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West Virginia Governor's Newsletter July 2018

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J. Thomas Dorsey, III, MD FACP, ACP Governor

J. Thomas Dorsey, III, MD FACP, ACP Governor


ACP National Meeting News

Nearly sixty members of the WV Chapter attended the national meeting held in New Orleans April 19- 21.


Twenty four members attended a lunch hosted by the Chapter at Galliano's

                          Congratulations to our jeopardy team


                              Congratulations to our poster presenters


Convocation was held with our newest Master, Melanie Fisher MD MACP and three of our new Fellows, Randall Hawkins MD FACP, Sathyanarayana Machani MBBS FACP, and Courtney Struthers MD,FACP


Finally, two of our members, Sarah Sofka, MD, FACP and Kristen Helmick, MD, FACP completed wellness champion training at the meeting.



ACP Opportunities

Upcoming Webinar Provides Guidance to Implementing Ultrasound Training Within Internal Medicine Residency Programs

Developed with the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and the Society for Ultrasound in Medical Education (SUSME), ACP is hosting an upcoming webinar:

“A 3-Year Course: Implementation of POCUS Training within Internal Medicine Residency Programs”

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT

At the conclusion of this webinar participants should be able to understand:

  • The value of a longitudinal, residency-based POCUS training curriculum for Internal Medicine residents;
  • the logistics of program implementation;
  • and basic methods for resident and faculty training.

Additional point-of-care ultrasound webinars are available on-demand through ACP's online learning center.



Seeking Members Interested in Chapter Leadership Opportunities

Are you a self-starter interested in developing educational opportunities, policy-setting at the state level, and collaborating with colleagues to address the professional needs of internists? Do you want more leadership experience to prepare you for future endeavors? Contact us to learn more and get involved!

Opportunities can range from one-time tasks to committee involvement or leadership roles and empower you to utilize your passion, expertise, and skills all while advancing the mission of ACP. I invite you to connect with our chapter.

We are looking for interested, committed, passionate leaders who are willing to contribute towards a vibrant and diverse chapter serving the needs of our members. The process is easy!

First, log into ACP Online to complete to chapter volunteer interest form. This will streamline the submission process by pre-populating your membership information.

Second, complete the interest form.

Third, we will follow-up with you directly within 2 weeks.

Chapter Volunteer Interest Form



Doctor's Dilemma Question Development Committee-Call for Volunteers

The Doctor's Dilemma® Question Development Committee launched earlier this year. This Committee writes and reviews questions for the national Doctor's Dilemma Competition held at the annual ACP Internal Medicine Meeting.

Question writers work both individually and in collaborative teams. Each team is assigned to develop questions within the eleven knowledge areas of internal medicine.

The Committee has already generated over 400 questions for competition. Committee members write four questions per month over four months.

At this time, we are seeking volunteers to build a pipeline for the Committee. This is an excellent opportunity for physicians in academic medicine or with teaching experience to serve on a national committee that fosters resident knowledge in a friendly, competitive environment.

More information on the Doctor's Dilemma Question Development Committee, qualifications for volunteering, and an application can be found here

Please contact Melanie Pizarro  or call at 215-351-2697 with questions.



Smile! Add Your MyACP Profile Photo Today

You now have the opportunity to upload your profile photo in your MyACP page which will be shown with your posts and replies in the Member Forums so other members can “put a face with a name,” and link to your profile to see your chapter affiliation, areas of specialty, and your professional activities and focus.

So don't be shy – share that smile with your ACP friends and colleagues, let them see the face behind the name (and bit about the person behind the face), then dive into the Member Forums and meet, greet, and discuss the wide and wonderful world of internal medicine.



Leadership Day

The annual Leadership Day was held in Washington DC on May 22-23.I had the opportunity to meet with our Senators and Congressmen to discuss the ACP legislative priorities including the opioid crisis, prescription drug prices, funding for GME and reducing administrative burdens on physicians.




Save the dates

WV Chapter Meeting at Stonewall Resort, October 19-20, 2018

Abstract form will open soon on the chapter website!
Deadline for Abstracts is: August 10, 2018
Rules for presenters: Available here

2019 ACP National Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, April 11-13, 2019