Dr. Carethers awarded mastership in American College Physicians

October 26, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Accolades and Milestones

John M. Carethers, M.D., has been awarded mastership in the American College of Physicians, the national organization of internists.

Carethers, the John G. Searle Professor and Chair of Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School, works with patients who have familial colon cancer syndromes. His research interests include familial cancer and polyposis syndromes, mechanisms of tumor progression, tumor genetics, tumor markers, DNA mismatch repair, molecular pathology, TGF-beta superfamily signaling in cancer progression, and colorectal cancer disparities. He joined the U-M faculty in 2009.

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 College products and educational programs. Volunteer and community service is also taken into consideration.

ACP will honor new Masters at Convocation during Internal Medicine Meeting 2017, ACP\’s annual scientific conference. The meeting is March 30-April 1 in San Diego.

The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States. ACP members include 148,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness.


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