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Hello and I hope all is well with you. Welcome to the new interns
joining our medical centers and best of luck to those that are
retiring or moving over to civilian (or other government) practice.
Stay safe to our deployed colleagues.
Our chapter had a great showing at the National ACP meeting in
Boston, MA. Our chapter's team, represented by CPT Adam
Barelski, CPT Jack Hutter, and
CPT Michael McMahon of Walter Reed National
Military Medical Center, advanced to the final 4 teams by finishing
second in their first round game, then winning their second round
competition. This marks the third time in the 16 years the Army
team has been competing that our team has advanced to the finals.
And there are over 70 regions a year that are eligible to send a
team! I received many compliments on the performance of our
Several residents also earned their way to the National ACP by
winning a chapter competition or being selected from one of the
thousands of abstracts submitted. Congratulations to CPT
Victoria Fernandez (MAMC), CPT Bernadette
Villarreal (MAMC), CPT David Schmitt
(DDEAMC), CPT Zorana Mrsic (DDEAMC), CPT
Ryan Burkhart (WBAMC), Dr. Pratik Naik
(WBAMC), CPT Arthur Holtzclaw (DDEAMC),
CPT Michael McMahon (WRNMMC), and CPT
Cynthia Philip (WRNMMC).
Congratulations to the members of our chapter that earned FACP
designation. MAJ Charlie Magee and Dr.
Bobby Jones joined me in the convocation ceremony.
As part of your ACP benefit, a new evidenced-based clinical
decision support tool, Dynamed Plus, will be available starting 3
Aug 2015. DynaMed Plus has been redesigned from the ground up for
busy clinicians, focused on providing a comprehensive clinical
decision resource, optimized to deliver the fastest time-to-answer
possible. Content is written by a world-class team of physicians
who synthesize the evidence and provide objective analysis.
Beginning in the summer of 2015, ACP will collaborate with EBSCO
Health on the development of internal medicine topics for DynaMed
Plus. Daily updates ensure you are always getting the most current
information available. Please click here for more information:
I know that many members of our chapter are employed by the
federal government and therefore must forgo active or implicit
lobbying of the government. For instance, I must (and do) leave the
room when the ACP discusses such matters. But federal employees are
still permitted to be a member of such organizations. As such, for
your interest only with no endorsement on my part, here is a link
to what the ACP did for its members in 2014: http://www.acponline.org/advocacy/where_we_stand/other_issues/top_wins_2014.htm
The ACP frequently develops new educational resources to keep
you current. With the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and other
changes in society, the health needs of LGBT individuals have
become more prominent.
The Fenway Guide to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender
Health is written for clinicians, students, public health
professionals, researchers, and policymakers about the unique
health care needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)
people, its goal is to help the health care community in making
their practices welcoming, inclusive of, and educated about LGBT
patients. The new edition has been updated, with approximately 80
percent new content, to address the clinical and social changes
that have emerged over the past eight years, since the first
edition was published.
While I will be your Governor for two more years, it is nearly
time to select my replacement. This fall, you will receive your
ballot. Please vote for one of the excellent candidates! I would
like to thank COL(ret) Lisa Zacher, for chairing
the selection committee, as well as the committee members
COL Alexander Niven, LTC Patricia Short, MAJ Nathalie
Paolino, CPT Pamela Tipler, and CPT Dorothy
Shum for their assistance in selecting the candidates.
Despite our best efforts, we were unable to schedule an in
person chapter meeting again this year. I know that many of you
miss the camaraderie of our meetings in the past. We still hope to
have one in 2016. In its place, we are arranging for a webinar
meeting, tentatively scheduled for 4 Dec 2015 (Friday), starting at
1300 EST. More details to follow.
See you (virtually) in December!
LTC Kent J. DeZee, MD MPH FACP
Governor, ACP US Army Chapter