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About the Chapter
Claudio L. Urosa, MD, FACP
Dr. Urosa serves as the official representative of the College for the Venezuela Chapter, providing a link between members at the local level and leadership at the national level. To learn more about Dr. Urosa, read his bio.
Welcome Letter (English) | Saludos del Gobernador | Past Governors
Dr. Aquiles Rafael Salas Jiménez selected for advancement to Mastership
Dr. Salas was officially recognized with ACP Mastership during the 2021 Internal Medicine Meeting. Masterships are awarded because of “personal character, positions of honor, contributions towards furthering the purposes of the ACP, eminence in practice or in medical research, or other attainments in science or in the art of medicine.” Dr. Salas is the Director of the Luis Razetti Medical School at the Universidad Central Venezuela and Associate Professor at Universidad Central de Venezuela Medical School. He served as the Director of the Administrative Council of the National Geriatric and Gerontology Institute from 1994 to 2008. Dr. Salas served as Governor of the ACP Venezuela Chapter from 2013 to 2017.
Venezuela Chapter receives 2021 Chapter Excellence Bronze Award
We are pleased to announce that our chapter is in receipt of the Bronze Level of the 2021 Chapter Excellence Award! The award recognizes chapters that achieve basics in chapter management. In order to achieve the Chapter Excellence Award, chapters must meet twenty-one Bronze criteria. Criteria include such activities as being involved in advocacy activities, communicating with members, having a chapter/regional scientific meeting along with a planning committee, having a sound financial structure in place, recruiting and advancing members and having an awards committee that identifies candidates for local or national awards. We would like to extend a special thanks to those chapter members who assisted us in all of these endeavors! For their hard work and dedication, we received this award.
Dr. Eduardo Morales Briceño received the 2020 ACP Venezuela Chapter Laureate Award for his outstanding care for and dedication to patients, his mentorship and support of students and colleagues, and his significant contributions to medicine. He has previously received the Community Service Award in 2008 and 2014. He has spent many years at la Universidad Central de Venezuela y Escuela de Medicina “José María Vargas”.