WCMS Bulletin: Spring 2019 Edition

Access the digital 2nd quarter WCMS Bulletin of 2019Addressing Vaccination Hesitancy; Washtenaw at MSMS House of Delegates; Dr. Mitchiner Completes Three Terms as District Director, Share Your Stories, and More!

This issue of the WCMS Bulletin offers a wide variety of informative articles on contemporary problems, as well as snapshots of medical history. Confronted as our nation is with a measles epidemic, you will want to read WCMS President Evelyn Eccles’ take on the vaccinations and why some persons don’t recognize the extreme importance of vaccinations to protect the public health of the community and learn about the Dunning-Kruger Effect.

The Bulletin pays tribute to Dr. Jim Mitchiner, who is completing three, outstanding terms as District Director and service on the MSMS Board, keeping WCMS well-informed about MSMS business and being one of our spokespersons in Lansing.

Regarding another societal epidemic, that of excessive incarceration, Dr. Jerry Walden, who has been recognized for his humanitarian work over many years, provides insight into his education in this regard while serving as a physician in a federal prison, and calls attention to ‘restorative justice,’ as an innovative and fairer way to deal with non-violent crime.

Dr. Richard Burney’s saga of being a medical student in 1968 continues with the events of the second half of a three-month rotation on surgery, his first skin-to-skin operation, making remarkably harsh judgments about my instructors, and attending a huge political rally for Eugene McCarthy at Fenway Park.

The wisdom of our medical students, as well as WCMS members, is reflected in the advocacy work and resolutions that have been submitted to the MSMS House of Delegates.

Finally, WCMS will host an Opioid Session on Thursday, May 16 at the Ann Arbor City Club. Register here to take advantage of this great CME opportunity!

Copies of the WCMS Bulletin are available at the WCMS office: 5 Research Drive, Suite C, Ann Arbor, MI 48103.

Table of Contents

President's Message: I Have Been Doing Some Research...
by Evelyn Eccles, MD

Washtenaw Prepares for 2019 House of Delegates Meeting

Jim Mitchiner, MD, MPH Completes Three Terms as District Director

Highlights from Medical Student Section Lobby Day, Spring 2019
by Phillip Yang, M1, UMMS

Share Your Story: Turning Point - From Prison to Restorative Justice
by Jerry Walden, MD

Share Your Story: The Principal Clinical Year 1968 - Part 7
by Richard Burney, MD

Washtenaw County Health Department Medical Director Report
by Jessie Kimbrough Marshall, MD, MPH


  • Membership News: Welcome New Members! 
  • Executive Council Meeting Highlights: April 2019
  • You're Invited to an Exclusive Membership Event and CME Opportunity: Navigating the Opioid Waters, Thursday, May 16

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