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Chapter News

Potential ACP Governor-elect Candidates

Nominations Due by April 14, 2022

(March 2022) As you know, the ACP national office is conducting a Governor-elect election for our chapter this year. The Local Nominations Committees will be responsible for identifying up to two candidates who are willing and able to serve a four-year term (April 2024 - April 2028), in addition to a year of training as Governor-elect (April 2023 - April 2024).

We are looking for a dynamic leader who exhibits integrity, shows commitment to the College and demonstrates dedication to the Chapter and the medical community. The successful candidate will work with Chapter members and with leaders in internal medicine at the national level. A Governor typically spends several hours per week on College Business with the support of executive administrative staff. Serving as an ACP Governor can be an extremely rewarding and life changing experience. 

Click here to view the Governor Job Responsibilities.

Only ACP MACPs and FACPs are eligible for consideration. If you would like to submit the name of a colleague or self-nominate, contact Chapter Staff. 

All potential candidate information must be submitted by Wednesday April 14, 2022. 


Congratulations New Kansas Chapter Fellows

  • Megan Ashley Dingwall, MD FACP
  • Mohamad Alhoda Mohamad Alahmad, MD FACP
  • Brandon R Weckbaugh, MD FACP

(March 2022) Congratulations to the Kansas Chapter's newest Fellows. 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.


Support our Local Speakers at Internal Medicine 2022

Join ACP and your colleagues as we reconvene to meet our personal and professional goals. World-renowned faculty will present important topics and the latest evidenced-based clinical and practice information that invite you to discover new ways to improve your own techniques and patient care. Internal Medicine Meeting 2022 will also introduce a refreshed schedule and two plenary gatherings featuring must-see speakers.

We wanted to take a moment to shine a spotlight on this year’s Kansas Chapter Members who are serving as faculty:

 

Leigh Eck, Fairway
Clinical Triad: Immunotherapy of Cancer: Providing Insights Into Autoimmune Diseases

Isaac Opole, Overland Park
Ethical Case Challenges: Physician Suicide Prevention

Segen Smith Chase, Manhattan
You Don’t Need All the Answers! 3 Steps to Better Connect with a Colleague Who Needs You

 


BOR Action on Fall '21 BOG Resolutions

(December 2021) A summary of Board of Regents (BOR) actions on resolutions debated at the Fall 2021 Board of Governors (BOG) virtual meeting is now available. Resolutions initiated by ACP members and endorsed by a chapter council and the BOG become ACP policy when adopted by the BOR.

If you have an idea you'd like to suggest to ACP, consider submitting a resolution to our chapter.


Congratulations New Kansas Chapter Fellows

  • Stephanie L. Dobler, MD, FACP
  • Brent A Duran, DO, FACP
  • Muhammad Shafiq, MD, FACP

(December 2021) Congratulations to the Kansas Chapter's newest Fellows. 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.


Kansas Chapter Early Career Physician Mentoring Program

If you are interested in joining the program, please sign up via the appropriate link below. Please choose either the mentor or mentee form. You do not need to fill out both. The Google Forms will close at 5 pm on Friday, November 19. 

Mentor: KS ACP Early Career Physician Mentor Program - Mentor - Google Forms 

Mentee: KS Early Career Physician Mentor Program - Mentee - Google Forms 

For those of you who have already signed up, we will be sending out emails to matched mentors and mentees on or before November 30. Thank you for your participation!


KsACP Women in Medicine Committee Initiatives for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022

(July 2021) Jennifer McRae, MD, Women in Medicine Committee Chair - Our mission statement is: Our vision for Kansas is to champion the professional development of women in internal medicine and its subspecialties through advocacy, education, mentoring and networking. We continue to develop ideas and activities for these four areas, and our focus for the upcoming academic year will be on education. We will be offering an early morning session during the Kansas ACP meeting in October on electronic communication styles when messaging with patients. We are planning a one-day symposium in early 2022 to promote professional development and leadership. The committee's next meeting will be September 1st, and we will continue to meet virtually to allow for broad participation across the state. If you are interested in joining us, please contact Denise Lantz at dlantz@kmsonline.org.


ACP's Online CME & MOC Learning Center adds information on state-specific CME requirements

(June 2021) Wondering about CME requirements for Kansas? You can now visit the Online CME & MOC Learning Center and click on the "State CME Requirements" tab to learn all about what you need to do. Note: You must be logged into your ACP Online account to access this information.


Medical Student/Resident Mentoring Program continues to expand

(December 2020) We are continuing to expand our resident - student mentorship program. In Fall 2020, we paired 64 medical students with 28 internal medicine residents on the KUMC Kansas City campus. We are in the process of working with leaders from the Wichita and Salina campuses to expand the program to their residents and students as well.