NOvember 25, 2021

President's Thanksgiving Message: Dr. Leslie Algase

                                 Click on picture to check out Dr. Algase's Thanksgiving Message!

Congratulations to our new ACP Governor-elect Designee: 
Michael LoCurcio, MD FACP!

It is a great pleasure and honor to announce that Dr. Michael LoCurcio has been elected by the members of the New York Chapter Manhattan/Bronx Region to serve as ACP Governor-elect Designee.  Dr. LoCurcio will start his term as Governor-elect after ACP's  Annual Business Meeting on April 30, 2022. Dr. LoCurcio will take office as Governor in April of 2023. 

Please join us in congratulating Dr. LoCurcio!

ACP’s I Raise the Rates Newsletter Available Now

In this month’s I Raise the Rates Newsletter (IRtR), you will have access to ACP and Annals of Internal Medicine’s COVID-19 Forum VI: SARS-CoV2 Immunology: Clinical Implications where expert panelists discuss the immunology of SARS-CoV2 and the COVID-19 vaccines. You will learn about ACP’s partnership with YouTube to create educational content to combat health misinformation about the COVID-19 Virus, vaccination, and treatment.  Read the Annals article: Getting through COVID-19:Physician Well-Being which is authored by ACP leaders. 

View the COVID-19 Vaccines and Vaccinations webinar held on November 3, 2021 with Dr. Stephen Thomas.  

ACP’s I Raise the Rates program, which is supported by funding from the CDC, Merck, and GSK, provides QI education and virtual coaching support from ACP Advance expert coaches to support increased adult immunization coverage. The New York Chapter is proud to partner with the American College of Physicians in supporting the I Raise the Rates Adult Immunization Program

DANY Cycle VIII – Now Available
Applications are currently being accepted from November 3, 2021, until December 22, 2021, at 4:00 pm.

The Doctors Across New York (DANY) Program is a state-funded initiative enacted in 2008 to help train and place physicians in underserved communities in a variety of settings and specialties to care for New York’s diverse population.  The DANY Physician Loan Repayment (PLR) and Physician Practice Support (PPS) programs make funds available to help recruit physicians to, and encourage them to remain, in medically underserved areas of the state.  

Funding is provided in exchange for a physician’s commitment to work in an underserved area for a three-year period. For Cycle VIII, both the PLR and PPS awards will provide up to $40,000 per year for three years (not to exceed $120,000 in total funding).  One-third of funding awarded during Cycle VIII will be allocated to physicians and health care facilities located in New York City (New York, Bronx, Kings, Queens, and Richmond counties), with the remaining two-thirds to individual physicians and health care facilities located in the rest of the state.  

The grant is being offered as a Solicitation of Interest (SOI)*, and is posted on the following websites:

DANY Website
New York State Contract Reporter

*This is an important change, as recent cycle applicants were required to have a Grants Gateway account to apply for this opportunity. A Grants Gateway account is no longer necessary to apply.

NYACP Abstract Submission Now Open for Spring 2022 Competition

NYACP Resident and Medical Student Forum
Friday, May 27, 2022

Call for Abstracts
NYACP is excited to host the 2022 Resident and Medical Student Forum in person this Spring! This event will include the  final poster competition and the very popular Dr's Dilemma competition. The program will be held at the:

Desmond/Crowne Plaza Hotel
660 Albany-Shaker Road
Albany, NY  12211

Abstract submission is now open online for this event. If you have worked on a research project or have an interesting clinical case, submit your abstract for a chance to present it at the Poster Session this Spring. Separate poster competitions for residents and medical students will be held for entries in the following categories:

  • Research
  • Clinical Vignette

Residents/Fellows and Medical Students will be combined in the following category:

  • Quality, Advocacy and Public Policy Category

Participation in the abstract competition helps your program realize its scholarly activity requirement.
Winners in each category will participate in ACP's IM23 meeting!

To find out more please click here.

Submit an Abstract

Need help writing an abstract?  Check out this NYACP Video

Tips and Advice from ACP on Preparing for Abstract Competitions

Dr's Dilemma Competition - Teams are now being accepted to compete in the 2022 NYACP Dr's Dilemma competition during the Resident and Medical Student Forum on Friday, May 27, 2022. Please email klabello@nyacp. org to submit your team. Individual participants can be sent to NYACP at a later date.

ACP National Abstract Competition

Medical Students, Resident/Fellows, and Early Career Physicians who are ACP members are eligible to participate in the National Abstract Competitions.

Abstract Competition Deadlines

  • Medical Student Clinical Vignette & Research Deadline - Tuesday, November 30, 2021
  • Resident/Fellow Clinical Vignette Deadline - Tuesday, November 16, 2021
  • Resident/Fellow Research Deadline - Tuesday, November 30, 2021
  • Early Career Clinical Vignette & Research Deadline - Tuesday, November 30, 2021

ACP Abstract Competition Information

2022 Chapter Awards – Recognize a Colleague by Submitting a Nomination 

Do you know a colleague that has been actively engaged in NYACP and is a good candidate for special recognition by the Chapter for his/her/their work in one of the categories below? 

If so, click here for more information on how to nominate your colleague for a NYACP Chapter Award!

Award categories include:

  • Education:  Recognizes an active Chapter member who exemplifies talent, enthusiasm and professionalism in medical education.  
  • Clinical Excellence:  Recognizes a creative, innovative and active Chapter member whose work in clinical medicine has produced an impactful outcome at the local, regional, state or national level. Clinical medicine shall be interpreted to include all aspects of clinical research or the practice of medicine.
  • Research:  Recognizes an active Chapter member who devotes substantial time and effort to clinical and/or basic research (research publication and/or significant contributions to the body of scientific knowledge).
  • DEI:  Recognizes an active Chapter member with outstanding accomplishments in advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in areas such as clinical medicine, education, research, or access to care.
  • Public Health:  Recognizes an active Chapter member for distinguished contributions toward population health, such as in public hygiene, epidemiology, or disease prevention. 
  • Humanism in Medicine:  Recognizes an active Chapter member for his/her/their outstanding contribution toward humanism in medicine, such as narrative writing, professional well-being, and medical ethics.

Grant Program to Support Innovations in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

ACP joins the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), the ABIM Foundation, and the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation in announcing a second round of grants for internal medicine residents and faculty members, designed to improve the quality of education and training and create a more trustworthy health system that serves everyone.

The grant will provide a total of $400,000 to support new or existing programs that promote trust and create a more equitable health system by incorporating diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into the fabric of internal medicine and training. Programs that incorporate members from across the care team will be preferred. The first round of grants in 2020 brought in 170 applications, from which 32 projects at medical schools and training programs were selected and came to a total of $287,500. 

Proposals should focus on providing training, skill and competency acquisition with the goal of promoting trustworthiness through equitable outcomes or focus on engineering care processes to promote trustworthiness through equity. Letters of intent will be accepted through December 1, 2021, and selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals early next year. Grants of $20,000 and $10,000 will be awarded in Spring 2022. For more information about ACP’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, visit

Advancing to ACP Fellowship

Are you interested or have you been thinking about becoming an ACP Fellow?  If so, please watch this recording for more information on eligibility and the application process



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