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From the January ACP-ASIM Observer, copyright © 2002 by the American College of Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine.

Coming soon to a chapter near you: patient safety CME courses

Beginning this February, several College chapters will begin offering CME courses on patient safety in ambulatory care.

The College is developing a total of seven patient safety courses through a three-year grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Three of the modules will be developed by February, while another four courses will be ready by August.

The courses are designed to raise internists' awareness about patient safety issues. The College hopes to prompt physicians to analyze their practice environment to help them identify and reduce medical errors.

The learning modules will each focus on a single component of patient safety. The problem-focused courses will address areas such as implementing system changes and communication strategies.

Besides receiving CME credit for each module, internists who complete the courses will also receive take-home tools to help them integrate patient safety strategies into their practice. Attendees will receive a certificate of completion and access to resources on the Web. Participants will also be entered in a drawing for a free registration to Annual Session.

Information and announcements about the courses will appear in chapter newsletters.

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College chapters present 17 Laureate Awards

ACP-ASIM chapters presented Laureate Awards to 17 internists this fall. The awards honor College Fellows and Masters who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in medical care, education and research, and who have provided service to their communities, their region and the College.

Awardees generally have been Fellows for 15 to 20 years, have a long history of excellence and peer approval in internal medicine and have served the College with distinction. Exceptional circumstances may modify these requirements. The following individuals received the awards:

Illinois
David A. Ansell, FACP
Steven R. Potts, FACP

Massachusetts
Francis X. Dufault Jr., FACP

Minnesota
Henry T. Smith, FACP
Scott C. Litin, FACP

New Mexico
Diane J. Klepper, FACP
John H. Saiki, FACP

New York Upstate
William J. Hall, FACP

Pennsylvania
Edward W. Heinle Jr., FACP
Sandra P. Levison, MACP

Texas
Walter P. Dyck, FACP
Raymond Frederick Gregory, FACP
Carey G. King Jr., FACP
Edward C. Lynch, MACP

U.S. Army
Leslie M. Burger, FACP
James E. Johnson, FACP
Charles F. Miller, FACP

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20 Governors-elect chosen in College's fall elections

The following Governor-elect designees were chosen in Fall 2001. They will take office following the Annual Business Meeting in April:

Alabama
James R. Bonner, FACP

Alberta
Charles H. Harley, FACP

Arkansas
Ray H. Hall, FACP

Georgia
Ruth Marie E. Fincher, FACP

Iowa
Steven R. Craig, FACP

Louisiana
Sandra A. Kemmerly, FACP

Minnesota
David N. Williams, FACP

Missouri
Anne E. Winkler, FACP

Nevada
Jim Christensen, FACP

New Mexico
Robert G. Strickland, FACP

New York Downstate I
Anthony J. Grieco, FACP

North Dakota
Abel E. Tello, FACP

Ohio

David L. Bronson, FACP

Oklahoma
Michael A. Weisz, FACP

Quebec
Timothy W. Meagher, FACP

Texas Southern
Herbert L. DuPont, FACP

U.S. Navy*
Capt. Walter J. Coyle, FACP

Vermont
Frank J. Landry, FACP

Virginia
Sarah T. Corley, FACP

West Virginia
J. Gregory Rosencrance, FACP

*The Navy region Governor-elect was appointed by the U.S. Surgeon General. (This is not an elected position.)

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