Five GIM faculty members will be adding the feather of Fellowship in the American College of Physicians (ACP) to their caps this year. ACP is the largest medical-specialty organization and second-largest physician group in the United States. Its membership includes internists, internal medicine subspecialists, and medical students, residents, and fellows. The ACP defines “Fellowship in the College [as] an honor. Being an FACP is a mark of esteem from colleagues who recognize accomplishments and achievements over and above the practice of medicine.” Criteria are “excellence and contributions made to both medicine and to the broader community in which the internist lives and practices.”
Two members of the GIM full-time faculty have been honored with ACP Fellowship this year. They are GIM full-time faculty members to join this year’s class of ACP Fellows are Muhammad Amer, MD, from the Hospitalist unit and April Fitzgerald, MD, a member of GIM’s Tumulty Group at Green Spring Station.
In addition, three members of the GIM part-time faculty will also join this year’s class of ACP Fellows. They are John N. Aucott, MD, who practices at Park Medical Associates in Lutherville; Maura McGuire, MD, with Johns Hopkins Community Physicians–Wyman Park and Assistant Dean for Part-Time Faculty; and Anand Parekh, MD, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of Public Health and Science, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The new ACP Fellows will be honored at the 2012 Convocation Ceremony to be held in New Orleans on April 19, 2012, as part of the ACP Internal Medicine conference.
Congratulations to all five on this recognition by your peers nationwide!