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Governor's Welcome

Welcome to the web site for the Colorado chapter of the American College of Physicians. We hope you'll drop in often, both at our web site, and at the national ACP site. The national site offers College news and physician education, as well as a member comment line.

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.

This organization works hard to support the physician-patient relationship and the profession of internal medicine. We see increasing diversification among our members and, importantly, among the leadership, that is more reflective of medicine today. There is an increased use of the power of the Internet and e-mail, including legislative link sites and interactive educational programs you can do at home.

As governor, I am to represent the concerns of our chapter to the national staff. I look for your input on local and national political issues relevant to internal medicine. I also need your input on local chapter issues. What speakers or topics do we want at our local meeting? How can we involve students and residents in a meaningful way? Does our chapter have a role in the issue of patient safety? There are many more questions out there we need to explore.

Any suggestions or concerns you have for the chapter or the national organization- please let me know. I look forward to hearing from you.

Alwin F. Steinmann, MD, FACP 
Governor, Colorado Chapter
Chapter Office: (303) 716-5722