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Ben Thompson, MD Achieves Mastership from American College of Physician

photo of Dr. Ben ThompsonMemorial Medical Group Pulmonologist/Critical Care Specialists Ben Thompson, MD has been elected to Mastership by the American College of Physicians. Over the past year, unknown to Dr. Thompson, a number of his colleagues and peers have been assembling a dossier outlining the impact he has had on the community, the profession of medicine, medical science and his patients. Dr. Thompson has practiced medicine at Memorial since 1982.

According to the American College of Surgeons, Mastership is conferred only on a select number of worthy candidates who are deemed distinguished through a combination of achievements, including the practice of internal medicine, academic contributions to our specialty, and service to the College. In making decisions about each candidate’s suitability for Mastership, the Committee considered qualities such as strength of character, integrity, perseverance, leadership, compassion, and devotion, as well as clinical expertise and commitment to advancing the art and science of medicine.

Emphasis was placed on service as a teacher and mentor, advocacy for quality in internal medicine, a commitment to social justice, deep interest in people, and the creation of communities of medicine. Additionally, those elected to Mastership should be "citizen physicians," educational innovators, humanists, and learner-teachers who inspire others to seek high standards and excellence in our cherished specialty of Internal Medicine.