The New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians (NYACP) is a membership organization dedicated to advancing the specialty of Internal Medicine in New York State through education, advocacy and quality improvement. With offices in Albany, volunteer physician leaders across the State, a dedicated full-time staff, effective communications and local, regional and state-wide meetings, the New York Chapter is structured to respond to members as quickly and efficiently as possible.

We conduct local, regional and statewide educational programs that foster excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine


Save The Dates!
2015 NYACP Annual Meeting

Friday, February 6, 2015

NYACP Weekend Board Review
Saturday, February 7-
Sunday, February 8, 2015

Renaissance Westchester Hotel
80 West Red Oak Lane
West Harrison, NY   10604

Watch your email for program agenda, CME information and the new ABIM  MOC Sessions be offered!

NYACP Legal Counsel:

Laurie Cohen, Esq., Partner At Nixon Peabody LLP and the Chapter's attorney provides members with support and direction through articles and answering questions relevant to general practice.
Check out the latest articles from Nixon Peabody!

NYACP Communications Update:

Did You Know...The Chapter sends out communications on a weekly basis in the form of  "Your Chapter in Action" and educational event notices? If you are not receiving this information, please unblock "" from your spam blocker, or contact Karen Tucker at to confirm your email address.

Weekend Board Review Course-earn up to 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits!
Friday, August 1- Sunday, August 3, 2014
Lenox Hill Hospital
100 East 77th Street
New York, NY 10065
Online Registration Open
Course Information

IMG Symposium
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Time: 5:30 - 7:30 PM

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
The Leon and Norma Hess Center for Science and Medicine
Davis Auditorium, 2nd Floor
1470 Madison Avenue
New York, NY  10029
To Register and for more information- click here for flyer

NYACP Resident and Medical Student Forum
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Regina M. McGinn Medical Education Center
Staten Island University Hospital
475 Seaview Avenue
Staten Island, NY  10305
Register Here!

Chapter Webinar - Don't Miss It!
In Search of Joy in Practice:  Innovations in Ambulatory Care

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
7:00 PM (ET)
Guest Faculty:  Christine A. Sinsky, MD, FACP
 Board Certified Internist - Medical Associates Clinic and Health Plans, Dubuque IA
 AMA Advisory Council for Physician Career Satisfaction and Practice Sustainability
Course Objectives(1) Describe proactive planned care, with pre-visit planning
and pre-visit laboratory tests (2) Discuss sharing clinical care among a team, with
expanded rooming protocols, standing orders and panel management (3) Improve
clinical tasks using collaborative documentation (scribing), non-physician order
entry and streamlined prescription management and (4) Improving communication
by verbal messaging and in-box management.

 Online Webinar Registration

Additional Events..


We advocate responsible public policy positions relating to health care for the benefit of the public, patients, our members and the medical profession. Our Advocacy focus includes regulatory agencies, the NYS Legislature, the Executive Office, insurance companies and other healthcare stakeholders.

Chapter Leaders Meet With Acting NYS Health Commissioner Zucker

On Monday, July 14th, Chapter Leaders met with New York State Acting Health Commissioner Howard A. Zucker, MD, JD in his Manhattan offices. Those attending presented a brief overview of the Chapter's mission and focus on physician education, advocacy and quality improvement/patient safety. Dr. Zucker briefly addressed his vision for the future of healthcare in New York and discussed at length his concerns over physician workforce capacity in the area of primary care and general internal medicine. The Chapter was asked to prepare a list of options that could assist the Commissioner as he seeks ways to build and maintain physician capacity, with some emphasis on ways to support small practices.

Mandatory Electronic Prescribing Effective March 27, 2015

Amendments to Title 10 NYCRR Part 80 Rules and Regulations on Controlled Substances have been adopted and became effective as final regulations on March 27, 2013. The amendments authorize a practitioner to issue an electronic prescription for controlled substances in Schedules II through V and allow a pharmacist to accept, annotate, dispense and electronically archive such prescriptions.  << Read more


We serve members by providing education and resources to promote quality improvement activities that will enhance the delivery of patient care and the effectiveness and efficiency of physician practice.

Infection Control - Hand Hygiene Recommendations Released

Several professional societies, including the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the Infectious Diseases Society of America, recently released recommendations on preventing health care-associated infections through hand hygiene.

The recommendations were sponsored by SHEA and aimed to provide practical advice based on updated scientific evidence and to help health care facilities implement programs to improve hand hygiene adherence. Recommendations on basic practices for hand hygiene at all acute care hospitals included the following:<< Read more

Residents & Medical Students
Access career counseling, networking, education, advocacy and communication resources to assist you on your path to Internal Medicine practice.

Resident and Medical Student Poster competition: All results were sent out last week for the Chapter's Abstract competition, please check with your Program or Clerkship Director for the results.

Dr's Dilemma Competition - Staten Island University Hospital - all spots are full. To find out if your team is competiting - go to the Chapter Residents page!

News and Resources

Open Payments Sunshine Program Increases Transparency in Health Care

Risk Management "Tip of the Month"

SMART MEDICINE - Free Clinical Decision Support for ACP Members!

ACP Website


Featured Membership Benefits

NYACP endorses and works with Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Company (MLMIC)
A mutual professional liability insurance company owned by the healthcare providers it insures.

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New York Chapter of the American College of Physicians
744 Broadway, Albany NY 12207
Tel: 518-427-0366
Fax: 518-427-1991