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Benefits for Residents & Fellows-in-training

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Residents & Fellows-in-training

ACP offers valuable benefits for members, including those especially for residents and fellows-in-training.

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ACP Resources for Residents & Fellows-in-training

Access ACP Publications
  • Annals of Internal Medicine, the leading internal medicine journal, publishes original research reviews, clinical guidelines, commentaries, and essays related to the practice of internal medicine. Annals also includes two regular monthly features, In the Clinic, a review of best practices for managing common clinical conditions, and ACP Journal Club which offers reviews of the most clinically relevant and highest quality new studies from more than 130 journals.

    In addition, In the Clinic's downloadable slide sets provide practical, evidence-based overviews of common clinical conditions and offer evidence-based answers to frequently asked questions about screening, prevention, diagnosis, and therapy. Free print subscription and online access for members.

  • ACP JournalWise is a new mobile-friendly website that helps you stay current on medical literature from around the world. You control your preferences by specialty area, and JournalWise alerts you when important new journal articles are reviewed. The mobile format makes it easy for you to check in whenever you have a few minutes for reading. You can’t read it all, so we do it for you! Free to members.
  • ACP Internist & ACP Internist Weekly report on new developments in clinical medicine, practice management, and public policy, along with updates on College initiatives. The Weekly edition is delivered via email every Tuesday. Free to members.
  • ACP Hospitalist & ACP HospitalistWeekly keeps readers current on all aspects of hospital medicine, including: clinical issues, career trends, research, and practice management. The Weekly edition is delivered via email every Wednesday. Free to members. You must sign up to receive these free subscriptions.
Prepare for Certification
  • MKSAP 16 reinforces the information you know and helps you identify topics that need additional work with over 1,000 pages of syllabus text, and nearly 1,100 multiple-choice questions. Discount for members.
  • Board Basics 3
    Dozens of classic images, core content and tips on how to take the exam will make this an invaluable tool for residents and physicians preparing for ABIM Certification and Recertification exams. Free to ACP Resident/Fellow Members.
  • Virtual Dx - Interpretive Challenges from ACP
    Virtual Dx is an online-only program that uses images and studies to challenge your diagnostic ability in a way that no textbook can. Discount for ACP Resident/Fellow Members.
  • Board Review Courses
    Focus on test-taking skills and strategies when you prepare for the ABIM’s Certification Exam with our expert clinician-educators. Discount for members.
  • Board Review Course Recordings
    If you can’t make it to an ACP course, study on your own time and at your own pace with video and audio recordings of past Certification lectures. 10% discount for members.
Learn with ACP
  • MKSAP 16 reinforces the information you know and helps you identify topics that need additional work with over 1,000 pages of syllabus text, and nearly 1,100 multiple-choice questions. Discount for members.
  • Internal Medicine Meeting
    ACP's annual Internal Medicine Meeting is the premier meeting for the specialty and offers over 200 educational sessions in internal medicine and its subspecialties. Earn CME by attending ACP's annual meeting. ACP members save up to $200 on registration.
  • Chapter Scientific and ACP Resident/Fellow Member Meetings
    ACP chapter meetings provide a forum for updating clinical knowledge and skills, exchanging ideas, discussing issues, earning CME credit, and hearing from your local Governor about topics important to you. Discount for members.
  • ACP’s Clinical Skills Program offers a variety of training programs on office-based procedures, physical examinations, and communication skills at ACP's annual Internal Medicine Meeting, or through videos and training modules. Topics include: Clinical Breast Examination, Common Skin Biopsy Techniques, Arthrocentesis and Joint Injection, and more. Clinical Skills training is included in the Internal Medicine Meeting registration, or by purchasing a video at a member discount.
Treat a Patient
  • Clinical Guidelines
    ACP produces highly-respected, evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Recent topics include: Hormonal Testing and Pharmacologic Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction, Screening for HIV in Health Care Settings, and Using Second-Generation Antidepressants to Treat Depressive Disorders. Free to members.
  • ACP’s Clinical Skills Program offers a variety of training programs on office-based procedures, physical examinations, and communication skills at ACP's annual Internal Medicine Meeting, or through videos and training modules. Topics include: Clinical Breast Examination, Common Skin Biopsy Techniques, Arthrocentesis and Joint Injection, and more. Clinical Skills training is included in the Internal Medicine Meeting registration, or by purchasing a video at a member discount.
  • ACP Smart MedicineSM offers authoritative, evidence-based guidance to improve clinical care. Earn free CME credit using ACP's new clinical decision support tool. Free to members.
  • Ethics & Professionalism
    ACP's Ethics Manual is available in both English and Spanish. Other resources include the Physician's Charter, case studies, and information on various ethics issues. Free to members.
  • ACP’s Patient Education Resources include printed HEALTH TiPS that help patients to ask their physician questions related to their conditions, VIDEO HEALTH TiPS, which are short, easy to understand, patient-centered health literate videos, and Everyday Self Management Guides that teach patients how to manage their chronic illnesses. Free to members.
Plan Your Career
  • Resident Career Counseling Center
    ACP offers you a comprehensive resource for your career planning -- including detailed guides to assist you with training, certification and licensing, practice and career options, searching for the right career opportunity, marketing yourself.
  • Career Timeline
    Review the steps required to start your career in internal medicine -- moving from residency to fellowship or practice.
  • ACP Career Connection
    Registering with ACP Career Connection allows you to build, edit and store your profile to submit to employers. Your profile is intended for your use when applying for a job and is not searchable by employers. Receive e-mail alerts sent each Tuesday when jobs matching your criteria become available by opting to receive Early Job Notifiers.
  • Mentoring Database
    Get connected with an experienced person who can offer you advice on your education, future career and networking opportunities.
  • Volunteerism
    ACP recognizes the importance of volunteerism and community service and offers a place to find current volunteer opportunities and network with other ACP member volunteers.
Compete for Awards
  • Resident/Fellow Member Abstract Competitions
    The College sponsors local and national competitions especially for ACP Resident/Fellow Members that offer monetary awards and the chance to win recognition. The winning entries in both the National Clinical Vignette and Research Paper competitions are featured each year at the College's premier scientific meeting, Internal Medicine, and winners and finalists receive complimentary registration to the meeting. Free to members.
  • Doctor's Dilemma™
    ACP's national medical jeopardy competition, held each year at ACP’s annual meeting, allows dozens of teams of residents and medical students from around the nation to compete for the coveted title of national champion. Doctor's Dilemma is now available as a mobile game too. Free to members.
Get Involved
  • Special Interest Groups

    Connect with other ACP members through ACP's Special Interest Groups. These members-only groups promote community and networking through lively online discussions. Current groups include Hospital Medicine, Physician Educators, Women in Medicine, and many more. Free and exclusive to members.

  • ACP Advocacy

    ACP is committed to supporting efforts that improve the practice of internal medicine. Our mission is to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of internal medicine.

    Advocates for Internal Medicine Network
    The College greatly depends upon year-round grassroots support from over 7,000 ACP Advocates for continued success on Capitol Hill. Advocates communicate with their members of Congress on issues of importance to medical students, internists and their patients, and report the results back to ACP.

    Legislative Action Center
    The web-based Legislative Action Center gives members an easy way to respond to current ACP legislative alerts, find out who their federal legislators are, and compose an e-mail or call their members of Congress.

    The ACP Advocate
    Edited by the College's Washington, D.C. Governmental Affairs Division, The ACP Advocate is a bi-weekly, e-newsletter created to provide ACP members with news about public policy issues affecting internal medicine and patient care.

    The ACP Advocate Blog
    Bob Doherty, ACP's senior vice president of Governmental Affairs and Public Policy, writes a weekly blog that invites commentary on provocative and intriguing health policy discussions. It seeks to inform readers and to elicit commentary from across the political spectrum.

  • ACP Chapters & Regions

    The College conducts many of its activities through local units called chapters and regions. In addition to implementing local programs, most chapters hold an annual scientific meeting known as a chapter meeting.

  • Volunteering Resources
    The College maintains a volunteerism networking database to enable ACP members involved or interested in volunteerism and community service to connect with each other about volunteer opportunities.
  • Mentoring Connection

    ACP 's Mentoring Database allows you to get connected with an experienced person who can offer you advice on your education, future career and networking opportunities.
  • Member Directory

    Reach out to other ACP members through Member Connection, the ACP Member Directory (login required). This searchable directory provides contact information for all ACP members, and access is only available to ACP members.

  • Social Media

    ACP is now on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn. Connect with your colleagues, discuss issues relevant to internal medicine, and get the latest news and special offers from the College.

    ACP Internist, ACP Hospitalist, and Bob Doherty, author of The ACP Advocate Blog, are also on Twitter sharing the latest clinical news and policy issues affecting internal medicine.

  • Meetings

    The Internal Medicine Meeting
    ACP's annual Internal Medicine Meeting is the premier meeting for the specialty and offers over 200 educational sessions in internal medicine and its subspecialties. Earn CME by attending ACP's annual meeting. ACP members save up to $200 on registration.

    Chapter Meetings
    ACP chapter meetings provide a forum for updating clinical knowledge and skills, exchanging ideas, discussing issues, earning CME credit, and hearing from your local Governor about topics important to you. Discount for members.

    International Meetings
    ACP has international chapters in: Brazil, Canada, Central America, Chile, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela and offers chapter meetings in many international locations. Discount for members.

  • National Representation

    The Board of Governors is ACP's advisory body to the College's policy-making body, the Board of Regents. Masters, Fellows and Members who have belonged to ACP for at least two years have the opportunity to vote for an ACP Governor to represent his or her concerns and interests.

  • Council of Resident/Fellow Members (CRFM)
    The CRFM supports the professional development and quality of life for Resident/Fellow Members and advises the Board of Regents on enhancing the quality of internal medicine postgraduate training and increasing the value of membership among Resident/Fellow Members.
  • Council of Early Career Physicians (CECP)
    The CECP supports the professional development and quality of life for physicians who are 16 years or less beyond medical school.

  • Council of Subspecialty Societies (CSS) (login required)
    The CSS addresses matters affecting general internal medicine and its subspecialties.

Personal Benefits
  • Group Insurance Discount
    ACP members are eligible to apply for competitively-priced group insurance plans, offered through Mercer Consumer, a service of Mercer Health & Benefits Administration LLC.
  • Get the exclusive American College of Physicians Visa® card
    Earn $100 cash rewards bonus after qualifying transactions. Earn cash back and show your support for ACP with the BankAmericard Cash RewardsTM credit card. Available to members.
  • ACP Logo and Gift Items
    ACP members can purchase specially-designed College logo gift items. For information and to see gift items, visit the ACP Logo Items section of ACP Online. Available for purchase.

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Why Activate your ACP Online Account?

Activate your ACP Online account to gain access to the Mentoring Database, Smart Medicine, and many other benefits, including online access to ACP's prestigious peer-reviewed journal, Annals of Internal Medicine. Your username and password can be used immediately after you register. Activate Now

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