2023 Chapter Excellence Award – Gold Winner
We are pleased to announce that our chapter is in receipt of the Gold Level of the 2023 Chapter Excellence Award! The award recognizes truly extraordinary chapters that surpass excellence in chapter management. We are in the company of 54 other outstanding chapters. In order to achieve the Gold Level of the Chapter Excellence Award, chapters must meet nineteen Bronze criteria, seventeen Silver criteria and multiple Gold level activities. Criteria include such activities as having a legislative action plan or agenda, holding a volunteerism/community service activity, holding multiple stand-alone meetings, having revenue sources outside of dues and meeting registration fees, implementing a strategic plan, implementing a formal recruitment and retention plan and measuring outcomes, conducting various activities for Medical Students, Residents and Early Career Physicians.
We would like to extend a special thanks to those chapter members who assisted us in all of these endeavors! For their hard work and dedication, we received this award.
Wisconsin Receives the 2023 John Tooker Evergreen Award
The John Tooker Evergreen Awards Program provides recognition and visibility to chapters that have successfully implemented programs to increase membership, improve communication, encourage member involvement, enhance diversity, foster careers in internal medicine or improve chapter management. The Wisconsin Chapter received the 2023 John Tooker Evergreen Award for their initiative, Narrative Medicine: Celebrating Internal Medicine Physicians.
Narrative Medicine: Celebrating Internal Medicine Physicians
A key reason that ACP-WI plans to continue the Narrative Medicine program is that we have been struck by the broad participation ranging from student members to retirees who have participated in a workshop or submitted a narrative medicine piece.
In 2021-2022, the Wisconsin Chapter's Women in Medicine Committee decided to enhance the “In the Life of this Wisconsin Doctor” narrative medicine program. The goal was to make the program a year-round chapter activity and to provide training to members who desired improvement of their creative writing skills and to connect with colleagues. Thirty members participated in this workshop. During the summer of 2022, the Women In Medicine and Medical Student Committee hosted a narrative medicine competition that culminated in a published e-booklet. Twenty-two narrative medicine pieces were submitted, and six prizes were awarded including a “People’s Choice Award” voted on by meeting attendees.
Previous Evergreen Awards:
- 1993 - Medical Student Summer Program
- 1999 - Publication of Associates Abstracts; Reach out for Residents and Medical Students
- 2000 - A Course in Professionalism for Residents in Training
- 2008 - Women’s Initiative
- 2009 - A New Way of Running our Business
- 2013 - 25th Anniversary Evergreen All-Star Award
- 2016 - High Value Care Cases Module at Annual Scientific Meeting