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American College of Physicians names new Senior Vice President for Medical Education

Philadelphia, June 26, 2017 -- The American College of Physicians (ACP) has named Davoren Chick MD, FACP, as the organization’s Senior Vice President for Medical Education, effective September 1, 2017.

ACP made the selection after a recommendation from a national search committee for the largest medical specialty organization in the United States. Dr. Chick will succeed Patrick Alguire, MD, FACP, who is retiring after 19 years at ACP, including the last six as Senior Vice President for Medical Education.

“Dr. Chick is an accomplished, creative, and well-respected medical educator, having designed curricula and taught and lectured nationally and internationally,” said Darilyn Moyer, MD, FACP, ACP’s Executive Vice President and CEO. “We look forward to having her help lead the American College of Physicians’ medical education efforts and continuing to provide cutting-edge educational resources for internal medicine physicians.”

Dr. Chick will be responsible for the development and publication of ACP’s medical knowledge products and services, advancing career and faculty development in internal medicine, planning ACP’s annual scientific meeting and the development of ACP’s resources to help physicians prepare for certification and recertification and to meet their continuing medical educational needs.

Board certified in internal medicine, Dr. Chick has been a Fellow of ACP (FACP) since 2005. FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. She is a Deputy Editor of ACP’s Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program and has been an active member of ACP’s Michigan chapter.

Dr. Chick is an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and Department of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School. She has had numerous articles and book chapters published and she is active in medical education across the undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education spectrum, with multiple national roles. Her medical education research interests include curriculum development, competency-based education, competency assessment, and curricular outcomes.

Dr. Chick practices primary care internal medicine with the General Medicine Faculty at the University of Michigan and provides volunteer professional service at local free clinics. Among her national curricular products is caringwithcompassion.org, which supports clinicians who care for socioeconomically disadvantaged persons. This curriculum serves over 5,000 national learners across the health professions. She earned the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine “Best Program Innovation” Award in 2014 and the Society of General Internal Medicine Midwest Clinical Educator Award in 2006.

Dr. Chick received her bachelor’s degree in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University and her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. She completed her internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital.

About the American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States with members in more than 145 countries worldwide. ACP membership includes 148,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter and Facebook.