WVU Charleston Drs. Ihle and Rose Elected Fellows of American College of Physicians

Congratulations to Rayan Ihle, MD, FACP and Brandon Rose, DO, FACP of the West Virginia University School of Medicine Charleston Campus Department of Internal Medicine on achieving their Fellow designation from the American College of Physicians (ACP), the largest society of internists in the world.

An internist is a specialist who provides nonsurgical medical care to adults and adolescents. Fellows of ACP are a distinguished group of doctors dedicated to continuing education in medical practice, teaching, or research. Fellowship is an honorary designation given to recognize ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine. Fellowship in ACP is a mark of distinction. It says that your doctor has made special efforts to be a better doctor. Ultimately, it says your doctor cares about delivering high-quality health care.

To be elected a Fellow, doctors must show that they are always growing and learning. They may show this through activities, such as teaching, hospital appointments, public service, continuing medical education, publishing scientific articles, and advanced training. They must also be recommended by other ACP Fellows who must attest to their character, ethics, and excellence in professional medical activities.

"We are proud that Dr. Ihle and Dr. Rose have been recognized by other internists for excellence and skill in medical practice, teaching, and research,” said Dr. John Linton, Dean of the WVU Charleston Campus School of Medicine. “Their continuing scholarship and professional accomplishments have not only brought themselves recognition but reflect the entire medicine department’s commitment to excellence in teaching and care delivery.”

Since 1975, over 35,000 physicians have earned ACP Fellowship, a mark of distinction representing the pinnacle of integrity, professionalism, and scholarship for those who aspire to pursue careers in Internal Medicine.