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Alaska Governor's Newsletter October 2019

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Julie A. McCormick, MD, FACP, ACP Governor

Julie A. McCormick, MD, FACP, ACP Governor


Governor's Welcome


Hello from Tucson - just finished the BOG meetings - we worked hard on important resolutions that were first passed by you, our members, and acted on in the meetings. Thank you for your feedback, stay tuned and we will keep you posted on the final results.



Chapter Excellence Update


With more intense criteria in the recently updated Chapter Excellence program our chapter made elite GOLD status - earning us increased funding from national. Thank you Julie Lake we could not have done it without you.



Did You Know…?

October 28th is National Internal Medicine Day, announced during the ACP Board of Governors Meeting! Details to come, but celebrating internists!




Please check your inbox and chapter website for election information. Thank you again to our Governor-Elect candidates Emily Church MD FACP and Kristin Mitchell, MD FACP.



New Members and Fellows

Welcome new members and words of congrats to our new fellows:

Kristina M James, MD FACP Fellow
Ryan G Webb, MD FACP Fellow
Ido Barkay, MD FACP Fellow
Eric N Stewart Member
Sally J Mangum, DO Member
Toni M Biskup, MD FACP Fellow
Tyler Denman Resident/Fellow Member
Guillermo Eduardo Espinoza, MD Member
Linnea Smith, MD Member
Haojun Zhang Medical Student Member
Erica Veazey Medical Student Member
Ty Tietjen Medical Student Member
Stephanie I Weter Medical Student Member
Sebastian Welling Medical Student Member
Robert Robl Medical Student Member
Daniel Quinlan Medical Student Member
Ashley Widmer Medical Student Member
Evan Gross Medical Student Member



New Master

Congratulations Molly Southworth MD, MACP the Alaska Chapters newest Master! This elite honor is not lightly bestowed, we are so thankful for all that Molly has done for our chapter, national ACP and our community.



Fall Module to become Spring Module

Matt Hollon, MD FACP is planning to come in March and present the outpatient module for Internal Medicine, more details to come.



Call for Volunteers, Get Involved

Please let us know if you are interested in serving on any of the following committees:

Membership Committee
Advocacy Committee
Volunteerism Committee
Early Career Physicians



Up to Some Friendly Competition?

Pizza and Beer

We are planning to organize a local Doctor's Dilemma – could be Early Career Physicians versus Masters/Fellows. Or any combination of players. Will find date and venue and let you know - Winning team may be representing Alaska at an online Regional competition next year against Pacific Northwest chapters!