April 1, 2021

NYACP-MedQuest IM Board Review Question


Nominations for NYACP Bronx & Manhattan Region Governor-Elect Candidates
The ACP national office is conducting a Governor-Elect election for the Bronx & Manhattan Region of our Chapter this year. The Local Nominating Committee (LNC) will be responsible for identifying two candidates who are willing and able to serve a four-year term (April 2023 - April 2027), in addition to a year of training as Governor-elect (April 2022 - April 2023).
We are looking for a dynamic leader who exhibits integrity, shows commitment to the College and demonstrates dedication to the Chapter and the medical community. The successful candidate will work with Chapter members, NYACP staff, and leaders in internal medicine at the national level. A Governor typically spends several hours per week on college business with the support of executive administrative staff. Serving as an ACP Governor can be an extremely rewarding and life-changing experience. 

Click here to view the Governor Job Responsibilities.
Only ACP Masters and Fellows are eligible for consideration. If you would like to submit the name of the nominee or self-nominate, please send the name, current CV and contact information to Lawrence Phillips, MD, MACP (LNC Chair) at and Loretta Ponesse at

All potential candidate information must be submitted by Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

Thank you!

Thank you to the following members for taking the time to document and share their support of payment parity for telehealth services (video and audio). Your feedback is extremely helpful and will significantly assist the Chapter with immediate and intensified advocacy activity.  Your voice as a medical expert is critical and together we can impact outcomes.  Thank you for your membership and active involvement.

Ray Basri MD, FACP 

Kellin King, MD, FACP

Sameer K. Misra, MD

Jeremiah Benoit, MD, FACP

Sharon Krieger, MD

Surendra Patel, MD

Raul Chibas, MD

Michele H. Leder, MD, FACP

Ankita Sagar, MD, MPH, FACP

Tina Dobsevage, MD, FACP

Susan Lee, MD, FACP

Neil R. Scheier, MD, FACP

Jill Feffer, MD

Jennifer Lindstrom, MD, FACP

Stephen Sisselman, DO, FACP

Theodore Fields, MD, FACP

Laura Llinas-Lux, MD, FACP

Masha Slavin, MD

Tamara Goldberg MD, FACP   

Marlene Lobato, MD, FACP

Anita Szerszen, DO, FACP

Amsale Ketema, MD, FACP

Kevin R McCormick, MD, FACP  

Jameela Jahaan Yusuff, MD, FACP  

Daniel King, MD, FACP

Parag Mehta, MD, FACP


New Podcast Released: 
Physician Spotlight on William Frishman, MD, MACP 

NYACP’s Medical Student Committee has created podcasts focused on individual professional journeys in Internal Medicine.  Click below to hear Dr. Frishman’s fascinating journey in research, cardiology, and academic medicine.  There are so many paths you can take with a career in internal medicine! Learn his key to maintaining a good balance. 

This is an engaging interview that unfolds in a storytelling format and will leave you anxiously awaiting our next podcast installment. 

Available now at:

Group Payments from Training Programs Now Accepted for New IM Residents to Complete NYS Mandated Addiction and Pain Management Course

Good News:  The New York Chapter American College of Physicians (NYACP) continues to partner with Boston University School of Medicine (BU) for the purpose of offering an online pain training course for prescribers licensed in the State of New York.  This course fulfills the NY mandated 3 hours of continuing medical education (CME) on addiction and pain management for prescribers as required by NY Public Health Law Sec. 3309-a(3).  

New in 2021:  NYACP is now accepting group payments by check, credit card, or ACH for residents and/or other institutional prescribers who need to satisfy NYS’s every 3-year renewal requirement.  Once a group payment is made to NYACP, the Chapter will immediately issue a request for coupon codes that will be redeemable by the individuals with whom you share an allocated coupon code.  The codes, obtained from BU, will then be sent to the residency program director (or his/her designee) for distribution.   

Additionally, for all new 2021 residents at your program who are ACP members, NYACP will waive the $20 pain course fee following membership verification (either before or after the group payment). 

For more information about options pertaining to the ACP member verification process, contact Loretta Ponesse, CAE, NYACP Assistant Executive Director at 518.427.0366 x2 or email

Thank you for your ongoing support of NYACP!

ACP’s New I.M. Emotional Support Hub Offers Resources to Safeguard Physician Health and Well-being

As part of ACP’s Well-Being and Professional Fulfillment initiative, ACP has launched a collection of resources aimed at helping members improve their emotional well-being. As a recognition of the unprecedented stresses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic to internists and internists-in-training, ACP created the I.M. Emotional Support Hub to offer curated resources and information to protect physicians’ emotional health and sustain ACP members’ ability to care for those in need.

Resources include easily-accessible peer-support through the Physician Support Line and free and affordable, confidential counseling through The Emotional PPE Project and The Therapy Aid Coalition. Check out the hub for additional well-being tools and resources for individuals and organizations and to view all of ACP’s Physician Well-being activities. For more information and questions, please contact

Member Benefits

Auto Insurance Reduction Course
Do you have points on your driving record or would you like a 10% reduction on your personal automobile insurance?

If so, you will want to take the online Auto Insurance Reduction Course that is available as an exclusive NYACP member benefit.

NYACP continues to offer a 6-hour Insurance and Point Reduction Course that is approved by the NYS Department of Motor Vehicles and available to NYACP members, their families, office staff and friends.  This convenient online member benefit allows registered "students" the ability to start and finish the course within 30 days for only $42.00.  The benefit includes a 10% reduction on your automobile insurance (liability, no-fault and collision) and up to 4 points off of your driving record (if applicable).

NYACP Weekend Board Review - space is still available!

Friday, May 14 - Sunday, May 16, 2021
Earn up to 27 CME credits and 27 MOC points!

You will receive:
- Chat features available for instructor interaction
- Polling feature on case-based questions
- Compare your knowledge with your virtual classmates
- Course materials and online log in information in advance
- Earn up to 27 AMA PRA Category I credits and 27 MOC Points!


Conrad Fischer, MD, FACP
Chris Paras, DO, FACP
Niket Sonpal, MD, FACP

Course Content and More Information
Register Here

CME Statement and MOC statement

The American College of Physicians (ACP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The ACP designates this live activity for a maximum of 27 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity (the NYACP Weekend Board Review), which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 27 medical knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Recorded Webinars Now Available! 

The “Management of Dementia Related Behaviors” webinar, held on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 from 7:00-8:00 PM with Alan Steinberg, MD, a Geriatric Psychiatrist, is now available in a recorded format.  This live webinar yielded a record number of attendees, and the educational content delivered was excellent and expertly delivered!

Learning Objectives:
(1) Describe common dementia related behaviors; 
(2) Describe non-pharmacologic approach to dementia related behaviors; 
(3) Describe pharmacologic approach to dementia related behaviors; and 
(4) Describe the medical scientific approach to "agitation".

Important Disclaimer: CME credit was only available if you participated in the live webinar on 3/17/21.

Click Here to View the Webinar Recording 


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