About the Chapter

Countries Represented

  • Belize
  • Costa Rica
  • El Salvador
  • Guatemala
  • Honduras
  • Nicaragua
  • Panama


Jose Luis Franceschi Diaz, MD, FACP

Dr. Francéschi Diaz serves as the official representative of the College for the Central America Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. To learn more about Dr. Francéschi Diaz, read their bio.

Welcome Letter | Chapter Council & Leaders | Past Governors


Laureate Award - Carlos Nitsch, MD, FACP
Early Career Physician Award - Lizbeth Lopez, MD
Medical Student Award - Daphne Samaniego
Resident Award - Elsa M. Rueda
Dra. Ligia Sogandares Award - Nuvia Batista Rujano, MD, FACP
Medical Educator Award - Lorena Noriega, MD, FACP
Preventive Medicine Award - Miguel Mayo Di Bello, MD, FACP
Volunteerism and Community Service Award - Monica Pachar, MD, FACP

2023 Chapter Excellence Award

We are pleased to announce that our chapter is in receipt of the Gold Level of the 2023 Chapter Excellence Award! The award recognizes truly extraordinary chapters that surpass excellence in chapter management. We are in the company of 54 other outstanding chapters. In order to achieve the Gold Level of the Chapter Excellence Award, chapters must meet nineteen Bronze criteria, seventeen Silver criteria and multiple Gold level activities. Criteria include such activities as having a legislative action plan or agenda, holding a volunteerism/community service activity, holding multiple stand-alone meetings, having revenue sources outside of dues and meeting registration fees, implementing a strategic plan, implementing a formal recruitment and retention plan and measuring outcomes, conducting various activities for Medical Students, Residents and Early Career Physicians.

Chapter Excellence Award Gold

Award Archives

Chapter Awardees | Central America Chapter College Awards

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