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GIM's Dr. Stephen Sisson has been elected Governor of the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Physicians. ACP is the largest medical-specialty organization and second-largest physician group in the United States. Its membership of 133,000 includes internists, internal medicine subspecialists, and medical students, residents, and fellows. As the state Governor, Dr. Sisson will serve on the Board of Governors, an advisory board to the Board of Regents, the College's policy-making body.
The outgoing Maryland ACP Governor, GIM part-time faculty member Robert Dobbin Chow, writes of this role, "It is the Governor's responsibility to represent the Maryland Chapter at the national organization and to encourage internists from our state to become members, advance to fellowship, and to participate in Chapter activities. It is also the Governor's role to recognize members and their activities, to encourage local input to the national organization, to promote local political activity on issues impacting Internal Medicine, to host scientific meetings and CME events, and to recruit Associate and Student members. In addition, the Governor initiates strategic planning, promotes the resolution process (communication of needs at the national level), and facilitates communication" between the state ACP chapter and the national organization.
Of his new role, Dr. Sisson states, "The Maryland Chapter of the American College of Physicians is among the premiere ACP chapters in the country. Our strengths include a richly diverse membership, outstanding educational offerings, and great opportunities to network, find mentors, and learn from each other."
Congratulations to Dr. Sisson on his election to this prestigious post!