Dawn DeWitt, MD, MSc, MACP to become local Governor of national doctors’ group

Boston, MA, (April 17, 2015) – Dawn DeWitt, MD, MSc, MACP, FRACP (Australia), FRCPC (Canada) will become Governor of the British Columbia Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists. Her term will begin during Internal Medicine 2015 – the ACP annual scientific meeting in Boston, MA, April 30-May 2.

A resident of Vancouver, British Columbia, Dr. DeWitt is a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. She is currently the Governor-Elect in transition for the ACP Governor position. Governors are elected by local ACP members and serve four-year terms. Working with a local council, they supervise ACP chapter activities, appoint members to local committees, and preside at regional meetings. They also represent members by serving on the ACP Board of Governors.

Dr. DeWitt earned her medical degree from Harvard Medical School and completed her internal medicine residency and a chief resident year at the University of Washington.

Dr. DeWitt was named a master of ACP (MACP) in 2014. Election to Mastership recognizes outstanding career accomplishments, excellence and notable contributions to the art of medicine and is the College’s highest membership class. She has been a fellow of ACP (FACP) since 1998. FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. The main areas of professional interest for Dr. DeWitt include the medical education and diabetes.

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