Free Medical Society Membership
The Washtenaw County Medical Society offers house officers free memberships to the Michigan State Medical Society and Washtenaw County Medical Society.
Every year Washtenaw County Medical Society offers free 1-year scholarships to join the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) and Washtenaw County Medical Society (WCMS). This is a great opportunity to gain access to information about current controversies in health care, which MSMS advocates actively at the state and federal level (such as medical malpractice issues, scope of practice for advanced practice nurses), and WCMS handles locally, plus other issues facing practicing physicians from which residents are often insulated from until they get into practice.
If you are interested, you can also voluntarily participate in committees which meet periodically (not often!) on legislative issues, policy/practice issues, health information technology, etc. WCMS has over 1,200 members, many who are leaders in healthcare at UMHS, and include Dr. Jack Billi, the associate EVPMA of UMHS. Dr. Billi also serves as a WCMS Executive Board member and the MSMS Secretary.
The 2018 scholarships are available through this link: Medical Society Application