FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
David A Johnson MD MACG FASGE MACP has been awarded Mastership in the American College of Physicians
Election to Mastership recognizes outstanding and extraordinary career accomplishments. Masters must have made a notable contribution to medicine.
This includes, but is not limited to teaching, outstanding work in clinical medicine (research or practice), contributions to preventive medicine, improvements in the delivery of health care, and/or contributions to the medical literature. For Virginia 3800 members there are 850 Fellows, but only 14 Masters. Dr Johnson was the only physician selected for Mastership from Virginia this year.
According to ACP bylaws, Masters are elected “on account of personal character, positions of honor, contributions toward furthering the purposes of the ACP, eminence in practice or in medical research, or other attainments in science or in the art of medicine.”
ACP activities are also taken into consideration for all candidates. This includes service to the ACP in an official capacity, participation in chapter activities, and involvement in the development of ACP products and educational programs. Volunteer and community service is also taken into consideration.
ACP honored new Masters at the annual Convocation ceremony during Internal Medicine Meeting 2019, ACP’s annual scientific conference, held April 11-13 in Philadelphia, PA.
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