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What is acp
What is ACP?

  • Founded in 1915

  • Largest medical specialty society, with 133,000 total members

  • Mission

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

Acp s strategic plan 2012 2013
ACP’s Strategic Plan 2012-2013

  • To be the premier provider of education and information for internists and their healthcare team, supporting professional excellence and patient engagement.

  • To be a valued professional home for all internists throughout their career.

  • To communicate the high value that internal medicine specialists and subspecialists bring to the care of adult patients.

  • To support changes in the U.S. healthcare system and in the delivery of care that lead to better care for patients, better health for the population, and lower costs.

Acp membership categories
ACP Membership Categories

  • Medical Student Member

    • Students in schools recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) and included in the International Medical Education Directory (IMED)

  • Associate

    • Internal medicine residents and subspecialty fellows-in-training

  • Member

    • Internists and internal medicine subspecialists who meet ACP credentialing standards

  • Fellow

    • Internists with notable accomplishments recognized by their peers

  • Non-Physician Affiliate Membership

    • Physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, pharmacists and doctors of pharmacy, and clinical psychologists.

Fostering excellence professionalism in internal medicine 2012

Annals of Internal Medicine : Current, evidence-based science at your fingertips:

Monthly “In the Clinic” section offers evidence-based information about common clinical conditions.

Includes ACP JournalWise,

offering abstracts and commentaries

from over 130 journals.

Now available: Annals Mobile App

Annals iPad App available

Key Benefits: World class peer-reviewed medical journals and in-depth analysis of issues for internists

The new annals of internal medicine website
The New Annals of Internal Medicine Website

  • Online First: The latest clinical news before it is published in print.

  • Quick Links: Access slides, multimedia, patient information and commenting and sharing features.

  • Smarter Article Collections: Browse

    collections organized by disease,

    specialty, and special topics for

    access to focused content.

  • Better Search Tools: More meaningful

    results, screening and refining options.

Mksap 16 the gold standard of physician self assessment for over 35 years discounted to acp members
MKSAP ® 16The gold-standard of physician self-assessment for over 35 years; discounted to ACP members

  • Print version recently released; Interactive digital version available in December 2012

  • Used for Board preparation, recertification credit, and updating medical knowledge

  • Covers 14 areas of internal medicine and its subspecialties

  • 1,200 multiple-choice questions

  • Answers and critiques included

Evidence based clinical guidance
Evidence-based Clinical Guidance

ACP’s Clinical Practice Guidelines, Guidance Statements and Best Practice Advice papers, are rigorously reviewed based on the best evidence prior to being published. Recent

  • Screening for Colorectal Cancer: A Guidance Statement from the American College of Physicians (March 2012)

  • Oral Pharmacologic Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (February 2012)

  • Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis in Hospitalized Patients (November 2011)

  • Diagnosis and Management of Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Clinical Guideline Update (August 2011)

Acp immunization resources
ACP Immunization Resources

  • The ACP Immunization Portal, featuring the latest Immunization Guide to help members develop systematic processes for incorporating immunization into day-to-day practice,

  • A free ACP Immunization Advisor App, which makes it easy to find the right vaccines for patients by age or underlying circumstance based on current recommendations.


Acp s depression care guide
ACP’s Depression Care Guide

  • ACP’s Depression Care Guide is an evidence-based online resource that provides concise, practical information and strategies to enable physicians and other health professionals to reduce the treatment gaps in depression care.

  • Multiple choice questions

    are available to help users

    test their knowledge.

High value cost conscious care
High Value, Cost-Conscious Care

  • Broad program encompassing clinical recommendations and educational components

  • Help physicians provide best care to patients

  • Reduce costs to health care system

Internal medicine 2013 acp s annual scientific meeting
Internal Medicine 2013: ACP’s Annual Scientific Meeting

April 11-13 San Francisco, CA

  • Over 260 educational, interactive workshops.

  • Case-based sessions and feedback on challenging patient management problems.

  • International reception and social opportunities. Discounted registration for members.

  • Discounted registration rates for delegations of ten or more attendees from outside the U.S.

Resources to help your practice
Resources to Help Your Practice

  • Medical Home Builder: online tool designed to help practices improve patient care, organization, and workflow

  • American EHR Partners Program: a web-based resource for EHR system selection/implementation.

  • Medical Laboratory Evaluation Program (MLE): provides a Proficiency Testing service for those who perform diagnostic testing where blood and bodily fluids are drawn.

  • PQRI Wizard: online tool designed to collect and report quality

    measure data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services PQRS payment program.

Acp public policy advocacy your advocate for internal medicine on capitol hill
ACP Public Policy & Advocacy Your advocate for Internal Medicine on Capitol Hill

  • ACP’s advocacy priorities:

    • Sequestration

    • SGR and new payment models

    • Improvements in Medicare fee schedule payments to internists

    • Getting states to agree to Medicaid expansion and the exchanges

    • Health courts as a solution to the medical malpractice problem

Advocates for internal medicine network
Advocates for Internal Medicine Network

  • Grassroots advocacy networks (formerly Key Contact Program)

  • Participate by contacting Senators and Representatives about issues important to internists


What we do to support the future of internal medicine
What We Do to Support the Future of Internal Medicine

  • Advocacy

  • Quality Improvement

  • Ethics & Professionalism

  • Mentoring and networking in chapters and on the national level

  • ACP Associate Poster Competition

  • Support of Internal Medicine Interest Groups at Medical Schools

  • Special Interest Groups

Professional development
Professional Development

  • Leadership Enhancement And Development program (LEAD):

    a multi-faceted program to develop leadership skills through courses, mentorship, and hands-on training

  • Fellowship: recognizes personal integrity, superior competence in internal medicine, professional accomplishment, and demonstrated scholarship

Acp fellowship
ACP Fellowship

  • Four pathways to becoming an FACP:

    • Academic/publications

    • Multiple certifications, recertification,or MKSAP for score

    • Active involvement in ACP

    • Distinguished career in internal medicine

    • Learn more at:

Professional benefits

The Doctors Company : ACP-sponsored

Professional Liability Insurance Program

with nation’s leading medical malpractice

carrier offering dividends and benefits.

Marsh Affinity Group Services:

expanded and enhanced insurance offerings

through leading industry insurance broker.

Professional Benefits

Don t forget to visit acp online
Don’t forget to visit ACP Online!

  • News and hot topics

  • Links to ACP online publications

  • ACP products catalog

  • Access to clinical information and guidelines

  • ACP multimedia library

  • ACP Meetings Information and Course Calendar

  • Resources for Medical Students and Residents and Fellows

  • Practice Management Resources

  • Access to Webcasts and Educational Recordings

Recruit a colleague
Recruit a Colleague

  • Recruit one colleague and receive a $100 credit toward your 2013-14 annual dues

  • Recruit two colleagues and receive a $200 credit toward your 2013-14 annual dues

  • Recruit three colleagues and receive a $300 credit toward your 2013-14 annual dues

  • Recruit four colleagues and enjoy free annual dues in 2013-14

  • For more details, visit