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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 New Mexico Chapter Fellows

Shiva Kumar R Mukkamalla, MD FACP

    (February 2022) Congratulations to the New Mexico 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 New Mexico Chapter Members who are serving as faculty:

    • Eileen Barrett Creating Professional Fulfillment - Friday, April 29, 2022 and Saturday, April 30, 2022 and Professional Well-Being Interventions at the Leadership Level: Finding Your Voice and Making the Case on Thursday, April 28, 2022.
    • Betty Chang Cultural Shock: Navigating A New Culture and Maintaining Identity for the IMG - Friday, April 29, 2022
    • Jennifer Jernigan Mastering the Match for International Students - Saturday, April 30, 2022
    • Dave Scrace Thieves’ Market - Friday, April 29, 2022

    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 New Mexico Chapter Fellows

    • Linda M Macdonald, MD FACP
    • Cassie Shaw, MD FACP
    • Jeremy Snyder, MD FACP

    (December 2021) Congratulations to the New Mexico 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.


    Congratulations to Dr. Sosa on Mastership

    (October 2021) Congratulations to Dr. Nestor Sosa, the newest NM Chapter Mastership of the American College of Physicians (MACP). MACP is one of the most prestigious awards in the college, for those fellows of the college who demonstrate integrity, the utmost professional behaviors, excellence in the practice of medicine, and significant impact on the profession. MACPs represent a very small percentage of college membership.

    Join me in congratulating him on this tremendous accomplishment.


    Update from Amanda Collar, Health and Public Policy Chair

    Virtual Leadership Day
    Chapter members participate in 2021 Virtual Leadership Day

    (July 2021) The New Mexico ACP had a dream-team of participation at virtual Leadership Day 2021 (May 25-26th). We had the pleasure of meeting with staff from Representatives Yvette Herrell and Teresa Leger Fernandez and Senators Martin Heinrich and Ben Lujan's offices. The NMACP was able to have really productive and wide-ranging conversations with all offices about expanding telehealth and broadband access, lowering prescription drug prices, supporting trainees and GME through loan deferment and increasing residency slots to address physician shortages, and social justice (including extreme risk protections.) We were able to directly thank members for supporting the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, Equality Act, Bipartisan Background Checks Act, and George Floyd Justice in Policy Act.


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

    (June 2021) Wondering about New Mexico's CME requirements? 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.


    Current and Former Governors Receive Advocacy Awards

    (May 2021) Our NM Governor, Dr. Heather Brislen was awarded the 2020 The Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine Award at Leadership Day in May. The Award recognizes the Advocate member who has made exceptional contributions to advance the College's public policy agenda. Congratulations! Read more here.

    Former ACP NM Governor and ACP Regent, Dr. Eileen Barrett was recognized in May with ACP Services PAC Distinguished Service Award. Congratulations!


    New Mexico Chapter establishes DEI Policy

    (April 2021) The American College of Physicians’ New Mexico Chapter (“Chapter”) embraces justice, equity, and inclusion as key values. The Chapter believes that a commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion strengthens our capacity to respond to the needs of the profession, chapter members, patients, and the public.

    Read the full DEI policy