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1 Fostering Excellence & Professionalism in Internal Medicine 2013

2 What is ACP? Founded in 1915 Largest medical specialty society, with 137,000 total members Mission To enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine Chapters in all 50 states, Canada, Latin America, other countries To learn more about your local chapter, visit

3 ACP’s Strategic Plan 2012-2014 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.

4 Our interests at ACP are to further...... the science of medicine (e.g., Annals of Internal Medicine )... the clinical practice of medicine (e.g., clinical standards, guidelines)... the education and professional development of physicians (e.g, MKSAP, meetings and courses) ... the triple aim of healthcare (better care, better health, lower per capita costs) ... the future of medicine (students, residents, fellows) ... professional satisfaction (e.g., payment reform, practice redesign)

5 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) Resident /Fellow Members (formerly associates) 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 Affiliate Membership Physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, pharmacists and doctors of pharmacy, and clinical psychologists. Also, physicians in other specialties

6 ACP Membership Continues to Grow  Effective June 30, 2013,total membership was 137,000, and international membership exceeded 11,000.  ACP has 58 domestic chapters and 15 international chapters.

7 Member Demographics “Fast Facts” about the 137,000 ACP members:  23% are medical students  19% are residents or subspecialty fellow trainees  22% are Fellows of ACP  Of the 79,232 Members & Fellows:  57% specialize in GIM  33% are IM subspecialists  5% are hospitalists  69% of Members & Fellows spend the majority of their time in clinical practice

8 News from the Board of Regents Definition of Internal Medicine 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. Information technology enhancements Planning for the Centennial Celebration in 2015 New Logo:

9 Center for Patient Partnership in Healthcare Help physicians leverage the investment of patients in their own health and help patients become informed advocates and active participants in their care through: High quality, accessible information for patients. Partnerships and effective communication among patients, physicians, and other health care professionals. Collaborations with organized patient groups, industry, and others. Programs and resources to facilitate authentic engagement of patients in their care.

10 The New Annals of Internal Medicine Website Online First : The latest clinical news before it is published in print. 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. Fun stuff: Such as the Consult Guys

11 Mobile Access to Information ACP has launched several mobile applications

12 ACP JournalWise ▀ ACP JournalWise is a personalized, mobile-optimized updating service for clinical articles from more than 120 medical journals that is free to ACP members. ▀ Updated daily and available on Smartphone, tablet, or desktop, ACP JournalWise screens and provides customized alerts and summaries for articles categorized by specialty area, methods quality, and clinical importance.

13 Certification and MOC assistance Support for ABIM Certification and MOC MKSAP is used by over 90% of residents for board preparation Live review courses Course recordings to study on your own schedule Earn MOC points through MKSAP, Quality Improvement Programs Help completing SEP modules

14 MKSAP ® 16 The gold-standard of physician self-assessment for over 35 years; discounted to ACP members Print and digital versions available I-pad & smartphone 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

15 Smart Medicine is Now available! Smart Medicine is Now available! Hierarchical/Point-of-Care Hierarchical/Point-of-Care “just what I need to know” “just what I need to know” “Smart” Search “Smart” Search (structured/organized results – not just pages of “hits”) Semantically integrated Semantically integrated with other ACP content (Annals, JournalWise, MKSAP) Responsive design Responsive design smartphones, tablets

16  ACP’s evidence-based clinical practice recommendations  Practice resources  ACP’s related public policy papers  Patient education materials  Videos about High Value Care  High Value Care teaching curriculum High Value Care Initiative Resources to help physicians provide the best patient care while reducing costs to the health care system

17 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.

18 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.

19 Resources to Help Your Practice ACP Practice Advisor (formerly 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. Physician & Practice timeline: tracks deadlines for regulatory, payment, educational, and delivery system changes. ACP Center for Quality: tools to improve quality (and earn MOC practice assessment points).

20 ACP Public Policy & Advocacy Your advocate for Internal Medicine on Capitol Hill Redone Advocacy Web Page State-by-state resources to help patients with exchanges Leadership Day – May 21-22, 2014 Advocates for Internal Medicine Network Bob Doherty’s blog / “Evidence-Based Advocacy”

21 Internal Medicine 2014: ACP’s Annual Scientific Meeting April 10-12, 2014 - Orlando, FL Over 260 educational, interactive workshops. Case-based sessions and feedback on challenging patient management problems. In-depth pre-courses Social opportunities. Discounted registration for members. ACP Resource Center

22 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:

23 Support the Next Generation of IM Encourage a young person to understand the rewards of internal medicine as a career Convince a medical student to see the brighter future of internal medicine Recommend general internal medicine to a resident Invite another internist to become an ACP member Suggest Fellowship to another ACP Member

24 Why Join ACP? To belong to the community of internists. Evidence-based clinical information resources: Annals of Internal Medicine, MKSAP, Scientific meetings, Smart Medicine High-quality programs supporting patient care: Practice quality improvement, practice innovation Influential advocacy: Policy development, lobbying for positive changes in IM Professional development: ACP Fellowship, leadership programs, mentoring, career networking, and ethics & professionalism resources

25 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


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