Back to Serving Our Patients and Profession: A Centennial History of the American College of Physicians (1915-2015)
This centennial history tells the story of how ACP evolved from a small cluster of New York physicians to a global professional organization. This title will be a valuable addition to the libraries of internists and medical historians alike.
"The American College of Physicians began as the concept of one man ... Heinrich Stern, MD, a prominent physician in New York City, ... who was profoundly influenced by ...the Royal College of Physicians of London, ... while he attended the annual Royal College meeting in London in 1913. He returned to NYC determined to establish a similar society in the United States. Dr. Stern and 6 colleagues decided … to launch a new professional organization, the American College of Physicians."
"The Annual Session and local Chapter meetings provide a very special experience. They are a reminder of why one went into internal medicine in the first place. ...learning, sharing, and enjoying collegiality has characterized the meetings of the American College of Physicians for the past hundred years."
"Over the first 100 years, ACP has evolved to become a truly global organization in the 21st century. It is now poised to use its full potential to support and inspire internal medicine specialists and subspecialists all over the world as they strive to provide the best care for their patients."
Chapter topics include:
- First 75 Years: 1915–1990
- Annals of Internal Medicine, 1927–2015
- MKSAP: Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program
- Ethics and Professionalism
- The Quest for Diversity
- Public Policy
- Improving Health Care Delivery
- The American College of Physicians as an International Organization
- The Future of the American College of Physicians and Internal Medicine