ACP College Corner

ACP Announces New Masters and Awardees for 2015-2016

The Awards Committee is pleased to announce that the Board of Regents has approved several individuals and institutions to receive College awards and Masterships during the 2016 Internal Medicine Meeting. ACP is proud to award eight physicians outside the U.S. with the honor of Mastership. Please join us in congratulating these international new Masters.

  • Harry J. Acquatella, MD, MACP - Caracas, Venezuela
  • Shunichi Fukuhara, MD, MACP - Sakyo-ku Kyoto, Japan
  • Rosendo Gonzalez-Gomis, MD, MACP - Panama, Panama
  • Barry O. Kassen, MD, MACP - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Graydon S. Meneilly, MD, MACP - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • V. Mohan, MD, MACP - Chennai, India
  • Hasan A. M. Nazmul Ahasan, MBBS, MACP - Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Anita Palepu, MD, MACP - Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

For the complete list of new Masters and Awardees, click here.

What do the initials FACP and MACP mean?

The letters FACP after a physician's name means that he or she is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP). Fellows in ACP are a special group of doctors who are dedicated to continuing education in medical practice, teaching, or research. Fellowship is an honorary designation given to recognize ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine.

The letters MACP after a physician's name stands for Master of the American College of Physicians. Contrary to what some might think, MACP does not stand for "member" of the ACP. Rather, MACP is a federally registered service mark and is defined as providing recognition by way of an honorific designation to doctors who have excelled in the field of internal medicine. MACP is an award-based class of ACP membership that recognizes and celebrates Fellows who have distinguished themselves through significant service to the College or through significant contributions to the practice of medicine.

For information on Fellowship, visit the Fellowship section of the website and for more information on Mastership, visit ACP's awards section on our web site.

ACP Establishes New International Chapters

ACP is pleased to announce the establishment of the its 17th international chapter, the ACP Gulf Chapter, effective July 1, 2015. The chapter includes the Gulf Cooperation Council countries of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates (a separate chapter is maintained in Saudi Arabia). Essam Elsayed, MD, MS, FACP, FASN was recently appointed as Interim Governor based on recommendations from a local member steering committee. Dr. Elsayed is a Nephrology Consultant at the Medical Subspecialties Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi.

The College's newest (18th) international chapter, the ACP Bangladesh Chapter will become official as of January 1, 2016. Quazi Tarikul Islam, MBBS, FCPS, FACP, was recently appointed Interim Governor of the Bangladesh Chapter based on recommendations from a local member steering committee. Dr. Islam is Professor of Medicine at Popular Medical College Hospital and President of the Bangladesh Society of Medicine.

Please join us in welcoming these new international chapters.

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