International Fellowship Exchange Program Awardees

ACP’s 2015-2016 International Fellowship Exchange Program (IFEP) provided the opportunity to three early to mid-career physicians from outside the United States and Canada to gain expertise in a focused area relating to the prevention, diagnosis, and/or management of a clinical problem affecting Internal Medicine and the subspecialties. Through observation, mentorship, and study of work of senior faculty physicians, fellows were funded to acquire knowledge, experience, and skills that they can apply, utilize, and disseminate to colleagues upon return to their home country. Fellowships were observational and lasted approximately four weeks.

The 2015-2016 IFEP Awardees were:

  • Jorge Alejandro Lemus-Arias, MD – Mexico
    Interest/Focus: Quality and Patient Safety
    Host: Moises Auron, MD, FACP – Cleveland Clinic
  • Amjad Mahboob, MBBS – Pakistan
    Interest/Focus: Infectious Diseases and Antibiotic Stewardship
    Host: Soma Wali, MD, FACP – University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Olive View Medical Center
  • Santiago Patiño-Giraldo, MD – Colombia
    Interest/Focus: Telemedicine in Internal Medicine
    Host: Sanjeev Arora, MD, MACP – Project ECHO – University of New Mexico

Applications are now being accepted for the 2016-2017 program. Information may be found on ACP’s website at:

Awardees for 2015-2016 attended the ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2016 in Washington, DC. They are pictured below receiving a plaque at the International Reception.

From left: Santiago Patiño-Giraldo, MD (Colombia), Amjad Mahboob, MBBS (Pakistan), Jorge Alejandro Lemus-Arias, MD (Mexico), and ACP Immediate Past President Wayne J. Riley, MD, MPH, MBA, MACP.







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