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By Jay B. Higgs, M.D., Historian October 1997
In 1957 Lt Col Philip G. Keil became Chairman of Medicine at
Wilford Hall Medical Center and program director for the newly
formed first internal medicine residency in the USAF. Col Keil felt
he needed a vehicle to advertise the new residency and disseminate
scientific information within the Air Force medical system. He
therefore proposed to then-Col Archie A. Hoffman an annual
scientific meeting, and the Society of Internists and Allied
Specialists (later renamed the Society of Air Force Physicians) was
formed to sponsor this event.
Dr. Wilbur Kenoyer served as the first Meeting Chair and Dr.
Hoffman was president for the first three years. Despite concern
that there might not be a sufficient quorum for the first meeting,
140 physicians attended and it was a great success. Each year, as
training and education became more important to the Air Force,
priority was placed on providing a forum for trainees to present
scholarly work to each other and to more experienced members. In
1969, the annual meeting was established as the Air Force chapteral
meeting of the American College of Physicians.
The meeting has gradually evolved over 40 years to include a
Sunday scientific session for review of selected internal medicine
topics, invited lectureships, and multiple break-out sessions for
the presentation of scientific abstracts. A highlight of the annual
meetings since 1987 has been the challenge bowl competition, which
pits resident teams against one another in "friendly" competition
to see who is the quickest to answer questions in internal
medicine. In 1994, the American College of Physicians awarded the
Air Force Chapter the Evergreen Award for this innovation in
Throughout its 40-year history, the Society has offered
thousands of trainees the experience of sharing the fruits of their
scientific inquiries in the format of concise 10-minute podium
presentations. Many young presenters have later gone on to be
nationally recognized academic physicians. Each year an ACP college
representative attends the annual meeting and provides an important
link with our parent organization. In addition, the Society has
served as a forum for collegial interaction between physicians
interested in Air Force Medicine.