Resident and Fellow Clinical Vignette

1st Place: Reem Yusufani, MD, MBBS- Nassau University Medical Center
2nd Place: Malvi Thakker, MD - Mather Hospital, Northwell Health
3rd Place: Aneeqa Zafa, MD - Rochester General Hospital

Resident and Fellow Research

1st Place: Gayatri Gupta, DO -  SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Resident and Fellow, Medical Student Quality, Advocacy and Public Policy

1st Place: Krishna Akella, DO- Stony Brook Southampton Hospital
2nd Place: Gianni Bono, MD - Albany Medical College

The complete listing of all entries in both the preliminary and the final abstract competitions can be found here.

Congratulations to all who submitted abstracts for your participation in this highly competitive professional education endeavor!

The Chapter's next poster competition in October 2019 will begin accepting abstract submissions online in early April. Stay tuned to future communications for more information!

Winners from NYACP's 2019 Dr's Dilemma Competition

Dr's Dilemma Competition Winner:
Rochester Regional Health/Unity Hospital  

Congratulations to Rochester Regional Health/Unity Hospital for winning first place in the 2019 NYACP Dr's Dilemma Competition! Twenty teams participated this year – the highest number ever – in very challenging and highly charged rounds!  The winning team will represent New York in the ACP IM19 Competition in Philadelphia on April 11-12, 2019!

Adeel Arshad
Sandrine Hanna
Pratyusha Tirumanisetty

Special thanks to volunteers Harshitha Kota, MD, Jacqueline Heath, MD, Prateek Mathur, MD, and Paridhi Mathur, MD from the Chapter’s Residents Committee and Ben Max from Chapter staff for assisting with making the Doctors Dilemma competition run smoothly.

Thanks especially to Niket Sonpal, MD, FACP, emcee extraordinaire, and our Judges Drs. Shady, Stehlik and Kaul.

NYACP Seeks Your Input for 2019 Spring BOG Resolutions

Every member has the opportunity to provide input regarding the development of policies and positions of ACP and the Chapter through the resolutions process. The New York Chapter leadership requests your input on the proposed resolutions to be acted on at the ACP Board of Governors (BOG) Spring meeting in April 2019.

Members interested in submitting comments on any or all of the resolutions must do so using our online comments page no later than Friday, March 15, 2019. Please review this copy of the ACP BOG Spring 2019 Resolutions first. 

Then, to submit a comment please visit our easy-to-use response form here.

You may select: Support; Do Not Support; or Support with Amendment. If you select support with an amendment, you will be asked to enter specific language to be added or deleted.

Please note that the New York Chapter Resolutions have been extracted since they have previously been acted upon by NY Chapter members.

Attention all 3rd year Residents

Doctors Across New York Will Begin Accepting Applications Tomorrow. Get Started Today.

The New York State Department of Health has announced that Doctors Across New York (DANY) will begin accepting applications under Cycle VI starting March 7.

DANY is a state funded initiative that offers funding to physicians to practice in underserved areas not limited to HPSAS (Health Professional Shortage Areas). Specifically, via the Physician Practice Support (PPS) and Physician Loan Repayment (PLR) programs, physicians can apply for a $120,000 award in exchange for a three-year commitment to practice in New York State. According to the Department of Health, “PLR and PPS awards will provide up to $40,000 per year for three years to or on behalf of a physician who agrees to practice in an area of need for the three-year DANY service obligation period.” $9 million  in funds have been allocated for this award, which will cover 75 three-year awards. Awards are approved on a first come first serve basis, so submit your paperwork to apply or your application ASAP!

Applicants must register in the Grants Gateway in advance of submitting the RFA. This first step of the process requires a notarized account application sent by mail, which can take up to ten days for approval. The Grants Gateway will request a vendor ID. An individual vendor ID can be requested by filling out a W-9 form available on the Grants Gateway website, or if you will be employed by an institution, vendor ID information may be obtained from the finance office of your program.

For those interested in learning more, an informational webinar was held recently and a recording of the webinar was posted to the DANY website after the session. Additionally, a frequently asked questions document is available here.

Practice Management

Google Maps Helping Combat the Opioid Crisis

In 2017, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency, with over 130 Americans dying every day from opioid-related drug overdoses.  Last month, Google saw that search queries for “medication disposal near me” reached an all-time high on Google.

53 percent of prescription drug abuse starts with drugs obtained from others, including family or friends. Google partnered with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for National Prescription Take Back Day by developing a Google Maps API  locator tool to help people dispose of their prescription drugs at temporary locations twice a year. With the help of this tool, the DEA and its local partners collected a record 1.85 million pounds of unused prescription drugs in 2018.

This new mapping service makes it easier for Americans to quickly find disposal locations on Google Maps and search at any time. A search for queries like “drug drop off near me” or “medication disposal near me” will display permanent disposal locations at your local pharmacy, hospital or government building so you can quickly and safely discard your unused medication.

To use the Google Maps API locator tool, please click here.

Contact today if you have any questions or comments.

NY Department of Health Influenza Surveillance

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) collects, compiles, and analyzes information on influenza and produces this weekly report during the influenza season (October through the following May).

During the week ending February 23, 2019:

  • There were 9,561 laboratory-confirmed influenza reports, a 2% increase over the previous week.
  • Of the 3,312 specimens submitted to NYS WHO/NREVSS laboratories, 913 (27.57%) were positive for influenza. 911 were for influenza A, and 2 were influenza B.
  • Of the 99 specimens submitted to the Wadsworth Center, 85 were positve for influenza. 42 were influenza A (H1), 38 were influenza A (H3), and 5 were influenza A (Not Subtyped).
  • Reports of percent of patient visits or influenza-like illness (ILI3) from ILINet providers was 4.11%, which is above the regional baseline of 3.10%.
  • The number of patients hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed influenza was 1,354, a .1% increase over last week.
  • There was one influenza-associated pediatric death reported this week, and four influenza-related pediatric deaths so far this season.

Read the entire report here.

DFS' Emergency Rule for Professional Fees for NYS No-Fault Auto Medical Claims

DFS has decided to delay implementation of the recently updated WC Medical Fee Schedule until October 1, 2020 for the Auto No-Fault Program.  Therefore, you will need to keep the WC fee schedule that was effective on June 1, 2012 for billing claims for the treatment of persons injured as the result of auto accidents.

Public comment should sent to before April 22, 2019.


Weekend Board Review Rochester - earn up to 27 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits
Friday, April 5 - Sunday, April 7, 2019
Rochester General Hospital

1425 Portland Avenue Rochester, NY  14621
Register Online • Brochure

Weekend Board Review Bufffalo - earn up to 27 AMA PRA Category 1 CME Credits
Friday, June 14- Sunday, June 16, 2019
University at Buffalo, Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
955 Main Street • Buffalo, NY 14203
Register Online

NYACP Annual Scientific Meeting
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Hilton Westchester Hotel
699 Westchester Ave • Rye Brook, NY 10573
More information will be Available soon!

NYACP Co-Sponsored Meetings & Events

Co-Sponsored with Stony Brook University's Department of Medicine
#ProudToBeGIM Mentorship Dinner & Story Slam
Wednesday, March 6, 2019 • 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Stony Brook University Health Sciences Center
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Co-Sponsored with Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Save-the-date! #ProudToBeGIM Event
Friday, April 11, 2019 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Co-Sponsored with Northwell Health
Updates in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
Friday, April 12, 2019 - Saturday, April 13, 2019
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Co-Sponsored with the NYU School of Medicine
Advances in Cardiovascular Risk Reductions:
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Offering 7.5 Hours of AMA PRA Category I Credits™
Thursday, May 9, 2019 • 7:45am - 4:30pm
NYU Langone Health
Alumni Hall 550 First AvenueNew York, NY 10016
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Member Benefits

Essential Podcasts for Internists from ACP and Annals of Internal Medicine

Essential Podcasts for Internists from ACP and Annals of Internal Medicine

ACP members can earn FREE CME credit and MOC points.

Hear top internal medicine experts debate important topics relevant to practice at your own time and convenience – even “on the go”.

Most recent releases include:

  • Curbsiders: Informal dialog and interviews with experts on internal medicine topics offering clinical pearls, practice-changing knowledge, and a little humor.
  • Bedside Rounds: Stories focused on the history of medicine and how they affected or still impact our society and culture.
  • Annals On Call: Lively discussions and debates about recently published clinically influential articles from Annals of Internal Medicine.