Samuel Silver, M.D., Ph.D. elected as a Master of the American College of Physicians (ACP)

Samuel M. Silver, M.D., Ph.D., assistant dean for research and professor of internal medicine, has been elected as a Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP), by the Awards Committee and Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

Mastership is conferred upon a select number of candidates who are considered distinguished in the practice of Internal Medicine.

The ideal candidate is described by the ACP as someone who “inspires others to set high standards for quality in the practice of medicine…” and who embodies the following qualities: “strength of character, integrity, bravery, perseverance, compassion, devotion, and steadiness, as well as clinical competence. Emphasis is placed on service as a mentor, advocacy for quality in medicine, a commitment to social justice, deep interest in people, and the creation of communities of medicine…”

The Mastership will be presented on April 11, 2013 at the ACP’s Convocation ceremony, in San Francisco, Calif.

The American College of Physicians is a national organization of internal medicine physicians. With 133,000 members, ACP is the largest medical-specialty organization and second largest physician group in the United States, providing information and advocacy for its members.