I.M. a Chief Resident

ACP wishes you great success as you begin your journey as a learner, teacher, motivator, advisor, and mentor, also known as a chief resident.

Bookmark this page and use it throughout your chief year. Keep an eye on your inbox for the monthly ACP I.M. a Chief Resident newsletter packed with information and resources to help prepare you for a successful year. ACP will be offering new content monthly, in the form of materials such as webinars and tutorials that will help prepare you for a very successful year.

Chief Resident Leadership Development Series

Transitioning from resident to chief resident is a time of great professional growth that brings about new opportunities and exciting challenges. The Leadership Development Series is designed to help chief residents and future chief residents excel. Watch videos.

Teaching Resources

We recognize that much of what a chief resident does is teachꟷyet very few chiefs are trained as teachers. Here you can use some of the College's top educational resources in ways that can help you assess resident skill levels, prepare residents for presentations, cultivate bedside teaching skills, and test diagnostic skills with interactive learning tools.

Herbert S. Waxman Chief Resident Teaching Scholarships

This scholarship was established to recognize outstanding chief residents and to provide them an opportunity to help teach popular clinical skills workshops under the guidance and mentorship of expert faculty at the annual ACP Internal Medicine Meeting. Learn more about the Waxman Scholarship including its requirements, deadlines, and access the online application.

Annals of Internal Medicine Resources

Annals publishes clinically-relevant articles that promote excellence in medicine and influence patient care. Its articles are rigorously peer-reviewed and edited to ensure that readers receive valid and useful information. Its content not only advances the science of medicine, but educates and entertains readers through a variety of features.

  • In the Clinic: Use this monthly Annals feature to launch discussions with your learners; In the Clinic provides evidence-based answers to frequently asked questions about screening, prevention, diagnosis, and therapy for common clinical conditions.
  • Annals for Educators: Sign up to receive this monthly e-mail alert for tips on using selected Annals articles in your teaching activities, including clinical and non-clinical topics.

ACP Doctor's Dilemma®

The annual ACP Doctor's Dilemma® competition is a hallmark program for the College. It brings together some of the brightest residents from around the world in a friendly, but highly competitive environment. The competition tests the medical knowledge of up to 60 teams, each representing an ACP chapter. After three days of competition, the winning team is awarded the coveted Osler Cup and is granted a place in ACP history. Learn how you can use Doctors Dilemma as an education tool.

Presentation Skills for Physicians

ACP is pleased to offer you access to the very popular annual meeting workshop "Presentation Skills for Physicians: Making Your Next Teaching Presentation Better than Your Last". You can watch this engaging session while helping your residents prepare for podium presentations. Watch session.

Online High Value Care Cases for Practicing Physicians

The Online High Value Care Cases for Practicing Physicians is a series of free online cases and questions addressing high-value care to help physicians weigh the benefits, harms, and costs of tests and treatment options for common conditions to improve health and eliminate waste. Learn more.

ACP Board Prep Curriculum

ACP has released a newly updated Board Prep Curriculum, a collection of online slide sets that help educators easily present lectures with trusted information developed by experts in internal medicine and its subspecialties. It provides self-paced flexibility for presenting lectures in-house or virtually and helps residency programs save hours of valuable prep time. Learn more.

Professional Development Opportunities

ACP National Abstract Competitions

Participating in abstract and poster competitions are an ideal way for you to present your work in a formal setting to your peers, faculty, researchers, and educators, while highlighting your exceptional efforts and building your CV. Chief residents are welcome to compete in the Resident/Fellow competition.  Learn more.

Annals of Internal Medicine Clinical Cases

Published in partnership between the American College of Physicians and the American Heart Association, Annals of Internal Medicine Clinical Cases, is a peer-reviewed open access journal that publishes case reports, case series, medical image/video cases, and clinical reflections across the spectrum of medicine. Learn how you can submit your manuscript.

Additional Resources and Products for Chief Residents