American College of Physicians appoints AdventHealth doctor to lead Florida chapter

Dr. George Everett.

Fla., Dr. George D. Everett, founding program director and current academic chair of the Internal Medicine residency program at AdventHealth Orlando, has been named Governor of the Florida Chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

The ACP is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the U.S. ACP membership includes 159,000 internal medicine physicians, related subspecialists and medical students. The ACP Board of Governors is an advisory board to the Board of Regents and implements national projects in addition to representing members at the national level.

Governors are elected by local ACP members and serve four-year terms. Working with a Governor’s Council, Dr. Everett will supervise ACP chapter activities, appoint members to chapter committees and preside at regional meetings.

Dr. Everett is a junior-year Alpha Omega Alpha graduate of the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He completed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, and holds a Master of Science in epidemiology from the University of Iowa. He became of Master of ACP (MACP) in 2019, which recognizes outstanding and extraordinary career accomplishments.

Within the ACP, Dr. Everett has served on the Governor’s Council, as chair of the Education Committee and as program chair of the Scientific Meeting. He’s received the ACP Florida Teacher of the Year and Laureate Awards and was named Teacher of the Year for both University of Central Florida College of Medicine and Florida State University College of Medicine.

Additionally, Dr. Everett worked as a volunteer for Shepherd’s Hope Clinic and served as a medical missionary in the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Nicaragua and Peru.