ACP Services is committed to supporting efforts that improve the practice of internal medicine. Our mission is to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of internal medicine.
Membership and Governance
Members of the American College of Physicians (ACP) are automatically granted membership in ACP Services. ACP Services membership numbers about 137,000 members, including medical students. Members are physicians in general internal medicine and related subspecialties, including cardiology, gastroenterology, nephrology, endocrinology, hematology, rheumatology, neurology, pulmonary disease, oncology, infectious diseases, allergy and immunology, and geriatrics. ACP Services is governed by a Board of Directors, elected from among the membership.
ACP Services Programs
ACP Services PAC is the political action committee sponsored by the American College of Physicians Services, Inc. to advocate for the interests of internal medicine physicians and their patients. It is a voluntary, nonpartisan political organization established in 2004 to increase the participation of internists and internal medicine sub-specialists in the electoral process and enable the specialty to play a more active role in the development of federal policy on health care.
Advocacy Services - ACP Services provides advocacy services to the American College of Physicians (ACP) in support of its public policy agenda. ACP Services' Legislative Affairs Department advocates on behalf of federal legislation that implements ACP policy. It develops coalitions and strategic partnerships in support of the ACP legislative agenda. The Legislative Affairs Department organizes Leadership Day to facilitate meetings between ACP leaders and members of Congress. Other programs within the Legislative Affairs Department aim to maintain and build grassroots lobbying efforts, inform members about the impact of legislative developments on their practices and increase the effectiveness of the Advocates for Internal Medicine Network.