Our Mission

To promote quality health care for all Texans by strengthening the practice of internal medicine

Organization Profile

The Texas Chapter of the ACP represents more than 8,000 physicians, residents, and student members. The American College of Physicians is a diverse community of internal medicine specialist and subspecialists united by a commitment to excellence. ACP is the largest medical-specialty society in the world with 161,000 members in countries across the globe.

About Internal Medicine

An Internist specializes in internal medicine, a discipline focused on the care of adults emphasizing use of the best medical science available in caring for their patients through thoughtful, meaningful doctor-patient relationships. A minimum of three to seven or more years of medical school and postgraduate training are dedicated to learning how to prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases that affect adult patients.

Internal Medicine Subspecialists

Some internists subspecialize in a more focused area of internal medicine. Subspecialists undergo training (called “Fellowship”) that require and additional one to three years or more beyond the three-year internal medicine residency. These physicians often are referred to by their area of specialty. The training an internist receives to subspecialize in a specialty qualifies them to manage very complex issues and often perform advanced clinical procedures.