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Greetings! Welcome to our Web page. Iowa internists are joined in the ACP Iowa Chapter to speak for Internal Medicine and to reflect the interests and concerns of our specialty. If you are an internist in Iowa but are not yet an ACP member, I invite you to browse our site to learn more about the College and our activities in the state.
As Governor, I have the responsibility of representing our Chapter to the national organization, encouraging internists in our state to become members, recognizing our members, urging them to advance to Fellowship, and encouraging input and action on national political issues (through the State Health & Public Policy Committee and by having our members be "key contacts" to the College's Washington office). I am also responsible for encouraging medical student members and Resident/Fellow Members to participate in local and national College activities. I will be glad to communicate with any of you regarding your questions or concerns about the College, its programs, and positions. I am proud to represent the IowaChapter and always enjoy the opportunity of meeting the talented and dedicated internists in our state.
Our chapter has a rich history of supporting the goals of the ACP to promote better patient care by educating and informing policy makers, patients, and fellow physicians. My hope is that this site makes it easy for physicians in our area to learn about and participate in the activities of our chapter. I encourage you to be an active member of our chapter.
If you have ideas for useful information we could include at this site or more importantly - how the Chapter can enhance your professional life - I would like to hear from you.
Please join me in supporting the efforts of ACP to revitalize the profession of Internal Medicine.
Sincerely,William J. Yost, MD, FACP
Governor, ACP Iowa Chapter