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The American College of Physicians Congratulates Congressman Weldon on Election to ACP Fellowship

February 10, 2005

(Washington, DC) U.S. Representative Dave Weldon, MD, FACP of Melbourne, FL was recently elected as a fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

Dr. Weldon attended the State University of New York's Buffalo School of Medicine, graduating in 1981. He was accepted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He then completed a three-year residency in internal medicine at the Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco. Dr. Weldon is the first medical doctor from Florida to serve in the U.S. Congress. He is the only member of Congress who is a fellow of ACP.

Fellowship in ACP is an honor achieved by those recognized by their peers for personal integrity, superior competence in internal medicine, professional accomplishment, and demonstrated scholarship. To be elected to fellowship with ACP a member of ACP must be proposed by their local jurisdiction, and then endorsed by their ACP Chapter Governor. Finally the candidate undergoes a review process and is approved by the ACP Board of Regents.

The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include more than 116,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internists specialize in the prevention, detection and treatment of illness in adults.

Jack Pope (202) 261-4556, jpope@acponline.org
Jacquelyn Blaser, (202) 261-4572, jblaser@acponline.org

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