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Governor's Welcome

Welcome to the Website for the Arkansas Chapter of the American College of Physicians.

ACP is the nation's largest medical specialty organization. Membership comprises more than 161,000 internal medicine physicians and medical students. Internists provide the majority of health care to adults in America. Arkansas is a cohesive community focused on a common goal to reflect the interests and concerns of our specialty and provide the best care to our patients! If you are an internist in Arkansas 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 your new Governor, I hope to represent our Chapter and national organization by encouraging internists in our state to become members and members to advance to Fellowship.  My goal is to grow our medical student membership by welcoming into our membership our two new Arkansas medical schools, NYIT and ARCOM. 

Our chapter has started an Early Career Physicians Group in addition to our Medical Student Interest Group to encourage medical student members and residents to participate in our local and national ACP activities.

Our Arkansas Chapter was awarded an ACP Support and Alignment Network Grant for $10,700 to produce the AR ACP and Unity Health Opioid Summit which took place at Unity Health in Searcy on April 29th.  This event hosted 100 provider attendees from all over the state and focused on prescribing guidelines for responsible opioid stewardship.   

As we roll towards 2020, mark your calendars for our Annual Chapter Scientific Meeting in Little Rock at the Double Tree on September 20th  2019 lead by our educational program chairs, Dr. Keyur Vyas and Dr. Roy Kamoga.  Our inaugural Resident / Medical Student Research Day will be held on the following day, September 21st at UAMS. Resident / Medical Student Research Day will showcase scholarly activities from residents and medical students training at residency programs and medical schools across Arkansas.  Please plan to attend both events! 

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

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

Once again our accomplishments reflect a stellar year.  I am very proud to be your new Governor and sincerely hope that you become more involved in your ACP activities in our state.

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

Stacy Zimmerman, MD, FACP FAAP