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Reports to

Board of Regents


Respond to requests from Board of Regents, committees and staff for review of programs, products and services. Advise the Board of Regents and Board of Governors on :

  • Promoting internal Medicine as a career
  • Increasing the value of ACP membership to medical students Strengthening chapter and medical school level activities
  • Aligning council activities with the College's Strategic Plan

Composition (12)

Chair, who must be a member of the Council at the time of selection and who serves ex-officio on the BOR: Vice Chair, who must be a member of the Council at the time of selection and who serves ex-officio on the BOG: 10 at-large members to be selected with consideration given to the College's Diversity Policy, as well as year in medical school and type of academic program. Up to two at-large positions may be filled by student members from international chapters outside of the US. All members must be medical student members of ACP at the time of selection to the Council.


Chair & Vice-Chair shall serve one-year terms; all terms end upon graduation from medical school, not to exceed four years. Members appointed to one, two or three year terms may extend their terms by an additional year, for a maximum term of four years, for members who extend their time in medical school by one year.

2016-17 Council Members

Craig L. Washington, Chair
Nashville, TN

Mitch Biermann, Vice Chair
Madison, WI

Sarah Ahmed
Philadelphia, PA

Stephen Bollinger
Rapid City, SD

Jeffrey Chen
Missouri City, TX

Chelsea L. Cockburn
Richmond, VA

Ricky Cui
Rochester, MN

Sabrina E.A. Dzafovic
Calgary AB, Canada

Pooja Jaeel
Los Angeles, CA

Caleb Murphy
Saint Paul, MN

Ashruta Patel
Auburn, GA

Thomas Shin
Waltham, MA

Matthew Solomon
Albuquerque, NM

Staff Liaison: Amy Allen Collins