Residents Frequently Asked Questions

  • Why should I join the ACP?
  • What is the relationship of TXACP to ACP, and do I need to join both?
  • What has the ACP done for me (a resident)?
  • Will being a member of the ACP help me to pass the ABIM test?
  • Will the TXACP help me in practice?

Q: Why should I join the ACP?

A: By joining the American College of Physicians, you will stand out among your peers as members of the largest medical specialty society. You will also have the opportunity to explore the internal medicine profession. Residents in the ACP enjoy a variety of benefits that enhance their professional and personal life and they gain access to some of the most advanced electronic products and services for internists. In addition, Residents are eligible for substantial discounts on many of the College's programs, products and services and have access to an extensive network of internal medicine mentors.

View a Complete list of Member Benefits here.

Q: What is the relationship of TXACP to ACP, and do I need to join both?

A: The American College of Physicians acts locally through its chapters and regions. TXACP is the Texas Chapter of the ACP. These chapters and regions offer a variety of services, including scientific meetings, opportunities for residents, community-based teaching programs, public policy initiatives, preceptorships for medical students, and awards.

Nationally, ACP membership includes about 115,000 members, including physicians, medical residents, and 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.

There are six classes of membership: Medical Student Member, Associate, Member, Fellow, Master, and Honorary Fellow, each reflecting various stages of physicians' careers.

Dues for Associate members are $99.00 per year (July through June), and are prorated quarterly by election date. July-Sept $99.00; Oct.-Dec. $74.25; Jan.-March $49.50; April-June dues are waived.

Membership in the national ACP implies membership in the local region/chapter based on the zip code of the member's preferred mailing address. (Associate members are not charged chapter dues).  Click here to find out more.

Q: What has the ACP done for me (a resident)?

A: The ACP offers residents information on finding a fellowship, creating a CV, setting up a practice, up-to-date job listings from around the country, listing of residency and fellowship programs, and much more through its Career Resource Center.

The ACP Council of Resident/Fellow Members responds to requests from the Board of Regents, committees and staff for review of programs, products and services. Advise the Board of Regents and Board of Governors:

  • Enhancing the quality of internal medicine postgraduate training
  • Increasing the value of membership among Resident/Fellow Member members
  • Strengthening chapter level activities and relationships at residency/fellowship training programs
  • Aligning council activities with the College’s Strategic Plan

Q: Will being a member of the ACP help me to pass the ABIM test?

A: Being a member of the ACP will provide you with direct access to the knowledge resources that could aid you in successfully passing the ABIM exam. Some of the resources include ACP Board Review Courses and MKSAP. Click here to find out more about Certification

Q: Will the TXACP help me in practice?

A: Visit the TXACP Practice Management Center, where you will find Texas-specific resources, as well as a link to ACP's Practice Management Center (PMC). PMC's free assistance to members covers the full spectrum of business issues associated with running and working in a medical practice. Included are practical written guides, practice management tools, and personalized advice to help College members improve practice performance. These PMC resources, plus FAQs, comparative data, and access to PMC staff specialists, are available via the "members only" section of PMC's web page, an important member benefit.

The Texas Chapter also hosts an online Career Center for positions available in Texas.

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Member Feedback Requested on ACP Resolutions

The 2019 Fall BOG Meeting is in September and members are encouraged to provide feedback via chapter survey by August 31.

Mark Your Calendar!

Texas Chapter Annual Scientific Meeting
October 25-27, 2019, JW Marriott San Antonio