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ACP advocates on behalf on internists and their patients on a number of timely issues. Learn about where ACP stands on the following areas:
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Some exciting news from Washington: by a sizable majority, the
House last week approved a bill to repeal Medicare's sustainable
growth rate formula. Coverage portrays the vote as a rare
bipartisan victory for Congress and a win for both House Speaker
Boehner and Minority Leader Pelosi. However, the Senate has delayed
giving final congressional approval to bipartisan legislation
permanently blocking Medicare cuts for physicians until next month;
leaders decided to wait until after Congress' two-week spring
recess to finish the legislation. Our Leadership Day delegation
will be traveling to Washington May 20-21, 2015, and that is always
one of the key areas we address. Let's hope for a permanent fix
rather than "kicking the can down the road" again!
On the MOC front, senior ACP leadership continues to work with
the ABIM to iron out all the problems there - many strides have
been made and we will continue to work on your behalf as advocates
of all internists.
In addition to the NCAA Basketball Tournament, the other big
event that happens in mid-late March is Match Day. This year, a
record 16,932 U.S. medical school seniors were matched to
first-year residency positions through the National Resident
Matching Program, 533 more than last year. A total of 30,212 first-
and second-year positions were offered, including more than 600 new
first-year positions, half of which were in primary care
specialties. Internal Medicine programs offered 6,770 positions,
246 more than in 2014; 98.9 percent of positions filled.
Theresa Rohr-Kirchgraber, MD, FACP, Associate
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Clinical Medicine at IU School
of Medicine, will become president of the American Medical Women's
Association this month. Dr. Rohr-Kirchgraber is a long-time ACP
member and former Council member. In addition, she serves as the
medical director of the Center of Excellence ambulatory practice,
and as a member of the governing council of the Women's Physicians
Congress of the American Medical Association.
Dr. Rohr-Kirchgraber received her medical degree from Cornell
University. She completed a residency program in internal medicine
at University Hospital of Cleveland/Case Western Reserve
Akram Al-Makki, MD, FACP, FASN, a Lafayette
nephrologist, has been given the AC Arnett Award because of his
contributions to the values of professionalism education, research
and compassionate care.
Dr. Al-Makki's role in creating a model community-based graduate
medical education program helped IU Health Arnett develop a closer
relationship with the IU School of Medicine and adding a family
practice residency program at Riggs Community Health Clinic. All of
his work required a passion for medical education that goes over
and above any personal financial rewards available for the
important work of educating future healers.
His work in raising IU Health Arnett engagement of medical
education has resulted in creating a higher level of professional
satisfaction of IU Health physicians through the rewards of
mentoring and teaching students.
Dr. Al-Makki's compassion is evident by his personal commitment
of time and treasury, helping victims of the conflict in his home
country of Syria. Research and education by his successful novel
approach to develop field dialysis so treatment could continue
despite dialysis centers around the country being damaged and
closed due to the war. This work was recently affirmed by published
findings in esteemed medical journals.
Prior to joining the nephrology department at IU Health Arnett,
Dr. Al-Makki practiced internal medicine in Monticello, IN. His
work as an internist is demonstrated by his holistic approach to
patient care for his nephrology patients who greatly value Dr. Al
Makki as their physician. He is a Diplomate of the American Board
of Internal Medicine as well as being held with the highest respect
from his nephrology colleagues.
The AC Arnett Award was established by Clarian Arnett Health in
2008. This award was created to honor A.C. Arnett, who founded the
Arnett Clinic in 1922. The award honors Dr. Arnett's
entrepreneurial spirit and passion for delivering the highest level
of healthcare possible to this region and reminding all that our
work is never complete.
The Indiana Chapter held its initial Diversity Committee meeting
on March 16. The goal of the committee is to identify the
recruitment, involvement, and participation of women, minority
physicians, and international medical graduates as a primary goal
for the Chapter. The committee is planning on developing
educational programs to promote diversity in all aspects of the
Chapter and encourage a more diverse membership.
We have put together a survey to assess our members' needs
regarding diversity in the ACP Indiana Chapter. We would appreciate
your input by taking a few minutes to complete the
The Women in Medicine Spring Event was held on March 7,
2015 at IU Health Saxony Hospital in Fishers from 9-11:30
AM. The speaker was Dr. Theresa
Rohr-Kirchgraber; her presentation was entitled "Eating
Disorders: From Binge to Restriction and Everything in Between."
Thanks to WIM co-chairs Heidi Lakanen and
Marla Current for organizing this event.
The 2015 Annual Meeting will be held April 30-May 2 in Boston,
with pre-courses on April 28-29. See this Web page for registration
information, and I hope to see you there. Be sure to make your
hotel reservations in plenty of time. We also will be planning an
evening reception for Indiana Chapter members on Friday, May 1-more
details to follow.
Negotiating the Divide: The Unexplained Trend of Men Earning
More than Women ~ Tuesday, April 14 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at
Fairbanks Hall, Room 1110 on the IUPUI Campus ~
The purpose of this event is to raise awareness and
understanding of Equal Pay Day and the wage gap that
exists between men and women training and working as physicians and
scientists. This networking event brings residents, students,
scientists, and fellows from throughout the Indianapolis area
together with industry professionals and established physicians and
faculty to discuss pay discrepancies, negotiation skills, and to
empower female leadership in medicine and science.
Negotiating the Divide is held annually and this year
it will be held on "Equal Pay Day," established in 1996 by
the National Committee on Pay Equity to symbolize how far into 2015
women must work to earn what men earned in 2014.
Food and beverages will be served and the event and parking are
free. Negotiating the Divide is sponsored by the IU
National Center of Excellence in Women's Health, along with the
American Medical Women's Association, and the Indiana State Medical
Negotiating the Divide Event Registration
Learn from the experts! Information about contract negotiation,
personal leadership skills, and how to keep your career on track
will be available.
The 2015 Indiana Annual Meeting will take place on November 6-7,
2015 at the Renaissance North Hotel in Carmel. We are currently
planning our scientific sessions to provide another great
experience for all. More details will follow when they are
New Fellows elected since January include:
John E. Albrecht, MD, FACP, ClintonJames P. Bohney, MD, PhD, FACP, MooresvilleAnne Greist, MD, FACP, IndianapolisAlan B. Hartman, MD, FACP, RichmondKapil A. Mehta, MD, FACP, ZionsvilleRichard J. Reifenberg, MD, FACP,
IndianapolisYoussef Siage, MD, FACP, EvansvilleBhupinder K. Valia, MBBS, FACP, DyerLouis M. Wright, MD, FACP, Indianapolis
2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the American College of
Physicians. The College is planning a variety of
special Centennial-related events to celebrate the occasion-we
invite you to be a part of the jubilation.
Over the next few months we will be highlighting specific
historical information about the Indiana Chapter, including past
leaders of the Chapter-past Governors and past Presidents of the
American Society of Internal Medicine (ASIM). ACP merged with ASIM
in 1998. On the National ACP
Website you can find a timeline of the first 100 years of ACP
as well as other factoids about the world's largest medical