Heidi D. Nelson, M.D., M.P.H., M.A.C.P., F.R.C.P., professor of medical informatics and clinical epidemiology and medicine, was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in London on September 26, 2018. Dr. Nelson was one of 25 Masters of the American College of Physicians (M.A.C.P.) elected to fellowship to mark the 500th Anniversary of the RCP. The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States that includes 148,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students.
The RCP was established by King Henry VIII in 1518 as a professional organization for physicians. Its core mission is to drive improvements in health and healthcare through advocacy, education, and research.
Fellowship in the RCP is a prestigious honor held by some of the most innovative and exceptional physicians in the world. Election to fellowship is a mark of achievement and skill as a physician, and recognizes ongoing contributions to the profession. Fellows support and contribute to the RCP’s efforts to champion the values of the medical profession, promote and improve patient-centered care, influence the health care agenda, and improve standards in clinical practice.
Following are photos from the event. Dr. Nelson in the medicinal gardens at the Royal College of Physicians in London.
Fellowship processional with president professor Dame Jane Dacre, September 26, 2018.
Portrait of King Henry VIII.
Charter of incorporation for the College by King Henry VIII under the Great Seal, 1518.