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Who We Are

Convocation at Internal Medicine Meeting 2016

The American College of Physicians (ACP) is a diverse community of internal medicine specialists and subspecialists united by a commitment to excellence. Internists apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. With 152,000 members in countries across the globe, ACP is the largest medical-specialty society in the world. ACP and its physician members lead the profession in education, standard-setting, and the sharing of knowledge to advance the science and practice of internal medicine.


Mission, Vision & Goals

Mission: To enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.

Vision: To be the recognized leader in quality patient care, advocacy, education and enhancing career satisfaction for internal medicine and its subspecialties.

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  • Core Values
    Core values answer the question: "How do we want to act as we move toward achieving our vision?"
  • ACP FY 2017-18 Strategy
    ACP's FY 2017-18 Strategy, including priority initiatives, was approved by the Board of Regents on March 27, 2017.

History

ACP was founded in 1915 to promote the science and practice of medicine, and since then has supported internists in their quest for excellence. By sharing the most updated medical knowledge, offering top-notch educational resources, and a wide array of additional benefits, ACP has shown a commitment to internal medicine and those who practice it.

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Sharing Our Stories

Explore a collection of personal perspectives, anecdotes, and reflections about internal medicine, career paths and achieving professional satisfaction from ACP members and other internists.

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ACP Leadership

Information on our Board of Regents, Board of Governors, Executive Officers, and Staff Leadership, as well as a thorough listing of the various committees, boards and councils making up the college.

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Support ACP

Learn more about how you can show your support for ACP's mission to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.

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Get Engaged

Connect and engage with like-minded internists through volunteering opportunities and online forums.

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Relationships with Industry

ACP is committed to transparency in our approach to our relationship with industry partners.

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