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Read the June 2015 Governor's Newsletter
Peter R. Lichstein, MD, FACP, ACP Governor
It seems fitting to begin my first newsletter by thanking Byron
Hoffman for providing invaluable mentoring, support and wise
counsel as I transitioned into my new role as governor of the
NC-ACP. Byron set a high bar for steady leadership and unwavering
dedication to the ACP and to all internists in North Carolina. I
will do my best to carry forward these traditions. Next, it's
important to recognize the amazingly competent and experienced
support staff in our Chapter office. They take on new challenges
with great enthusiasm and over the years have managed the Chapter
with skill and good sense. They are essential to the Chapter's
success. The Chapter office and I share the goal of facilitating
open communication with all of you. An actively engaged membership
is one of the ACP's highest priorities and that begins at the state
level. So, please feel free to contact us to share your ideas,
concerns, suggestions or to ask questions about how ACP can support
Read the June 2015 Governor's Newsletter.
To date, I've attended two Board of Governors meetings and have
been immensely impressed with the passion, commitment and
creativity of the College. As you know, a lot has happened in just
the past six months. ACP listened to your concerns about MOC and
worked tirelessly with ABIM to rethink and modify the process.
Without strong push back from ACP, I don't think ABIM would have
changed course. MOC remains a work in progress and ACP will
continue to steer re-certification to be a more meaningful and less
intrusive (and expensive) endeavor. If you haven't done so already,
check out the MOC
Navigator through ACP On-Line. On a policy level, ACP's voice
of advocacy influenced the legislative decision to repeal SGR and,
going forward, will help members navigate the new landscape of
value based payment. The
May 22nd and
June 12th issues of ACP Advocate are recommended reading for
the most lucid explanation of these issues I've encountered so
An ACP initiative of great interest to me is how to promote
greater professional satisfaction and fulfillment during this era
of unprecedented change in the practice of medicine. Projects such
as "Patients before Paperwork" reflect the heart and soul of
internal medicine. In future Newsletters, we'll continue the
conversation about nurturing resilience and joy in doing what we
love - taking care of our patients. While on that topic, please
take note of the invitation to learn more about the
Center for Personalized Education for Physicians (CPEP) which
assists physicians re-entering practice.
Over the coming months, the NC-ACP Council will establish goals
for the next four years while keeping in mind the College's core
commitments to education, advocacy and the quality and safety of
patient care. Membership engagement will be the key to success and
one of my goals as Governor is to make ACP a vital, helpful and
meaningful part of your work as an internist. Please take the 10
minutes or so necessary to complete the Membership Survey that will
be coming your way soon. ACP is a membership organization and your
input will be crucially important and valued as we chart our
In closing, all the best to you and your loved ones for a safe,
healthy and happy summer.
Peter R. Lichstein, MD, FACP
Governor, NC Chapter of the American College of Physicians