Fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine

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					Fostering Excellence &
Professionalism in Internal
Medicine Nevada Chapter Meeting 1/14/2012
David L Bronson, MD, FACP, ACP President-elect
Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve
University
President & CEO, Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals
Disclosure of Financial Relationships




 Dr Bronson has no relationships with any
 proprietary entity producing health care
 goods or services consumed by or used
 on patients.
Objectives

 Review the history of the college
 Discuss the college’s 2012 Strategic Plan
 Educate about the current programs, products and
 services available to members
 Review current advocacy activities and priorities
 Promote Fellowship and Membership opportunities
What is ACP?
Founded in 1915
Largest medical specialty society, with 132,000 total members
Mission
    To enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by
    fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of
    medicine
In addition to being a national organization, organized into regional
chapters, that offer local pathways for leadership, networking, and
involvement
    To learn more about your local chapter, visit
    www.acponline.org/chapters
ACP: Working for Internists & Patients
  Leader in scientific and public policy:
      Develops evidence-based clinical guidelines
      Advocates on behalf of Internal Medicine at the national level
      Develops policies to support:
          Medical Education
          Access to affordable care
          Increased reimbursement
          Reversing shortage of internists
          Reforming medical liability system
          Quality Improvement
  Develops resources to enhance practice, provide ongoing clinical
  education, and support internists’ commitment to quality patient
  care
ACP’s Strategic Plan 2011-2012

 To be the premier synthesizer and distributor of education
 and information
 To be the professional home for all internists (specialists,
 sub-specialists and hospitalists) thru focused and
 customized membership development
 To define and communicate the unique value of internal
 medicine
 To support changes in the U.S. health care system that
 improve patient care, improve health and promote cost
 conscious care.
 ACP Membership
140,000
120,000
100,000
 80,000
 60,000
 40,000
 20,000
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          ACP   AAFP   AAP
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

				
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