2023 Chapter Excellence Award – Gold Winner
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.
We would like to extend a special thanks to those chapter members who assisted us in all of these endeavors! For their hard work and dedication, we received this award.
Georgia Chapter Receives the 2023 John Tooker Evergreen Award
The John Tooker Evergreen Awards Program provides recognition and visibility to chapters that have successfully implemented programs to increase membership, improve communication, encourage member involvement, enhance diversity, foster careers in internal medicine or improve chapter management. The Georgia Chapter received the 2023 John Tooker Evergreen Award for their initiative, Heart Sounds Workshop.
Heart Sounds Workshop
One of the primary lessons learned is to allow students to identify their own interests and needs. When those needs/interest are presented to a Chapter, the Chapters can work with the student IMIGs to best determine how to meet the student needs in a way and time to capitalize on the events for the benefits of the students and the Chapter.
The Georgia Chapter's Medical Student Committee planned to increase visibility of ACP among medical students through two-hour heart sound workshops delivered to Internal Medicine Interest Groups (IMIGs) at various Georgian campuses. In total, the sessions were conducted at five medical school campuses in more remote/rural locations and had 146 attendees. The Chapter targeted medical school campuses in more remote/rural to address the College’s (and one of the Georgia Chapter’s) strategic goals to develop more diversity, equity, and inclusion in learning opportunities and engagement with chapter activities.
Previous Evergreen Awards
- 1996 - Travels with Charlie
- 1997 - Medical Student Mentoring Program
- 1999 - State Funding of Medical Student Mentoring Program
- 2001 - Medical Student Competition to Develop Patient Education Brochure
- 2003 - Georgia Primary Care Coalition
- 2005 - Diabetes Care Improvement Project
- 2013 - Council of Young Physicians (CYP) Initiatives
- 2013 - Evergreen All-Star
- 2017 - Early Career Faculty Poster Competition & Faculty Development Course
- 2018 - Evergreen All-Star
- 2018 - Collaboration in State Advocacy
- 2021 - I.M. Making a Difference in Georgia - Increased Engagement and Community Service by the Georgia Chapter of the ACP