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Welcome to the ACP Puerto Rico Chapter website! This site has been developed to keep internists in Puerto Rico up to date on the developments and activities in our Chapter.
ACP is the nation's largest medical specialty organization. Membership comprises more than 161,000 internal medicine physicians, medical students, and allied health professionals. The Puerto Rico Chapter offers educational, professional, and social programs for internists in our state. We also address the state legislature and speak for our members and their patients and reflect the interests and concerns of our specialty. If you’re an internist in Puerto Rico but are not yet an ACP member, I invite you to browse our site to learn more about the College and the Chapter activities in our area.
As Governor, I’m responsible for representing our Chapter to the national organization; encouraging internists in our state to become members and members to advance to Fellowship; recognizing members for their achievements; soliciting input and action on national and local political issues affecting the environment of internal medicine; hosting local scientific meetings and CME events; and encouraging Medical Student Members and Resident/Fellow Members to participate in local and national College activities. Our goal is to be your local professional home-through valuable networking, professional development, advocacy, and educational activities to enhance your member experience.
Keep an eye on your inbox for our chapter newsletters, which will also be posted on this site. Opportunities for engagement with your local colleagues and our chapter are available. You can also find contact information for our chapter, and we welcome any suggestions you might have for our website and our chapter at large. We need your help to make us better physicians and improve the quality of the professional life of internists.
We hope you’ll visit this site frequently and join us at one of our upcoming programs.
Edwin A. Alicea MD, FACP
Governor, ACP Puerto Rico Chapter