Senior Physicians

2018 SPS Interim Meeting highlights

The AMA-SPS sponsored an educational program with the Council on Medical Education on Saturday entitled, "Older and Wiser: Assessing Competency of Elder Physicians."

This well-attended program featured Lynne M. Kirk, MD, immediate past chair, Council on Medical Education and Sheila M. Loboprabhu, MD, associate professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.

The panelists were Barbara S. Schneidman, MD, delegate and Barbara A. Hummel, MD, officer at-large, from the Senior Physicians Section (SPS) Governing Council.  This program reviewed current evidence and research regarding the assessment of senior/late career physicians.

The AMA’s Council on Medical Education worked in collaboration with the SPS to identify organizations to work together on the AMA Work Group on Assessment of Senior/Late Career Physicians over the last three years.  Council on Medical Education Report 1-I-18 will be the product, in part, of these discussions.

SPS Governing Council meeting recap

The SPS Governing Council met Friday, Nov. 9 to review HOD resolutions and reports related to senior physician issues, summarize reports from the education and strategy subcommittees, and discuss future educational program topics.  During the Assembly meeting, Richard Deem, SVP of Advocacy, provided a keynote on the future of healthcare in this political environment. The Assembly Meeting included discussion of SPS business items and a call for SPS Governing Council nominations in early 2019.