Greetings from the PA Chapter of the ACP. As the governor of the Eastern Region I encourage you to explore our new website.
Briefly, I graduated from the Medical College of Pennsylvania (now Drexel College of Medicine) and completed my residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. Following my payback years at Fort Campbell, KY, I and my family moved to Harrisburg. Currently, I am a general internist practicing outpatient medicine at Penn State Health in Hershey, the Medical Director of the Internal Medicine East Clinic, and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Penn State College of Medicine.
As Governor, my first and foremost goal is to ensure that the ACP is of value to you. This website is designed to help you navigate many of the opportunities offered by the ACP. These include advocacy, membership outreach, social media, and educational programs, among many others. There is also information of interest to all levels of training and practices. Students, check out the Internal Medicine Interest Groups. Residents, see the links to the regional poster and Doctors Dilemma competitions as well as links to the national ACP site where you can order discounted board review material and MKSAP. If you have an interest in advocacy either at the local, state or national level check out the Advocacy section where you will find a huge amount of information from our state lobbyist and links to advocacy podcasts. Join us for advocacy days at the state capitol and for meetings with local legislators. And follow the page for updates on upcoming events at the regional, state and national level. There is also the opportunity to participate in our Speakers Bureau. I invite you to explore the entire page to find information and opportunities that interest you.
I would love to help set up other programs including early career physicians, women in medicine, and underrepresented minorities. The large geographical area encompassed in the Eastern Region is challenging, but newer technologies can make this happen. Speaking of which, anyone with an interest in social media is strongly encouraged to offer any input and assistance with making this platform better.
I welcome any feedback, ideas and additional content that you feel should be included in the site.
Lawrence H. Jones MD, FACP
Governor, ACP Eastern Region