Governor's Welcome Brazil

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to the Web site for the Brazil Chapter of the American College of Physicians.

ACP is the nation's largest medical specialty organization. ACP, founded in 1915, and ASIM, founded in 1956 merged in July of 1998. Membership comprises more than 161,000 internal medicine physicians and medical students. Internists provide the majority of health care to adults in America.

Internists (doctors for adults) in our chapter are joined in the Brazil Chapter, to speak for Internal Medicine in our country and to reflect the interests and concerns of our specialty. If you are an internist in Brazil but are not yet an ACP member, I invite you to browse our site to learn more about the College and the Chapter activities in our area.

As Governor, I have the responsibility of representing our Chapter to the national organization; encouraging internists in our country to become members and members to advance to Fellowship; recognizing members; encouraging input and action on national and local political issues effecting the environment of internal medicine; hosting local scientific meetings and CME events; and encouraging medical student members and Associates (i.e., residents) to participate in local and national College activities.

This site has been developed to keep internists in Brazil and our membership up-to-date on developments and activities in our Chapter. Our newsletter and details about upcoming chapter meetings will be posted here along with names and addresses so that you can communicate with us.

Any suggestions you might have for what should be included in our Web site are encouraged. Similarly, we would like to hear any suggestions you have for how the Brazil Chapter of the ACP might help make us better physicians and improve the quality of the professional life of internists.

It is an honor and a privilege to serve you as your Governor for the next four years. It will not be an easy task to follow my predecessors, but I will do my best to fulfill your expectations.

We belong to one of the finest Medical Societies in the world, and it is our obligation to spread the knowledge and benefits obtained in this partnership into the Brazilian Medical Community.

We hope that you will visit this site frequently and enjoy its contents.


Arnaldo Lichtenstein, MD, FACP 
Governor, Brazil Chapter of the American College of Physicians