Richard P. Holm, M.D., has been selected for advancement to Mastership with the American College of Physicians (ACP). ACP bylaws state that Masters shall be Fellows who have been selected because of “personal character, positions of honor, contributions towards furthering the purposes of the ACP, eminence in practice or in medical research, or other attainments in science or in the art of medicine.” Masters must be highly accomplished individuals. Evidence of their achievements can come from many types of endeavors such as research, education, health care initiatives, volunteerism and administrative positions. The Master must be distinguished by the excellence and significance of his or her contributions to the field of medicine. Dr. Holm joins a select group of South Dakota ACP members who have achieved Mastership status: Jack Barker, Donald Humphreys, Mary Nettleman, Rodney Parry and Robert Talley.
This story originally appeared in the Fall/Winter 2014 issue of South Dakotan M.D. magazine. Read the full issue.