams@acponline.org, or by phone at 1-215-351-2714. Or you may contact Martha Cornog, Staff Liaison to the Awards Committee, at mcornog@acponline.org, or by phone at 1-215-351-2696.



ACP Associate Membership is Now Available to Residents and Fellows-in-Training Worldwide

Internal Medicine Residency Program Directors:
Share this benefit information with residents and fellows-in-training

Residents and fellows-in-training in countries without an established ACP chapter are now able to apply for ACP Associate membership. Applicants must be sponsored by a current ACP Master or Fellow.

International ACP Associate members have the option of a special online-only membership for just $49 per year. The online-only membership includes all the benefits of regular Associate membership, excluding print journals.

Applications and additional information can be found at http://www.acponline.org/membership/join/associate/.



ACP Medical Student Membership is Now Available Worldwide

Professors and Mentors:
Share this benefit information with medical students

The American College of Physicians is now offering free Medical Student Membership to students in any country that are enrolled in a medical school listed in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED) and recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), or accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).

ACP Medical Student Members stand out among their peers as members of the world’s largest medical specialty society. They have the opportunity to explore the internal medicine profession and to attend scientific meetings for free. They receive a subscription to IMpact (a monthly online newsletter for medical students) and are eligible for substantial discounts on many of the College’s programs, products, and services.

For more information and to apply online, click here.



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