To foster programs that enable physicians to form a professional community in the practice of medicine.
To provide opportunities for physicians to participate in the governance and decision-making of health care policies that affect the communities that they serve.
To promote and develop a cooperative working relationship among physicians.
To provide opportunities for physician educatin and professional development.
Association of Chinese American Physicians USA, Inc (ACAP)
Eastern Chinese American Physicians IPA, INC (ECAP)
The Association of Chinese American Physicians (ACAP) is a not for profit professional organization of Chinese American physicians and Physicians that care for the Chinese community (www.acaponline.org). One of ACAP’s objectives is to promote quality healthcare through physician networking and professional development. Since its inception in New York in 1995, ACAP’s national membership has grown to over 720 physicians, mostly from the metropolitan New York and New Jersey areas; we have chapters in Westchester, Philadelphia and Washington as well, among them, over 100 junior members are Chinese Medical Graduates (CMG) who are actively pursuing their dream to became a doctor in United States.
Eastern Chinese American Physicians IPA (ECAP) is a for profit medical professional organization of active private practice physicians in New York Metro area with either a Chinese heritage themselves or serve the Chinese population. ECAP was founded in 2005 and has nearly 200 physicians currently in practice in New York City covering all variety of specialties.
ACAP and ECAP have jointly hosted scientific conferences, an annual convention, health fairs, public service announcements and holiday celebrations for our members and their families since 2005. This year our annual convention will feature an outstanding CME program including updates and innovations in medicine co-sponsored by 5 other Asian Pacific Islander (API) medical associations (KAMA, MAMES, JMSA, PCAMA, APICHA) and 5 hospitals (NYHQ, Beth Israel Medical Center, Lutheran Medical Center Flushing Hospital and Mount Sinai Hospital). Furthermore, the annual convention will also host three concurrent sessions for Pathology and Dermatopathology. A total of 5 to 15 CME credits will be awarded to participants during our general session.
To highlight the achievements that we have had in the past years:
* Hepatitis-B screening over the last 2 years with Mt. Sinai Hospital’s Liver Disease specialists as part of the HONE project (Tzu Zhi Foundation, ACAP health Fairs, Buddah Light Temple, Herald Mission Church) of 295 patients, and we were able to offer free vaccines for patients without immunity to Hepatitis B and referred the hepatitis B carriers to our specialists for further treatment.
* Research in breast cancer (American Chinese Breast Cancer (ABC) project) together with NYHQ, submitted for publication. Research in osteoporosis screening in Chinese, in process of submitting for publication.
* Health Fairs annually for past 5 years in Flushing and Brooklyn Chinese Community
* Seminars for practice management for our members twice a year with focus on clinical outcomes, medical jurisprudence, office coding and billing, accounting basics, marketing and electronic health records. We have had IPRO, NYC REACH, MSSNY and other organizations lecture to our members about Meaningful Use, Accountable Care Organizations, PQRS, E-prescribe and Clinical Integration.
* Arrangement of mock interviews for the Chinese Medical Graduates division of ACAP which is comprised of medical students, residents and fellows from all over the country annually with participation from program directors and attending physicians. We have arranged much sought after observerships and research opportunities in many hospitals in NY including Beth Israel Medical Center, Lutheran Medical Center, NY Hospital Queens to better prepare those doctors wishing to enter into US medical system.
* Establishment of channel to help physicians in China to come to US for observership and short term on-site training
* Fund raisings with Asian Bar Association of NY, SUNY Levin Institute, North Shore/LIJ to help Szechuan earthquake victims; Fundraising for Homecrest Community Centers in Brooklyn – a senior social day care center which helps almost 2000 patients in the Bensonhurst and Gravesend communities.