OCMS Board Member Manveen Saluja, MD, discusses the physicians responsibility to view problems from the patient’s perspective to get a better understanding of what the real problem is. “Patients that are not knowledgeable about anatomy, physiology or disease process, are non-native English speakers, or don’t express themselves in a typical fashion are too often dismissed simply because physicians training is to recognize disease through book described symptoms. Although it is good to know “buzz words”, a physician can help patients by listening with an expanded perception and an open mind. "
OCMS Executive Director, Cindy Dady, recaps a medical student event and explains how important OCMS membership is for students, residents and young physicians. "The future of healthcare is yours. If you don't like the way something is going, get involved now to change it. The world of health care is changing every day, it can seem scary and daunting, but I urge our medical students and young physicians to get involved now. Take the time to learn about policy and how to shape it to the health care community you want to practice in.” - Young Physicians: Networking and Advocacy