Physician group welcomes foreign doctors as observers
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted May 17, 2004
The American College of Physicians is starting an international program to give seven scholarships each year to internists or subspecialists of internal medicine from outside the United States and Canada to observe and study with U.S. doctors.
John Tooker, MD, executive vice president and CEO of the ACP, said, "Through this program the American College of Physicians and the Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative [which is funding the program] hope to make a positive impact on the practice of medicine throughout the world."
The first recipient, Dr. Norah Olubunmi Akinola, an internist and hematologist from Nigeria, will study the diagnosis and management of HIV/AIDS patients at New York's Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Note: This item originally appeared at http://www.ama-assn.org/amednews/2004/05/17/prbf0517.htm.