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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Why Organized Medicine is Dying (And What We Can Do to Save It)

Read this and other articles in the new issue of the WCMS Bulletin! http://digital.turn-page.com/i/265831 By Sarah Michael When I arrived at the University of Michigan Medical School a year and a half ago, I was inundated by numerous student organizations with lofty goals and big ideas. Most eye-catching to me was our Medical Student chapter…
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WCMS Bulletin 1st Quarter 2014 Available Online

The 2014 1st Quarter WCMS Bulletin is now available online in turn-page! http://digital.turn-page.com/i/265831 To download to your iPad 1. Download the MediaWire app. 2. Go into the app. In the upper right corner is a button “Categories.” Tap on that for a dropdown list of all available categories. Select “Community Magazines.” 3. There may be…
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New AMA Medical Student Leadership Selected for 2014

WCMS welcomes the new AMA medical student officers for 2014. Leadership transition will take place in the next few weeks, with the new officers taking charge in mid-March. Co-Presidents: Andy Zureick and Adriana Coleska External Vice President: Vadim Rosin Internal Vice President: Vince Pallazola Treasurer: Jason Chan Secretary: Sujay Paknikar Alternate National Delegate: Maia Anderson
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Jeffrey S. Kutcher, MD, to Speak at General Session on March 12, 2014

Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher is a sports neurologist in the Department of Neurology at the University of Michigan. He is the Director of Michigan NeuroSport, the university’s academic sports neurology program, where he oversees clinical care, education, and research activities. This academic year, his NeuroSport program began training the first fellow in sports neurology in the…
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Alfred Meyer Comes to Michigan Monday, February 17, 2014

Michigan Physicians for Social Responsibility Welcomes Alfred Meyer comes to Michigan for a speaking tour "Nuclear Power: What You Need to Know about Price, Pollution and Proliferation" Dr. Jeffrey Patterson, former PSR President was originally scheduled for this speaking tour and died of a sudden heart attack on 1.23.2013. We continue this tour in his…
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Protecting Children from Gun Violence

The American Academy of Pediatrics has long advocated to end gun violence in children's lives. In this video, pediatricians describe how the prevention of gun violence is a child health issue, and advocate to keep children safe where they live, learn and play. http://youtu.be/4mzikawXXh0
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SGR Repeal Legislation Introduced

Staff for the chairmen and ranking minority members of the three Congressional committees of jurisdiction briefed physician groups this afternoon on the results of their bicameral, bipartisan negotiations on repealing the SGR. The “SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014,” which was introduced by Rep. Michael Burgess, MD (R-TX) in the House…
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How physicians are compensated—New study reveals payment methods

New data on physician compensation methods show that many physicians in non-solo practice settings are paid through a blend of methods, and salary was reported as the most common type of compensation. The AMA’s new Policy Research Perspectives report summarizes the findings from a 2012 survey of physicians. The survey asked physicians to specify which…
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