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WCMS Bulletin: Fall 2020 Edition

Access the digital 3rd quarter issue of the WCMS Bulletin: Why Join WCMS, Rethinking the MSMS House of Delegates, WCMS and Washtenaw County Health Department Host 2nd Annual Cannabis in Practice Webseries, and More! What to Look for in this Edition of the WCMS Bulletin from Editor Richard Burney, MD: In this issue of the Bulletin, once…
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WCMS Bulletin: Summer Edition

Access the digital 2nd quarter issue of the WCMS Bulletin: Executive Council Statement on Health Disparities and Institutionalized Racism, Changes to Michigan's New Auto No-Fault Law, WCMS Convenes County-Wide COVID-19 Workgroup to Share Information about COVID-19 Crisis, Share Your Story, Membership News, Washtenaw County Health Department Medical Director Report, & More! What to Look for…
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Executive Council Statement on Health Disparities and Institutionalized Racism

As many across the country are doing, the Washtenaw County Medical Society must also speak out and confess our inaction and failure, both personal and political, to address the continued problems of racial inequities both in health care and society at-large. Two events catalyzed this most recent unrest in 2020. The first is the COVID-19 pandemic,…
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WCMS Bulletin: Spring 2020 Edition

Access the digital 1st quarter issue of the WCMS Bulletin: President's Message on COVID-19, COVID-19 Resources, January Action Day in Lansing, Share Your Story, MedConnect Event Summary, Highlights of the Executive Council Meeting, Washtenaw County Health Department Medical Director Report, & More! This issue of the WCMS Bulletin is finally arriving, a little bit late, because…
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President’s Message on COVID-19

President's Message on COVID-19 As president of the Washtenaw County Medical Society, I'm writing to inform you of the work we're doing to support and facilitate the county-wide response to COVID-19. I hope our efforts will result in the lowest per capita infection rate and lowest per capita death rate in the state, the country,…
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WCMS Bulletin: Winter 2019 Edition

Access the digital 4th quarter issue of the WCMS Bulletin: Growing a Medical Society, Reflections on Retirement, Advocacy Updates, Cannabis 101 Resources, & More! In this issue of the WCMS Bulletin, Evelyn Eccles, MD wraps up her very successful year as WCMS President with a forward-looking essay on the importance of medical students and their ideas.…
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WCMS Bulletin: Summer/Fall 2019 Edition

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…
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WCMS Bulletin: Spring 2019 Edition

Access the digital 2nd quarter WCMS Bulletin of 2019: Addressing 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…
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WCMS Bulletin: Inaugural 2019 Edition

Access the digital 1st quarter WCMS Bulletin of 2019: The Case for Organized Medicine, MSMS Legislative Report, 2019 Membership Events, & More! This year’s new President, Evelyn Eccles, MD, makes the case for "organized medicine" and how it is reorganizing to meet the challenges of change. Review MSMS’ End-of-Year Legislative Report and take a deep-dive on two…
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WCMS Bulletin: Fall/Winter Edition

Access the digital 4th quarter WCMS Bulletin of 2018: Medicine and Politics, Candidate Forum and MedConnect Highlights, Holiday News, 2018 in Review, & more! In keeping with the election, President Nnodim, MD, PhD offers a scholarly and timely dissertation on "Medicine and Politics," accompanied by a report on the WCMS October Candidate Forum, which was attended by a record number…
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