January 13, 2014
Thomas Cooney, M.D., MACP, professor of medicine and governor of the Oregon chapter of the American College of Physicians, recently addressed the Taiwan Society of Internal Medicine.
During the 2013 meeting in Taipei City, Taiwan, Dr. Cooney spoke about global trends and workforce challenges and the current status of graduate medical education for internal medicine in the U.S. Read about his experience in the January 2014 newsletter of the ACP. Here is an excerpt:
On Sunday morning, Dr. Kurokawa and I presented lectures during a session that focused on global trends and challenges in health and the current status of internal medicine GME in the United States. In keeping with his designation by Foreign Policy magazine as one of the top 100 Global Thinkers, Dr. Kurokawa provided a thought provoking presentation on the major changes and threats facing the world and their implications for health and health care. I focused my presentation on the current structure and output of US internal medicine GME, highlighting a challenge we share with Taiwan, namely producing new primary care internists, while discussing the broader educational principles that define our current GME structure. This served as an excellent platform to highlight the ACP’s recent statement on Dynamic Clinical Care Teams and to discuss changes driven by implementation of the NAS (Next Accreditation System).
Dr. Cooney was elected governor of the ACP Oregon chapter in April 2013, and his term runs through April 2017.