Early Career Physicians

NYACP represents over 1200 Early Career Physicians (defined as within 16 years of completing medical school).  Your membership gives you access to career counseling, networking, education, advocacy and communication resources to assist you with your career in Internal Medicine.

Recorded Webinar!

Negotiations as a Process - Pathway to Achieving Positive Results
Friday, October 12, 2018

Panelists to Include:
Lynn Cleary, MD, FACP - Professor and VP of Academic Affairs, Upstate Medical University
Nicole Adler, MD, FACP- Hospitalist and Asst. Professor, NYU Langone Health
Chris Elsayad, MD, FACP - Clinical Professor, Co-Clerkship Director, Nassau University Medical Center

Ankita Sagar, MD,MPH,FACP -  Primary Care Physician and Director of Ambulatory Quality, Medicine Service Line, Northwell Health

This panel will guide you to:
-Understand the fundamentals of negotiations
-Recognize the cultural influences in negotiation
-Apply an array of strategies and techniques to increase their effectiveness when negotiating

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Recorded Webinar

The Legalities of an Employment Contract

Friday, September 14, 2018

12:00 - 1:00 pm

  • Speaker: Laurie Cohen, Esq., Nixon Peabody LLP

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Powerpoint presentation slides

  • Employment Agreement Terms- Defines the relationship between you and your employer
  • Due Diligence - What do you know about the employer?
    • What will be expected of you
    • Hospital Privileges
    • Health Plan Credentialing
  • Malpractice Insurance
    • Know the difference between "Claims made" or "Occurrence" insurance policies
    • Tail Coverage- why it is important
  • Term and Termination (sample term provisions)
  • Covenants Not to Compete
  • Compensation – Value Based Payment Arrangements
  • Medical record requirements

Message from NYACP's Early Career Physician Task Force Chair:
Ankita Sagar, MD, FACP

It is such a pleasure to welcome you to the Early Career Physician Task Force. The Early Career Physician (ECP) Task Force is composed of physicians who have completed graduate medical training and are practicing physicians in Internal Medicine and its subspecialties. We are a group of Internal Medicine Physicians who are dedicated to enhance the professional development and quality of life for young physicians, fostering their involvement in the American College of Physician, and providing resources and support as they pursue a career in Internal Medicine. In the past, the ECP Task Force has played a significant role in advocating on behalf of young physicians. Looking forward, we hope stay true to the tripartite mission of advocating for sound public health policies, supporting improvements in patient safety & quality, and championing physician wellness. We look forward to the coming future, and hope that you will join us by becoming an active member of the Early Career Physician Task Force.

ACP Announces Travel Grants for Early Career Physician Members!

The American College of Physicians (ACP) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting applications for the ACP Travel Grants Program.
This exciting program provides $2,000 grants to selected early career ACP Members or Fellows so they may attend ACP Internal Medicine Meeting 2019. The meeting will be held from April 11 through April 13 in Philadelphia, PA. In addition to the travel grant, recipients also receive complimentary registration to the meeting.
To be eligible, an applicant must be a dues-paid Member or Fellow of the College, graduated from medical school within the last sixteen years, and living in the United States.  As long as dues are paid for this current membership year, you are eligible to apply for this opportunity.
In awarding grants, priority will be given to applicants attending their first ACP Internal Medicine Meeting, physicians serving in rural or underserved communities, physicians of diverse backgrounds, and those without a significant source for CME funding.
To apply, simply complete this online application, include a 500-word essay on how attending the meeting will benefit you and the patients you serve, and attach your curriculum vitae. All materials are due by October 15, 2018.
If selected, you must agree to attend all three days of the meeting and to participate in a designated number of College activities.
I remember my first ACP meeting, and it changed my perspective about ACP. The caliber of the educational content that the meeting provides and the people involved in it are exceptional. After each annual meeting, I felt energized and inspired. I urge you to apply today so that you too can share in this experience.
If you have any questions, please email membership@acponline.org

Webinar Series - Members of the Early Career Physician Task Force are working on creating a series of Webinars relevant to the Early Career Physician Professional. Please check out the Chapter's Upcoming Events page for additional webinar information.

Early Career Physician Members Opportunities:

ACP’s Guided Fellowship Program: The ACP Guided Fellowship Program provides early career physicians with guidance toward attaining ACP Fellowship within three years.

All information can be found here: ACP Guided Fellowship Program

 If you are interested in participating on the NYACP Early Career Physicians Task Force, please contact Karen Tucker LaBello  at klabello@nyacp.org

Message from ACP's Early Career Council:

ACP Leadership Academy

The ACP Leadership Academy provides members with training and resources to prepare you for leadership roles in your organization and in the greater healthcare environment.

Formal Leadership Training

In partnership the American Association for Physician Leadership, ACP offers live meetings, faculty-led online courses, and self-study modules to help fill gaps in your leadership knowledge and to build your CV - all while earning CME.

  • ACP members receive the American Association for Physician Leadership member rate on all courses plus an additional 15% on selected courses.
  • Earn ACP Certificates of Completion for each course you finish.
  • Courses count toward becoming a Certified Physician Executive (CPE) or toward a master's degree program in medical management from one of four prestigious universities.
Learn more about all of the available courses offered through the ACP Leadership Academy.

Certificate in Physician Leadership for Hospital Medicine

The ACP Leadership Academy is pleased to announce the new Certificate in Physician Leadership for Hospital Medicine program, jointly offered by the American College of Physicians and the American Association for Physician Leadership. Learn more

Are you a physician just beginning your job search? Check out the new NYACP Career Link Job Posting page!

Practice Management Toolkit

ACP's Early Career Physician Website

What is an Early Career Physician?

An Early Career Physician is defined as a physician member of ACP who is within sixteen (16) years of medical school graduation and who is not a medical student or associate member of ACP.

Updated 7.12.18


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