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Council of Resident and Fellow Members Applications Open

(August 2021) The Army ACP Council of Resident & Fellow Members (CRFM) is seeking applicants who are interested in serving on the council. As a member of the Army CRFM you will represent your peers in Army Chapter ACP matters, advocate for Army ACP resident and fellow members, and find ways to maximize the benefit of the College to resident and fellow members in our chapter.

Responsibilities will include attending 3 in-person or teleconference meetings (including one in-person meeting at the Annual Tri-Service ACP Meeting), as well as supporting the Governor on issues pertaining to residents and fellows. We also play a key role in the annual Doctor’s Dilemma competition that occurs yearly in conjunction with the Tri-Service meeting, and ask that the members of the CRFM help in the orchestration of this event through writing questions, serving as emcees, etc. Additionally, the council will communicate with the National CRFM about our ideas and needs.

In our first year, the council was able to initiate a National Grand Rounds series. One of our goals this year is to continue and hopefully increase the number of events we are able to organize. Additionally, the CRFM sponsored a “Day of Service” activity around multiple MTFs to gather donations of food and money for local food banks. We would like to see increased activity from our members in both of these events this year, and hope that our representatives from each MTF could spearhead one National Grand Rounds and be the leaders for an Army chapter wide “Day of Service”.

We will select 2 resident representatives from each Army Internal Medicine residency as well as 2 fellow representatives from both Walter Reed and San Antonio. Your term on the council will be for a one year period, and there is no limit on the number of terms you may serve.

If you are interested, please respond by September 1st 2021 with your CV, a brief statement of support from your Program Director, and a personal statement (maximum length: 1 page, double spaced) on what you would bring to the Council.

Those who are selected will be notified during the Tri-Service ACP Meeting in early September. We look forward to hearing from and we are happy to answer any questions you might have.

Call for Chapter Awards

We have extended the awards deadline to 15 July. Please note, all award nominees must be ACP members in good standing in order to be considered for the award.

Please consider nominating a colleague for a Chapter Award, to be presented at our TriService meeting in September. The attachments contain the nomination requirements for each award. Suspense for nomination materials to be submitted is 30 June 2021. If you have any questions, please reach out to myself, or our Awards Committee chairs, LTC Rob Walter and MAJ Ian McInnis.

In brief, here are the award names and descriptions:

William Crosby Superiority in Research Award: The Superiority in Research Award is designed to honor a member, fellow, or master of the Army Chapter of the ACP who has demonstrated excellence in the design, performance, and publication of peer reviewed research which exemplifies the characteristics displayed by COL William Crosby MC (Retired). The recipient should be recognized in both the military and civilian academic community as having made significant contributions to the scientific literature. This award recognizes research as a pivotal requirement of the Army Internist.

Excellence in Operational Medicine Award: The Excellence in Operational Medicine Award is designed to honor a member of the ACP in the ranks of CPT through COL who has demonstrated dedicated care of patients, outstanding leadership and novel innovation in an Operational Medicine environment.

Master Teacher Award: The Master Teacher Award is designed to honor a member of the ACP in the rank of Fellow or higher who has demonstrated the qualities of master mentor and teacher. The recipient should be acclaimed by their students as inspirational and the award therefore recognizes education as a pivotal requirement of the Army Internist.

Robert Moser Award: The Colonel Robert H. Moser Award is designed to honor an Army Captain or Major. The award honors an outstanding General Internist for superior clinical practice. It is named after COL(Ret) Robert H. Moser, MACP, a true legend in Army medicine.

Lisa Zacher Award for Mentorship of Women in Medicine: The COL Lisa L. Zacher Award for Mentorship of Women in Medicine is bestowed on a member of the US Army Chapter for distinguished contributions in the mentorship of women in military medicine. This award recognizes a woman physician who has furthered the careers of women medical students, residents, and staff physicians through mentoring and leadership development, shepherding the career advancement of women.

ACP Laureate Award:  The Army Chapter ACP Laureate Award is designed to honor a senior physician who is a retired Army Medical Corps Officer. The award honors a Fellow or Master of the ACP with a long-term record of excellence in clinical, academic, research, and administrative roles in the Army Internal Medicine community, as well as demonstrated contributions to the Army Chapter of the ACP.

SAUSHEC Team Represents U.S. Army Chapter in National Doctors' Dilemma Competition

(June 2021) Congratulations to the SAUSHEC Doctors' Dilemma Team, CPT Lisa Townsend, CPT Carl Kay, and CPT Andrew Wilson, who boldly represented the Chapter at the virtual national ACP Doctors' Dilemma Competition on May 14. Although they did not win the national title, they will always be champions in our hearts—in particular for their obviously correct Final Round answer of “Go Army, Beat Navy!”

COL Hawley-Molloy shares 3 goals for his term as Governor

(June 2021) COL Joshua S. Hawley-Molloy took over as Governor of the U.S. Army Chapter after COL Cristin Mount completed her four-year term. COL Hawley-Molloy has established 3 core goals for his term and invites all chapter members to reach out to him with any ideas or feedback.

  • To develop a new post-pandemic model for our meetings (with a hybrid of both in-person and virtual offerings to ensure as many of you as possible can be involved)
  • To continue our efforts to make our Chapter membership and activities reflect the diversity of Army Internal Medicine (we are generalists, subspecialists, academicians, operationalists, scholars, and clinicians from multitude of backgrounds—but we are all Army Internists)
  • To make this chapter your Professional Home of choice