Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012
News for Senior and Retired Physicians
AMA-SPG liaison meeting set for Nov. 10 in Hawaii
The next AMA Senior Physicians Group (SPG) Liaison Meeting will take place Nov. 10 in Honolulu in conjunction with the Interim Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates. The AMA-SPG Governing Council also will hold a discussion to address the issue of aging physician competency. Please plan to attend so that the discussion includes the physician perspective.
For further information or to verify a contact member for your state, contact Alice Reed of the AMA via email or at (312) 464-5523.
Nominate a colleague for volunteerism award
If you know a senior physician who has volunteered to provide treatment to U.S. patients who lack access to health care, then nominate him or her for the Jack B. McConnell, MD, Award for Excellence in Volunteerism.
Last year's Jack B. McConnell, MD, Award winner, Everett R. Rhoades, MD, founded the Association of American Indian Physicians and the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic, one of the largest urban Native American health centers in the nation. Dr. Rhoades continues to volunteer to support the clinic's long-range planning efforts and to ensure that urban American Indians receive high-quality health care while away from their traditional tribal homes. Watch a video of Dr. Rhoades' ongoing work.
The Jack B. McConnell, MD, Award is part of the AMA Foundation's Excellence in Medicine Awards, which honor a select group of physicians, residents, fellows and medical students who represent the highest standards of volunteerism, public service and leadership. The Excellence in Medicine Awards are presented in association with Pfizer Inc.
Nominations are due Nov. 16. Visit the Excellence in Medicine Awards Web page to access a nomination form and to learn more about the awards.