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Chapter News

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 Oregon Chapter Fellows

  • Stephen Amrock, MD, FACP
  • Mario Padilla, MD, FACP
  • Jaskeerat Singh, MD, FACP

(December 2021) Congratulations to the Oregon 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 Sen. Ronald Wyden on the Joseph F. Boyle Award for Distinguished Public Service

(October 2021) Congratulations to Sen. Ronald Wyden, the winner of the Joseph F. Boyle Award for Distinguished Public Service. The award is bestowed upon a current or former government official or a physician acting in an official capacity (city, county, state or federal, executive, or legislative) who has provided outstanding public service toward improving the delivery of health care. This individual should be distinguished by accomplishments aligned with the ACP's goals, objectives, and advocacy efforts. Preference is given to nominees who have directly contributed to achieving ACP's public policy objectives, such as introducing or advocating legislative or regulatory changes that are based on ACP policy and/or working collaboratively with the College to achieve shared objectives. Join me in congratulating him on this tremendous accomplishment..

Congratulations to Dr. Desai on being awarded mastership

(October 2021) Congratulations to Sima S. Desai, MD, MACP, Portland, Oregon the newest Mastership awardee of the American College of Physicians (MACP) for the Oregon chapter. 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 her on this tremendous accomplishment.

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

(June 2021) Wondering about Oregon'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.


Oregon Chapter Issues Statement Condemning Harassment and Violence against Asian Americans

(March 2021) The hatred, intolerance and violence of the Atlanta mass shooting targeting Asian American owned businesses and their employees demonstrates the danger and impact hate crimes have on entire communities. Sadly, we recognize that this tragedy is the worst, and yet only one, of the rising number of hate crimes against and harassment of Asian-Americans over the last year. Hate crimes are a public health issue that affect the safety of our communities and the wellbeing of our friends, neighbors, colleagues, and patients. As physicians, we must not be silent about the growing epidemic of hate and violence we have been witnessing over the last four years.

Read the Full Statement


Oregon Chapter Issues Statement Statement Against Sexual Harassment in Healthcare

(March 2021) The Oregon Chapter American College of Physicians condemns sexual harassment and assault. We recognize the importance of laws like Title IX and the responsibility that we have to advocate for institutional policies and cultures that honor the letter and the spirit of those laws. We also join the American College of Physicians in calling for Congress to pass H.R. 1620, the Violence Against Women (VAWA) Reauthorization Act of 2021. Our Chapter renews its commitment to supporting policies that reduce sexual misconduct in medicine, increase reporting, and ensure a safe and inclusive profession.

Read the Full Statement


Oregon Chapter Endorses Measures 108 & 110

(September 2020) The Oregon Chapter American College of Physicians condemns sexual harassment and assault. We recognize the importance of laws like Title IX and the responsibility that we have to advocate for institutional policies and cultures that honor the letter and the spirit of those laws. We also join the American College of Physicians in calling for Congress to pass H.R. 1620, the Violence Against Women (VAWA) Reauthorization Act of 2021. Our Chapter renews its commitment to supporting policies that reduce sexual misconduct in medicine, increase reporting, and ensure a safe and inclusive profession.

Read the Full Endorsement