|June 2013||Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP, Governor|
- Greetings from Your Governor
- FYI: Summary of June ECBOG Meeting
- Have You Heard?
- Capitol Update by John Nikoloff
- Leadership Day 2013
- SE Leadership Day Delegation Discusses Key Issues with Legislators
- Dr. Arnold R. Eiser Recognized as Advocate for Internal Medicine
- Convocation 2013 – A Memorable Event
- Congratulations New Fellows!
- ACP’s IM 2013 Is Another Great Success
- Fifth National Win for Einstein’s Medical Jeopardy Team
- PA Residents and Students Compete at ACP National Meeting
- Thank You!
- Second Annual Health Policy Symposium: Perspectives on the Affordable Care Act
- Welcome New Members!
- Southeast Spring Photo Gallery
- PA Chapter Calendar of Events
Greetings from Your Governor
A Challenge To Lead The Way . . .
At a time when varied forces are translating to rapid change in healthcare educational and delivery models, I would like to issue a rallying call for the most creative and innovative people I know, ACP membership, to play major roles and be the change agents.
As our clinical lives get busier caring for more complex and aged patients, we should rise to the call! It is vital that we are engaged in process change at the micro and macro levels in our offices, hospitals and health systems to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and quality of patient care.
While taking on one more task seems daunting, the potential benefits of improving downstream efficiency and effectiveness will ultimately save time and improve the health of our patients. So the next time you are approached to weigh in and assist your group, hospital and/or healthcare system in dealing with the increasing complexities of healthcare delivery challenges, I urge you to get engaged and lead the way! And while you are doing it, pull in another creative and innovative Internal Medicine colleague to add to the collective intellectual capital!
Speaking of working smarter… ACP has launched new tools to assist in practice efficiency.
I also urge you to read more about what some of your colleagues are doing in the health and public policy realm in the section describing the recent ACP Leadership on the Hill in May 2013.
One final note: Did you know that ACP has collaborated with the Academic Alliance of Internal Medicine to create a case-based High Value Care Curriculum? Whether you are a primary care, hospitalist or subspecialty physician, resident, fellow or student, this curriculum has something for everyone.
Please contact me with your ideas and feedback. Get engaged and lead the way!
Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP
Governor, Southeast Region
FYI: Summary of June ECBOG Meeting
Submitted by Darilyn Moyer, MD FACP
Smart Medicine: You all should have received an email recently from Steve Weinberger asking you to serve as a beta-tester for Smart Medicine. As you may recall, this important electronic tool was introduced at the Spring BOG meeting and hopefully will compete with Up-To-Date as a comprehensive point of care educational resource. Please use it as it applies to your various clinical roles, and provide feedback to the ACP IT team. The members of the BOG, the BOR, and the various ACP committees have all been asked to serve as beta-testers. Formal roll- out of the product is scheduled for the fall. There will be a plenary session at the Fall BOG to demonstrate this new tool, which our membership will hopefully find easy to use, relevant, and of value.
New Center for Patient Partnership in Healthcare: The BOR has dissolved the ACP Foundation and replaced it with the Center for Patient Partnership in Healthcare. With a name like that, I was hoping for a cool acronym; none is apparently forthcoming. Patient education and support will remain its focus. We will hear more about it over time.
Team-Based Care: Based on the rancorous feedback provided at the Spring BOG meeting, the paper on team-based care was revised and then sent to the Health and Public Policy Committee. The HPPC approved it and then forwarded it to the Board of Regents. If the BOR approves it, it will become an official ACP ‘white paper’ and we can all review it at that time.
Christine Laine’s webinar: Christine gave an hour-long webinar regarding the electronic resources available through the ACP to its members. Yes, it takes an hour to review the plethora of ACP’s electronic tools. The video was referenced in the June 6, 2013 issue of Sue Hingle’s Hot Topics. I
Have You Heard?
- FYI! Here is a summary of upcoming important dates related to a variety of regulatory, payment, educational and delivery system changes and requirements.
- Highly Important Information:
Proposed CME rules changes
- The Southeastern Region’s 2013 Poster Competition is October 26, 2013
Planning for the Southeast’s annual abstract competition is underway. The annual Poster and Medical Jeopardy competition will be held October 26, 2013 at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia. All residents and medical students who are ACP members and have provided the ACP with an email address have received information regarding the submission of abstracts and details regarding the Poster and Medical Jeopardy competitions.
The Pennsylvania Chapter sponsors THREE regional abstract competitions offering residents and medical students an opportunity to compete with and meet their peers. In collaboration with their program directors, residents and students can submit an abstract on research, case study, or quality improvement based on their experience. The abstracts receive professional critiques and the best are selected for presentation at the regional competition.
ACP’s Special Interest Groups – an online forum for members only provides members with a place to engage in discussions, share ideas, and support one another professionally and personally. Join as many groups as you would like, then connect with ACP members from all over the world.
- Our SEP/MOC session enjoyed record attendance this year. The Pennsylvania Chapter will sponsor TWO sessions in 2014. The first will be held at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital on Feb. 1, 2014 and Hershey Medical Center will host the second on March 15, 2014. Details will be emailed to members.
- The national ACP has officially voted to change the name of the Council of Young Physicians to Early Career Physicians, which is defined as members within 16 years graduation from medical school. Your council will continue its effort to enhance the professional development of early career physicians.
- There is no fee to become an ACP Medical Student Member. Join today. The price is right!
Capitol Update by John Nikoloff
House Democrats picked up two seats in special elections May 21 in Pittsburgh and York. After the elections, Republicans hold a 111-92 majority in the State House.
The month of June is always pressure packed when it comes to legislation, as the General Assembly must pass a balanced budget by June 30. Other major issues – this year including transportation funding, liquor reform, pension reform and Medicaid expansion become a part of the legislative wrangling.
The House Republican budget renews funding for several disease related programs in the Department of Health and funding for teaching hospitals that serve Medicaid patients. Senate Democrats have proposed their own budget that includes the costs of Medicaid expansion.
Acting Secretary of Health Michael Wolf, and the Governor’s nominee for Physician General Internist Carrie DeLone are continuing meetings with State Senators, as is his nominee for Secretary of Welfare, Beverly Mackereth. All require confirmation in the Senate before formally assuming these posts.
Health Care Legislation
Several health care related bills are moving through the legislative process, including several scope of practice bills impacting pharmacists, nurse practitioners, naturopaths and physicians assistants. The PA-ACP has supported legislation to allow PA’s to operate without daily oversight of records within a collaborative agreement or medical home team. At the same time, the College has come out in opposition to legislation to allow independent practice for advanced practice registered nurses, license naturopaths under the Board of Medicine, and allow pharmacists to provide immunizations for children.
Separate legislation to regulate tanning facilities and to implement the College has endorsed electronic prior approval processes for drugs for MA patients.
PA-ACP continues to push the Commonwealth to support Medicaid expansion in the state under the Affordable Care Act, working with all four legislative caucuses, the Insurance Department, DPW and Governor’s Office. According to DPW an additional 643,000 Pennsylvania adults would qualify for Medicaid under expansion.
The state is in negotiations with the federal Department of Health and Human Services over issues involved with Medicaid expansion and its costs. A major issue is that the state levies a gross receipts tax on Medicaid managed care plans, and a tax on the net inpatient revenue of approximately 180 Pennsylvania health care facilities. Those two taxes yield approximately $1 billion annually, but HHS has not agreed to let Pennsylvania keep that tax. Without it, the cost for expansion would go up more than $2.5 billion in seven years…along with loss of those revenues.
Another major issue is disposition of children now enrolled in the state’s Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) - HHS is saying those children who fall under 139 percent of the federal poverty income guidelines would not still be allowed to remain in CHIP if the state were to expand its Medicaid. The state faces expanded costs and possible disruption of care with children moving between CHIP and MA on a monthly basis.
Federal Legislation Introduced
On May 23, Congressmen Joe Heck (NV-03) and Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-08) introduced H.R. 2165 to replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in the event of a full repeal of that bill. The legislation, the Ensuring Quality Health Care for All Americans Act, has been referred to Committee on Energy and Commerce.
The Heck/Fitzpatrick bill would keep in place the following provisions in the event of a full repeal of the health care law:
- Provide individuals with pre-existing conditions the opportunity to purchase affordable health insurance coverage,
- Give Americans, who currently have health insurance the guaranteed ability to renew policies that work best for them,
- Place prohibitions on rescissions to ensure that patients who have paid their premiums can count on their policy coming through when they get sick,
- Establish a limited grant program to give states the ability to work with insurers to develop targeted solutions to address the needs of high-risk populations, and
- Give families flexibility by extending dependent coverage to age 26, with reasonable limitations to prevent abuse.
Leadership Day 2013
Two Southeast constituents, Gabriela Grinblat, (L) Penn medical student, Darilyn Moyer, MD FACP, SE Governor, and Amy Davis DO, FACP, Palliative Care in Philadelphia, on Capitol Hill to meet with our Congressmen/women.
The 21st annual ACP Leadership Day on Capitol Hill was held May 21-22 at the new Liaison Hotel in Washington, D.C. Leadership Day enabled the College to increase its presence on Capitol Hill and bring our issues to the attention of U.S. lawmakers. We had a motivated and engaged delegation assisting in our advocacy efforts.
PA-ACP 2013 Delegation and Region
Aditya Sharma, MD, PA Eastern
Amy Davis, DO, PA Southeastern
Arnold Eiser, MD, PA Southeastern
Darilyn Moyer, MD, PA Southeastern
Gela Mchedlishvili, MD, PA Eastern
Greg Kane, MD, PA Southeastern
James Walter, MD, PA Southeastern
Jeffrey Jaeger, MD, PA Southeastern
Larry Jones, MD, PA Eastern
Larry Ward, MD, PA Southeastern
Ralph Schmeltz, MD, PA Western
Susan Borys, MD, PA Eastern
Residents and Students
Carolyn Wu, PA Southeastern
David Lo, PA Western
Eric Jung, PA Eastern
Furqan Khattak, MD, PA Western
Gabriela Grinblat, PA Southeastern
Harrison Kalodimos, PA Southeastern
Jonathan Gotfried, MD, PA Southeastern
Katherine Clark, PA Southeastern
Kelly Kalovcak, PA Eastern
Kurt Hauber, PA Eastern
Michelle Matzko, PA Eastern
Preyanka Makadia, PA Southeastern
The two-day event provided ACP members with advocacy and media training, an update on the College's priority legislative issues, briefings by members of Congress, administration officials, and key Capitol Hill staffers, and an opportunity to meet with our state's elected officials and their Legislative Director and Legislative Aides for Health.
SE Leadership Day Delegation Discusses Key Issues with Legislators
By Greg Kane MD FACP, Governor Elect, SE Region
On Wednesday, May 22, we joined our PA Chapter delegation on Capitol Hill to meet with our legislators and discuss four key issues that affect Internal Medicine. Pennsylvania Internists, residents and students traveled to Washington DC to learn the latest on these four issues and then to visit each Pennsylvania Congressional office. This was our largest delegation ever. The full list is above.
The issues we addressed were:
- To eliminate Medicare's Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula and transition to improved payment models for patients and physicians.
- To enact a fiscally and socially responsible alternative to sequester cuts; in particular its negative impact on funding through the NIH for basic research.
- To reform and sustain GME financing to ensure an adequate physician workforce and funding for our residency and fellowship programs.
- To fund a pilot for no-fault health courts as an alternative to her dysfunctional medical malpractice system.
Allow me to describe the visit, and share greater detail on these critical issues.
My focus was on Congressman Chaka Fattah (PA 2nd District), Congressman Bob Brady (PA 1st District), Congressman Jim Gerlach (PA 6th District), Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz (PA 13th district). We had positive discussions with them and/or their staff. Others in our group visited the offices of Representative Pat Meehan (PA 7th District) and Mike Kelly (PA 3rd District). We were especially pleased that several students and residents participated in our group. The presence of our younger physicians in training helped to underscore our points. Details of our advocated positions follow.
The unworkable SGR formula, which determines annual payments to physicians for their services under Medicare, has resulted in annual scheduled payment cuts that jeopardize access for all patients covered by Medicare. This also makes it impossible for physicians to accurately budget from year to year. Typically, Congress enacts short term "patches" to avert payment reductions. If Congress does not intervene, the estimated SGR cut set for January 1, 2014 is nearly 25%. If that was not bad enough, physicians are already contending with a 2% reduction in payments under Medicare, effective April 1 of this year, because of across-the-board cuts through sequestration. The good news is, there is now a bipartisan recognition in Congress but we need to replace the SGR. We found this issue resonated among those we discussed it with on the Hill. Many agree that now is the time to act and a bill was introduced in February of 2013 (Medicare Physician Payment Innovation Act 2013, HR 574) would do just that. This bill would eliminate the SGR and transition to a better payment and delivery system aligned with value. We urged our representatives to support this bill.
Congress recognizes that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is critical to funding research to prevent and treat diseases and improve care for all Americans. Under sequestration, for fiscal year 2013, the NIH lost $1.544 billion; and it is estimated that the success rate for research proposals overall will drop four percentage points as a result. Already the competition for research grants is too fierce; talented researchers are losing grant funding because of the impossibly low payment lines and we are at risk of losing the pipeline of innovative scientists who have dedicated their career to discovery. The Sequester Cuts are fiscally and socially irresponsible. Because they are indiscriminate, they allow for cutting both "the meat" as well as "the fat". While some cuts are tolerable, cuts to the HRSA and the NIH are unconscionable and threaten our global leadership in healthcare research. It is essential that we end Sequester Cuts, and restore the NIH budget. We urged Congress to do just this.
As many of you know, the primary mechanism for GME funding is through Medicare payments to the hospital. Current funding includes direct graduate medical education payments (D GME) for resident stipends, faculty salaries, and administrative costs. Indirect medical education (IME) payments compensate teaching hospitals with higher costs associated with the teaching enterprise. Current GME payments are based on a calculation originally set in 1984 and do not account for all the costs of training incurred by teaching hospitals brought about by the evolution of GME in the last 25 years. Moreover, the number of Medicare supported positions is still at 1996 levels without any mechanism for adjustment to account for a growing population in the United States or for the increased number of medical students at US allopathic and osteopathic medical schools. Many of you know that there were US medical school seniors this year who did not receive residency positions through the match. Maintaining an adequate supply of training positions for medical graduates is essential. Just as important, it is necessary to avoid sequester cuts in GME funding. We reminded our representatives to insure funding for GME.
The final issue, which we briefly introduced, is a national pilot for No-Fault Health Courts. These have been proposed as an alternative to the current dysfunctional tort system. As you know, little progress has been made in Congress toward significant, comprehensive my liability reform. As an alternative to traditional medical malpractice, health courts utilize specialized judges similar to courts developed to address Workmen's Compensation or tax issues. Congress should consider fundamental changes to the way claims are considered and educated and would offer patients a specialized mechanism to determine medical negligence and avoid the unpredictability and unfairness of of jury trials. It is clear that we need a breakthrough on this important issue. While we have far to go, introducing the topic our representatives was important.
Colleagues, I am personally impressed how the Pennsylvania ACP and the national ACP are working to improve the practice of Internal Medicine in the Commonwealth.
Dr. Arnold R. Eiser Recognized as Advocate for Internal Medicine
Arnold R. Eiser, MD, FACP, Internal Medicine Residency Director and Vice-President Medical Education at Mercy Catholic Medical Center in Philadelphia, for receiving ACP’s Special Recognition as an “Advocate for Internal Medicine” for 2013. In addition to chairing our HPPC, Dr. Eiser is Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean at Drexel University College of Medicine.
Dr. Eiser was recognized for his exceptional efforts in support of ACP’s advocacy program and his effective leadership of our Chapter’s Health and Public Policy Committee. The Award was presented during the ACP Leadership Day Program in Washington, DC. Congratulations, Arnie!
What Happens at IM 2013? A View from a Pennsylvania Student Leader
By Preyanka Makadia, Member, ACP’s Council of Student Members, and PCOM Fourth Year.’
More than 8,000 physicians, residents, and medical students gathered in San Francisco, California from April 10-13 for ACP Internal Medicine. As a first time attendee to this annual meeting and a representative on the national ACP Council of Student Members, I found Internal Medicine to be a rich learning and networking experience for physicians-in-training.
Internal Medicine catered to students’ intellectual curiosity by offering a vast menu of sessions related to clinical medicine, medical education, health policy, and much more. The sessions I attended were something new. At the Herbert S. Waxman Clinical Skills Center, I was able to try my hands at procedures using some of the latest technology and simulations. The self-guided tutorials in cardiac murmurs and chest x-rays were also helpful for reinforcing diagnostic knowledge.
The ACP Council of Student Members hosted several events specifically for students. At Brush Up for the Boards and Stump the Professor, medical students of all levels were guided through clinical cases that contained high-yield information for Step 1 and 2. At the Mastering the Match session, a panel of program directors and students offered advice and tips for navigating the process to residency, and answered many students’ questions. Additionally, the Medical Student Mentoring Breakfast and the Medical Student and Resident Reception afforded students the opportunity to speak with residents, program directors, and practicing physicians from all over the country.
For the hundreds of students that attended Internal Medicine in San Francisco this year, we left with an expanded professional network, important career advice, and practical experiences that will help us in school, on the wards, and beyond.
Convocation 2013 – A Memorable Event
Bennett Lorber MD, MACP (L) and William Lipshutz, MD, FACP
The Convocation of the American College of Physicians is an annual event that recognizes new Fellows and recipients of various honors. Standing with Darilyn Moyer, SE Governor is a group from the Southeastern Region who participated in this memorable event.
At the Convocation ceremony in San Francisco, 20 Pennsylvania physicians were inducted as ACP Fellows and recognized for their medical scholarship and achievement. Congratulations to all our new Fellows!
Congratulations New Fellows!
We proudly announce the Southeast’s newest group of new Fellows.
The Credentials Committee as of March 31, 2010 approved the following new Fellows for election.
Adam Cuker, MD FACP, Philadelphia
Frederick M. Fellin, MD, FACP, Lower Gwnedd
John C. Leighton, Jr., MD FACP, Huntington Valley
Marius M. Commodore, MD FACP, Philadelphia
ACP’s IM 2013 Is Another Great Success
By Susan Glennon MD, FACP
IM 2013 was a great success and I once again returned home educated, energized and encouraged-- educated by experts with evidence-based, high-impact updates and pearls from across the fields of medicine, energized by seeing thousands of my fellow internist colleagues descend upon one location to find out what is new in Internal Medicine and encouraged that despite all of the transitions and uncertainty in medicine today, Internal Medicine is a field that is both resilient enough and dynamic enough to weather those transitions.
I spent part of my time in San Francisco attending meetings as a member of both the Council of Early Career Physicians (formerly the Council of Young Physicians) and the Health and Public Policy Committee. Through these committees, I have really come to recognize the role that I am able to play not only within the College but also on a broader, national level as the College advocates for all of Internal Medicine. I am extremely honored to represent our SE Pennsylvania Chapter and my fellow early career physicians on both of these committees.
Very quickly, ACP 2014, Orlando, Florida, will be here. During the months ahead, those of us on our local Chapter Councils of Young Physicians look forward to sharing with you some of the education, energy and encouragement that came out of the meetings in San Francisco. We will work hard to come up with new topics for discussion, speakers that can educate and inform, and fun venues where we can network and simply connect with our fellow early career colleagues. As always, we invite suggestions for possible topics that you may like to hear more about or ways that we may be able to help you navigate those years leading up to recertification. If you have any suggestions or thoughts or would like to become more involved with our local Chapter Council of Young Physicians, please contact me at the email address below.
Susan E. Glennon MD, FACP
Member, Council of Early Career Physicians
Member, Health and Public Policy Committee
Member and former Co-Chair, PA-ACP Chapter Council of Young Physicians
Fifth National Win for Einstein’s Medical Jeopardy Team
Congratulations to the Einstein Medical Jeopardy Team for winning the ACP’s National Doctor’s Dilemma Championship. This was the second consecutive win and the fifth win for Einstein!
PA Residents and Students Compete at ACP National Meeting
Jonathan Gotfried, MD, Temple University Medical Center
Shikira Grant, MBBS, Pennsylvania Hospital
Bhuvin Buddhdev, MD, Abington Hospital
We were honored to have 45 chapter members represent our chapter in the Associate and Medical Students Abstract Competition held during Internal Medicine 2013.
Kudos to the three Pennsylvania ACP National poster winners. Shailendra Singh, MD (PAS) a winner in the Associate Clinical Research category, Shakira J. Grant, MBBS (PAS, Pennsylvania Hospital) also won in the Associate Clinical Research category, and Lolita S. Nidadavolu (PAW), a student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine student, was a Clinical Vignette category winner.
The Pennsylvania Chapter appreciates the effort of the following members in recruiting their colleagues and assisting the Chapter’s growth.
Lawrence D. Ward, MD, MPH, FACP
Patrick C. Alguire, MD, FACP
Paul A. Bialas, MD, FACP
Charles Cutler, MD, FACP
Gloria T. Fioravanti, DO, FACP
Sivakoti N. Guda, MBBS, FACP
Oladoye Oludotun Kehinde, MBBS, FACP
Rebecca M. Maury, MD, FACP
Suzanne J. Templer, DO
Second Annual Health Policy Symposium: Perspectives on the Affordable Care Act
Jake Natalini (L) and Ziad Dimachkie (R) Temple University College of Medicine student leaders who chaired the recent Student Health Policy Symposium, held March 9 at Temple University School of Medicine. More than 85 attended the Saturday program.
Health Policy Symposium Faculty taking questions from the audience. From left, Darilyn Moyer, MD, Richard Kozera, MD (standing), Greg Kane, MD, Verdi DiSesa, MD, MBA, Kathy Reeves, MD, Nora Jones, Ph.D., and Steve Permut, MD, JD.
Gregory Kane, M.D.
Vice Chair, Education, Department of Medicine
Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Jefferson Medical College
Governor-Elect, Pennsylvania Southeastern Chapter
American College of Physicians
Jeffrey Jaeger, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Assistant Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Kathleen Reeves, M.D.
Associate Dean, Student Affairs
Temple University School of Medicine
Co-Director, Center for Bioethics, Urban Health, and Policy
Nora Jones, Ph.D.
Director of Education, Center for Bioethics, Urban Health, and Policy
Verdi DiSesa, M.D., M.B.A.
Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs, Temple University School of Medicine
Chief Operating Officer, Temple Health
Stephen Permut, M.D., J.D.
Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affiliations
Chairperson, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Temple University School of Medicine
Richard Kozera, M.D.
Executive Associate Dean
Temple University School of Medicine
Welcome New Members!
It is a pleasure to welcome seven new members who joined the Chapter since our last newsletter. We look forward to meeting you and hope to see you at some of the activities planned for the year.
Elizabeth Y. Fung, DO, Philadelphia
Ethan Binder, MD, Philadelphia
Jennifer Snow, MD, Broomal
Pamela Carey, CCSP, Philadelphia
Salman M. Muddassir, MD, Levittown
Soja Anubkumar, MD, King of Prussia
Zakir Shaik, MHA, King of Prussia
Who: All Southeast Region Residents and Student Members
What: Call for Abstracts! Categories are clinical vignettes, Quality improvement projects and clinical research projects. Word limit is 250 excluding titles and author names.
When: Abstract submissions can be entered on the website beginning July 1. Deadline for submissions is August 2! NO EXCEPTIONS!
Where: Poster Competition will be held at Alfred Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia
Date: Saturday, October 26, 2013
Note: Residents and students must be members of the ACP to submit an abstract. Join today! For additional information contact John Derrickson.
Southeast Spring Photo Gallery
Laura di Paolo, MSI at Jefferson Medical College (center) won the drawing among new ACP student members following the Jefferson Activities Fair. The Jefferson Internal Medicine Society coordinated the drawing with the PA-ACP. Congratulations, Laura!
Einstein Medical Jeopardy Team waiting for another round of questions during the National tournament. Left to right: Praveen Ramakrishnan, Jedrzej Wykretowicz and Chitra Punjabi. Not in the photo are Apostolos Perelas, backup, and Coach Guillermo Garrido Rosa.
A happy group from Einstein celebrating their big win at the ACP national Medical Jeopardy competition. The three-day tournament began with 36 teams. It was Einstein’s fifth win and second in a row. L to R: Matthew Behme, Chitra Punjabi, Rasmi Ramakrishnan, Praveen Ramakrishnan, Steven Sivak, Apostolos Perelas, Guillermo Garrido, Michael Goldfinger, Jedrzej Wykretowicz, Michaek Ngu, Mildred Garcia
PA Chapter Calendar of Events
July 2013 – May 2014
|Sep 7||Council Meeting||Harrisburg|
|Sept 11||PAS Program Director’s Dinner Meeting||Manayunk, Philadelphia|
|Oct 26||SE Poster & Medical Jeopardy Competition||AEMC, Philadelphia|
|Nov 2||West Poster & Medical Jeopardy Competition/td>||UPMC-Shadyside, Pittsburgh|
|Nov 9||East Poster & Medical Jeopardy Competition||TCMC, Scranton|
|Dec 7||Medical Jeopardy State Finals||Hershey Country Club, Hershey|
|Dec 7||Council Meeting||Hershey Country Club, Hershey|
|Dec 7||Awards Dinner||Hershey Country Club, Hershey|
|Feb 1||SEP-MOC||Jefferson, Philadelphia|
|Mar 15||SEP-MOC||Penn State-Hershey Medical Center|
|Mar (TBA)||Student Health Policy Symposium||Temple, Philadelphia|
|May 21-22||Leadership Day||Washington, DC|
- Pennsylvania Chapter Wins 2015 John Tooker Evergreen Award
- February 2015 PA Southeastern Region Governor's Newsletter
- February 2015 PA Eastern Region Governor's Newsletter
- January 2015 PA Western Region Governor's Newsletter
- We are proud to announce that Charles Cutler, MD, MACP was awarded the Chapter Centennial Legacy Award.
- Pennsylvania Western Region - Meet Our Governor-elect, Thomas C. Grau, MD, FACP
- Member Feedback - Share Your Thoughts
- Member Accomplishments
- Internist Weekly
David L. George, MD, FACP, Governor
Gregory C. Kane, MD, FACP, Governor
G. Alan Yeasted, MD, FACP
Phone: 610-543-6880 or Toll-free: 800-846-7746
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