American College of Osteopathic Internists

The American College of Osteopathic Internists (ACOI) was founded in 1941 as a way to improve the care osteopathic internists provided to their patients. As a professional association with more than 9,600 members, the college bases all of its activities on four pillars: education; community; leadership; and health and wellness.

According to ACOI, osteopathic internal medicine specialists comprise 40% of primary care physicians in the U.S., and internists are the most highly compensated of the three largest primary care specialties (family practice, pediatrics, internal medicine). ACOI describes osteopathic internal medicine as "more"—more than understanding a single organ system; more than expertise in one set of procedures; more than a concern for one gender, one age, one patient seen one time for one problem. “The internist is an expert in health promotion, disease prevention, continuing care and managing patients with advanced disease.”

ACOI provides continuing medical education for its members through events, webinars and on-demand learning. It also supports self-care for members as medical professionals.

Executive Member Since: 
February 2021
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