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Chapter News

Doctor's Dilemma

(April 2022) La competencia de conocimientos médicos se dio entre los equipos de Costa Rica, Guatemala, y Panamá. El equipo del Complejo Hospitalario Metropolitano Dr Arnulfo Arias Madrid de Panamá, resultó Ganador y nos representara en la competencia en IM2022 en Chicago.


Potential ACP Governor-elect Candidates 

Nominations Due by April 14, 2022

(March 2022) As you know, the ACP national office is conducting a Governor-elect election for our chapter this year. The Local Nominations Committees will be responsible for identifying up to two candidates who are willing and able to serve a four-year term (April 2024 - April 2028), in addition to a year of training as Governor-elect (April 2023 - April 2024).

We are looking for a dynamic leader who exhibits integrity, shows commitment to the College and demonstrates dedication to the Chapter and the medical community. The successful candidate will work with Chapter members and with leaders in internal medicine at the national level. A Governor typically spends several hours per week on College Business with the support of executive administrative staff. Serving as an ACP Governor can be an extremely rewarding and life changing experience. 

Click here to view the Governor Job Responsibilities.

Only ACP MACPs and FACPs are eligible for consideration. If you would like to submit the name of a colleague or self-nominate, contact Chapter Staff. 

All potential candidate information must be submitted by Wednesday April 14, 2022. 


Congratulations New Central America Chapter Fellows

  • Americo Lombardo, MD, FACP

(February 2022) Congratulations to the Central America Chapter's newest Fellows. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.


BOR Action on Fall '21 BOG Resolutions

(December 2021) A summary of Board of Regents (BOR) actions on resolutions debated at the Fall 2021 Board of Governors (BOG) virtual meeting is now available. Resolutions initiated by ACP members and endorsed by a chapter council and the BOG become ACP policy when adopted by the BOR.

If you have an idea you'd like to suggest to ACP, consider submitting a resolution to our chapter.


Congratulations New Central America Chapter Fellows

  • Karina Isabel Alvarez, DO FACP
  • Rocio Arroyo, MD FACP
  • Helga Indiana Codina Velasquez, MD FACP
  • Karen J Courville, MD FACP
  • Ana E Espinosa De Ycaza, MD FACP
  • Nicoletta Maimone, MD FACP
  • Maria Alejandra Oliva Guzman, MD FACP
  • Maydelin Pecchio, MD FACP
  • Guadalupe Perez, MD FACP

(December 2021) Congratulations to the Central America Chapter's newest Fellows. Fellowship in the College is an honor. Being an FACP® is a distinction earned from colleagues who recognize your accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine. The most important considerations for ACP Fellowship are excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.


Nuevo Comité de Diversidad, Equidad e Inclusión

(June 2021) El 25 de Junio celebramos la formación del nuevo Comité de Diversidad, Equidad e Inclusión en nuestro capítulo. El Colegio ha definido como uno de sus temas prioritarios la Diversidad e Inclusión entre los miembros del capítulo, así como nuestros pacientes, manteniendo el respeto y escuchando todas las voces sin importar origen, etnia, ideas religiosas, género o clase social. En esta ocasión se presentó una reseña del Dr José Antonio Price, primer médico afrocaribeño que se destacó en la era republicana en el área de Bocas del Toro, siendo muy apreciada por los participantes. Este comité será dirigido por el Dr José Luis Franceschi, FACP, miembro prominente de nuestro consejo directivo.


Bienestar del Trabajador de la Salud (Well-being)

(February 2021) Estamos interesados en formar un grupo de bienestar en el capítulo. La Dra Janet Jokela, FACP y La Dra Gaby Frank, FACP habló durante dos eventos. El American College of Physicians tiene varias herramientas para el autocuidado, y para ayudar en sus áreas de trabajo a formar grupos de apoyo.