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Every member of the American College of Physicians and the New York Chapter has the opportunity to provide input regarding the development of policies and positions. Share ideas with elected Governors or council members; Submit information for discussion at the Health and Public Policy Committee; and/or Submit resolutions for review and action by the New York Chapter. Resolutions can address ACP/NYACP policy and also state and federal health policy issues.

NYACP is dedicated to advancing the specialty of Internal Medicine and improving patient care in New York State through education, advocacy and quality improvement. Goals To advocate responsible positions on individual health and on public policy relating to health care for the benefit of the public, our patients, the medical profession and our members; To serve the professionals needs of the membership, support healthy lives and improve the practice environment for physicians, and advance internal medicine as a career; To promote and conduct research to enhance the quality of practice, the education and continuing education of internists, and the attractiveness of internal medicine to physicians and to the public; To recognize excellence and distinguished contributions to internal medicine; and To unify the many voices of internal medicine and its subspecialties for the benefit of our patients, our members, and our profession. The American College of Physicians Member Pledge I affirm my belief in the mission of the American College of Physicians, To preserve and maintain the highest traditions and precepts of our professional calling, And I solemnly declare that I will conform to these idealsto the utmost of my ability.

Each year, the Chapter sends an invited delegation to ACP's Leadership Day in Washington, D.C. to meet with Representatives from their local districts.

Laurie Cohen, Esq. Laurie Cohen, Esq., Partner at Nixon Peabody and the Chapter's attorney provides members with support and direction by answering questions relevant to general practice.

ACP provides access to valuable clinical and professional resources, highly respected publications, quality education, powerful advocacy, career management solutions, practice improvement and networking within a community of over 12,000 members in New York and 154,000 members nationwide. NYACP's Membership Benefits 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 "info@nyacp.

ACP membership provides access to valuable clinical and professional resources, nationally respected publications, quality education, powerful advocacy, career management solutions, practice improvement, and networking within a community of over 12,000 members in New York and 154,000 members nationwide. NYACP Member Benefits   Laurie Cohen, Esq. Your New York ACP membership is packed with value: Professional and Educational Development 3-Hour Online Pain Managment & Opioid Prescribing Training (satisfies NYS Prescribing Mandate) Annual CME Accredited Scientific Teaching Programs ABIM Recertification Opportunities - SEP Modules Local "District" Meetings Throughout the Year Guidance on Advancing to Fellowship Resident and Medical Student Activities and Research Competitions Webinars on Leadership, Physician Wellness, Medical Practice, Public Health Issues, Clinical Subjects https://www.

January 4, 2019 Your Chapter in Action! NYACP Announces the Steven Walerstein, MD, MACP Advocacy Internship The Chapter is honoring the memory of Steven Walerstein, MD, MACP, former Governor and leader of NYACP who passed late last year by changing the very popular and educational Advocacy Internship to the “Steven Walerstein, MD, MACP, Advocacy Internship.” This internship, which began almost 16 years ago, allows between 4 and 6 medical students and residents to spend a month rotating in Albany with our Executive Director researching policy, reviewing proposed legislation, meeting with regulators and legislators and understanding how to best represent patient interests as healthcare policy is formulated. To date we have had 45 students and residents rotate through this program, with 5 more scheduled for 2019.



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