Access the digital 3rd quarter issue of the WCMS Bulletin: 2019 House of Delegates Resolutions, Get to Know Your District Director, WCMS Statement Opposing Family Separation, Opioid Summit, Share Your Stories, & More!
Washtenaw County had an active and engaged presence at MSMS and has not been afraid to challenge policies and, this year, the MSMS plan for governance reform. In this issue, WCMS President Evelyn Eccles desribes in her essay, Making Sausage, how she and the Washtenaw County delegation offered and defended an alternative to the governance plan that MSMS had put forward. The HOD agreed and passed it overwhelmingly.
There continues to be activity and controversy regarding the opioid epidemic. In Washtenaw, there were two important educational programs related to this. One, co-sponsored by University of Michigan/OPEN and Harvard University, billed as a University of Michigan - Harvard University Summit, was devoted to the broad background issues leading up to the crisis. The second, put on by WCMS, was entitled Navigating the Opioid Waters and offered practical information for physicians dealing with opioid-dependent patients.
The medical student perspective is offered by students who attended the state HOD meeting in May and the follow-up AMA meeting in June. It is great to see the active interest our students are taking.
In Share Your Story, nephrologist Richard Swartz, MD, describes patient care at its best in an affecting, poignant story about a special house call.
Finally, the Bulletin interviews Larry Junck, MD, Washtenaw County's new district director and member of the MSMS Board of Directors. Get to know him!
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