Prof. Patrick C. Alguire

American College of Physicians, USA


Patrick Alguire, MD, FACP received his medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine in 1975. He completed a categorical residency in internal medicine at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in 1978 and was certified in internal medicine in the same year.

From 1979 to 1995 Dr. Alguire was on the faculty of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, achieving the rank of Professor and Chief of General Medicine. From 1995 to 1998, Dr. Alguire was on the faculty of the University of Florida College of Medicine.

In 1998, Dr. Alguire joined the American College of Physicians (ACP), where he directed the Community-Based Teaching Project. Dr. Alguire was appointed editor-in-chief of the Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP) for editions 14, 15, 16, and 18. Dr. Alguire was founding editor and editor-in-chief for Board Basics, Teaching in Your Office: A Guide to Instructing Medical Students and Residents, Internal Medicine Essentials for Students, MKSAP for Students, MKSAP Digital for Students, Clinical Shorts, and Virtual Dx. From 2010 to 2017, Dr. Alguire was Senior Vice President for Medical Education, overseeing all of the educational activities for ACP, the nation’s largest medical specialty organization.

Dr. Alguire has been the recipient of many awards, including the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Excellence in Teaching Students Award in 1980, 1982, 1983, and 1984 and the Excellence in Teaching Residents Award in 1982, 1986, 1990, and 1993. The College of Human Medicine awarded Dr. Alguire the Distinguished Clinician Award in 1990 and the Outstanding Alumni Award in 1997. In 2002, Dr. Alguire received the Michigan State University Distinguished Alumni Award. In 2016 Dr. Award received the Laureate Award from the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Physicians.

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