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Written by Cindy Dady, OCMS Executive Director
Recently, I had the pleasure of joining several Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB) students for a night of Detroit Tigers baseball. This event was held jointly with the Wayne County Medical Society of Southeast Michigan and Wayne State University School of Medicine students. OCMS had nine sets of tickets in a Tigers suite that we raffled off to our medical students and young physicians. The game didn’t end well for the Tigers, but the company and conversation made the night very enjoyable for those who attended.
OCMS tries to schedule at least two social networking functions a year with our young physicians and medical students. We feel the opportunity to network is very important. We also love the enthusiasm felt by these individuals. They are at the beginning of what we hope will be a long career in medicine, caring for others and making a difference in the health care community.
Today, I was given the opportunity by the AMA student representatives at OUWB to talk to a group of medical students about what OCMS does to involve the medical students in advocacy. Doctor Paul Bozyk, the AMA faculty advisor and OCMS Board member, talked to the students first about why they need to get involved in organized medicine. He explained how important the AMA was because it allows students to have a voice in what they feel is important to health care.
I wanted the students to know that we fully support them when they join the AMA, MSMS and OCMS. We offer them financial support when they attend the AMA interim or annual meetings, we offer them networking opportunities, whether social or in the way of community service. We have committees they may join such as:
As I was talking to two of the medical students before I left, I said to them "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.
If you are not a member of the AMA, MSMS or OCMS, please consider joining. It is a worthwhile investment. Click here for more information.
Registration closes next Thursday, September 22nd for the Michigan Bullying Prevention Conference, complete with national keynotes to inspire you with strategies to strengthen your bullying prevention efforts or begin a program in your school or community, as well as networking opportunities to share what is working and learn about new resources in our region. The event program is available here.
"At any point in time, we're struggling - we're always fighting something that makes the future look pretty bleak. And yet, I have a very optimistic view of the future of healthcare, I really believe that we ARE getting better."
Our guest speaker for the 2016 OCMS Annual Membership Meeting has a unique perspective on healthcare in America - but he has good reason. Dr. Bauer has published more than 225 articles, books, web pages, and videos on health care delivery. He speaks frequently to national and international audiences about key trends in health care, medical science, technology, information systems, reimbursement, public policy, health reform, and creative problem-solving. We are honored to have him come and share his expertise with our members.
It's not too late to RSVP for this free members-only event! Register by emailing Cindy Dady at firstname.lastname@example.org
The OCMS bulletin is available now!! Here's a look at what is inside.
Annual Meeting: Get to know our speaker for the 2016 Annual Meeting, Jeffrey Bauer, PhD. Dr. Bauer is an internationally recognized health futurist and medical economist .As an independent industry thought leader, he forecasts the evolution of health care and develops practical approaches to improving the medical sector of the American economy.
OUWB student selected for Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute: Jeanne Wigant, a fourth year medical student at OUWB, is one of just 30 scholarship winners nationwide selected who participated in the Family Medicine Leads Emerging Leader Institute.
John Dorsey, Jr., MD: A Colorful Life: After fifty years as a physician, Dr. Dorsey has an incredible number of stories to tell. Ranging from being the last person alive who knew Sigmund Freud personally, delivering a baby in a garage, and being featured on the Walter Cronkite and Mike Douglas shows, we share our conversation with him about his incredible career.
Meet Your Legislator, featuring Representative Jim Tedder: Meet Your Legislator is a new column aiming to familiarize our members with the representatives that advocate on our behalf. Tedder shares his background with us, as well as what bills he is rooting for in the health policy committee.
Physician Spotlight, Anthony Youn, MD: Dr. Youn shares about his experiences on the Rachael Ray Show, and shares his tips about websites and social media. "The first step is always to practice your field of medicine to the best of your ability. Once you are confident you are doing that, then set up a good website with a lot of content. The internet is king, and king of the internet is content."
The bulletin is available now if you click here! If you'd prefer a physical copy, email Cindy Dady at email@example.com