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From the April ACP Observer, copyright 2003 by the American College of Physicians.

College chapters present 13 Laureate Awards

ACP chapters presented Laureate Awards to 13 internists this spring. The awards honor College Fellows and Masters who have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in medical care, education and research, and have provided service to their communities, their regions and the College.

Awardees generally have been Fellows for 15 to 20 years and have a long history of excellence and peer approval in internal medicine. Exceptional circumstances may modify these requirements.

The following members received awards:

Central America
Rosendo Gonzalez-Gomis, FACP
Jorge A. Motta, FACP

Joseph A. Kuhn, FACP

Joseph W. Stubbs, FACP

William M. Allums, FACP
David L. Glancy, FACP

Harry Fulcher Jr., ACP Member

New Jersey
Edward D. Viner, FACP

New York Downstate
Rosanne M. Leipzig, FACP
Sharon C.H. Mead, FACP
Morris L. Jampol, FACP

North Carolina
Peter R. Lichstein, ACP Member

Puerto Rico
Carlos H. Ramirez-Ronda, MACP


Free pocket guide helps physicians detect chemical terrorism

A new, free pocket guide can help College members detect and cope with the effects of a chemical terrorist attack. The guide offers information on the epidemiological signs of a chemical attack, sentinel clues for forms of attack, basic management steps and reporting protocols.

You can download a printable version of the guide. A version of this and other bioterrorism guides for handheld computers is online.

Other tools are available from the College's Bioterrorism Resource Center.


Three new videos teach clinical skills

ACP recently released the following three educational videos to help internists master common clinical skills:

  • "The Pelvic Examination" demonstrates patient-centered examination techniques and explains how to discriminate between normal and abnormal findings.

  • "The Sports Medicine Musculoskeletal Examination" shows physicians how to examine and treat patients with knee, shoulder or ankle injuries.

  • "Efficiency Through Effective Communication" helps physicians learn communication skills that can make patient encounters in the office more productive.

The videos are part of an eight-title series from the College and range in price from $34.95 to $49.95. Visit Clinical Skills Videos for more information, or call ACP Customer Service at 800-523-1546, ext. 2600, or 215-351-2600 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST) to purchase a video.


Buy MKSAP for Students for new low price of $20

MKSAP for Students, winner of an award for outstanding program development from the Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine, is now available for $20. (It normally sells for $32.50.)

The 250-page book offers nearly 400 self-assessment questions selected for students participating in their medicine clerkship rotation. Each question begins with a clinical vignette that covers one of 28 conditions identified in the national curriculum for internal medicine clerkships.

You can order MKSAP for Students online at or by calling ACP Customer Service at 800-523-1546, ext. 2600, or 215-351-2600 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m., EST).


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