The American College of Physicians (ACP) is a national organization of internists, or physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of adults with medical conditions. The ACP is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States, representing more than 160,000 members across the country.
The mission of the ACP is to enhance the quality and effectiveness of healthcare by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of internal medicine. To achieve this goal, the ACP provides a range of educational resources, including medical journals, conferences, and online courses, to help physicians stay up-to-date on the latest developments in their field. The organization also advocates for policies that support high-quality, affordable healthcare for all patients.
In addition to its work in the United States, the ACP is also involved in international efforts to improve healthcare around the world. The organization collaborates with other medical societies and government agencies to address global health issues, such as infectious disease outbreaks and the growing burden of chronic conditions like diabetes and heart disease.
The ACP is governed by an elected Board of Regents and is led by a president, who serves a one-year term. The organization is funded by membership dues, grants, and donations, and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.