American College of Physicians (ACP)
Who We Are:
The American College of Physicians (ACP) is a diverse community of internal medicine specialists and subspecialists united by a commitment to excellence. Internists apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. With 152,000 members in countries across the globe, ACP is the largest medical-specialty society in the world. ACP and its physician members lead the profession in education, standard-setting, and the sharing of knowledge to advance the science and practice of internal medicine.
To enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.
To be the recognized leader in quality patient care, advocacy, education and enhancing career satisfaction for internal medicine and its subspecialties.
• To establish and promote the highest clinical standards and ethical ideals;
• To be the foremost comprehensive education and information resource for all internists;
• To advocate responsible positions on individual health and on public policy relating to health care for the benefit of the public, our patients, the medical profession, and our members;
• To serve the professional needs of the membership, support healthy lives for physicians, and advance internal medicine as a career;
• To promote and conduct research to enhance the quality of practice, the education and continuing education of internists, and the attractiveness of internal medicine to physicians and the public.
• To recognize excellence and distinguished contributions to internal medicine; and
• To unify the many voices of internal medicine and its subspecialties for the benefit of our patients, our members, and our profession.