Idaho Governor's Newsletter June 2024

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Lesleigh A. Box, MD, MPH, FACP, ACP Governor

Lesleigh A. Box, MD, MPH, FACP, ACP Governor


Governor's Welcome

I am excited to assume the role of governor of the Idaho ACP chapter. Thank you to Lisa Inouye for her mentorship and excellent leadership over the last 4 years. It has been exciting attending the ACP national meeting in Boston and Leadership Day in DC this year. I look forward to meeting more ACP members! My goals for the next 4 years include increasing membership, advancing more ACP members to fellowship and increasing statewide involvement in ACP.



Leadership Day 2024

About Leadership Day: Leadership Day is the College's annual two-day advocacy event that enables our members from across the country to bring our issues of concern to U.S. lawmakers. This is a great opportunity for the College and our members to bring our policy priorities to Congress and try to influence the legislative process on behalf of internal medicine. This year, Leadership Day was held May 14-15th in Washington DC. Four Idaho chapter members (Lisa Inouye, MD, Lesleigh Box, MD, Austin Dopp, MD (R3), Maria Reinhardt (MS3) were able to attend and speak for Idaho. They advocated for co-sponsorship of HR 2630/S 652 the Safe Step Act (reform step therapy to improve patient access to treatments), HR 2389/S1302 the Resident Physician Shortage Reduction Act of 2023 (increase Medicare supported GME physicians to reduce physician shortages), HR 6545 the Physician Fee Schedule Update and Improvements Act (to ensure appropriate physician compensation). Idaho ACP appreciated the attention of the members of congress and their staff and their work to improve healthcare in Idaho.

leadership day 2024



Idaho Poster Winners in Boston

We would like to thank Tyler and Ryan for representing Idaho at the 2024 ACP Internal Medicine Meeting held in Boston in April. The winner for the Resident Clinical Vignette at the Idaho Chapter meeting was Darion Heald, MD, and Tyler Pew, DO, MBA for A Pain in the Neck: When Pseudogout Goes Cervical. The winner for the Resident Fellows Quality Improvement-Patient Safety at the chapter meeting was Ryan Day, MD for Implementation of Reusable Medical Gowns in the Community Living Center at the Boise VA.

Tyler Pew
Ryan Day



Welcome our New Members

Cristina Gabutti, MD – Boise
Nichole Shumway - Declo



Welcome our New Affiliates & Physician Affiliates

Kathy Hemming – Ammon
Nicolas E Reyes – Meridian
Anne Wilson, DO - Meridian



Welcome our New Resident/Fellow Members

Blake Anderson – Idaho Falls
Malisa Bryan – Idaho Falls
Quinn Carnahan – Idaho Falls
Jaden Cunningham – Idaho Falls
Parker Dean – Idaho Falls
Emerson Evans – Boise
Jae Lee – Idaho Falls
Daniel Luna – Boise
Taylor Mellinger – Boise
Colton Merges – Boise
Seyedehzeinab Mousavi – Boise
Garrett Olsen – Idaho Falls
Christian Peterson – Boise
Halley St Aubin – Idaho Falls
Steven Tank – Idaho Falls
Jade Vantrease – Boise
Derek Welch – Idaho Falls
Maria Wilkins - Boise



Welcome our New Medical Student Members

Robert Burns
Sanim Choudhury
Jordan Daniels
Lauren Hutchinson
Jessica Jagelski



For Your Information:

ACP's Career Connection Virtual Career Fair - June 5, 2024

Announcing ACP's Career Connection Virtual Career Fair, June 5, 6-9pm ET. This event is for you if you're completing your residency or fellowship or you're a practicing physician. Register here to chat with recruiters & browse open positions. FREE!

ACP Fellowship

Are you interested in becoming a Fellow of the American College of Physicians? 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.

ACP Fellowship is primarily achieved through advancement from ACP Membership.* Fellows are authorized to use the letters FACP (Fellow of the American College of Physicians) in connection with their professional activities for as long as their membership remains current. FACP is a federally registered service mark and is defined as providing recognition by way of an honorific. Fellows of the American College of Physicians have the right to vote, hold office, and sponsor applicants for Membership and Fellowship.

Am I Eligible?

If you can check all of these requirements ...

  • At least 3 years' experience post residency training
  • ACP member in good standing for 3 of the past 4 years
  • Initial Board certified in internal medicine or neurology
  • Active medical license in good standing (if in clinical practice)

... and can demonstrate activity in three of the four pillars of Fellowship

  • Continuing Medical Education
  • Community Service & Engagement
  • Practice Improvement or Scholarly Activities
  • Teaching, Coaching, Mentorship, or Leadership

For more information or to apply for ACP Fellowship, visit here