Keith Armitage, MD, Awarded Mastership in the ACP

Keith Armitage, MD, has been awarded Mastership in the American College of Phsyicians.

Cleveland, OH – (April, 2019) Keith B. Armitage, MD, MACP, Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University and Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, has been awarded Mastership in the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists.

Dr. Armitage is internationally recognized for his educational work with Internal Medicine residency trainees and his clinical prowess. Always flexible and adaptable, Dr. Armitage is a leader amongst his peers, anticipating and forging national education trends, embracing regulatory changes within his residency program, offering his residents optimal opportunities to succeed and the very best training. In the changing medical climate, he maintains the ability to find the best aspects of medicine and to inspire his residents and colleagues to practice the best possible medicine. He is fierce in his loyalty to his trainees and works hard to tap the potential for success in each individual. Dr. Armitage is Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Training Program, holding the position for the past 26 years, and a member of the Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine. His primary professional focus has been post‐graduate medical education and clinical infectious diseases.

Election to Mastership recognizes outstanding and extraordinary career accomplishments. Masters must have made a notable contribution to medicine. This includes, but is not limited to teaching, outstanding work in clinical medicine (research or practice), contributions to preventive medicine, improvements in the delivery of health care, and/or contributions to the medical literature.

According to ACP bylaws, Masters are elected “on account of personal character, positions of honor, contributions toward furthering the purposes of the ACP, eminence in practice or in medical research, or other attainments in science or in the art of medicine.” ACP activities are also taken into consideration for all candidates. This includes service to the ACP in an official capacity, participation in chapter activities, and involvement in the development of ACP products and educational programs. Volunteer and community service is also taken into consideration.

ACP honored new Masters at the annual Convocation ceremony during Internal Medicine Meeting 2019, ACP's annual scientific conference, held April 11‐13 in Philadelphia, PA.

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