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April 12, 2017
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In This Issue:
Sponsor Message: Membership Now Open to PAs (Left)
Register Now: Healthy Healer - Mindfulness in Medicine Retreat 4/22-23
Buncombe County Rx Take Back 4/29/17
WCMS Meets with Senator Van Duyn
Bowtie Briefing for 4/17/17
2017 Physician Salary Report
The Healthy Healer
WCMS Job Board
Register Now: Healthy Healer - Mindfulness in Medicine Retreat 4/22 & 23

This 2-day retreat is part of our Healthy Healer program and will focus on these topics:
* Mindfulness
* Resilience
* Narrative Medicine
* Appreciative Inquiry

Earn 13 hours CME. Click here for more information and to register. 

$100 scholarship available for residents and students! (please call to register at discounted rate, 274-2267 ext 1313)
Buncombe County Rx Take Back 4/29/17
Click here for flyer and details.
WCMS Meets with Senator Van Duyn

On Friday, April 7, WCMS CEO Miriam Schwarz and member physicians Drs. Mark McNeill and Will McLean met with Senator Van Duyn to discuss scope of practice and patient safety issues, and the STOP Act. It was a great meeting and we plan to invite her back later in the year. Stay tuned!
Bowtie Briefing for 4/7/17

2017 Physician Salary Report -- Just Released!

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The Healthy Healer
Physicians Must Stop Losing Their Own - from

"For physicians specifically, the suicide rate is evenly distributed between genders; making our occupation the one with the highest relative risk for women to die by suicide.  This is what I wish would change about being a female physician; we must stop losing our own. We need to support each other, love one another, and face our challenges together."
Click here to continue reading. 

Did you know that WCMS now offers discounted coaches that we've personally vetted through our Healthy Healer program? For more information about our coaches, send us an email.
WCMS Job Board

If you are a 100% Member Practice, posting job openings here is FREE! Click here for more information. 
WCMS is a thriving 700+ member professional association of the physicians of Western North Carolina, and a chartered component medical society of the NC Medical Society and the AMA. WCMS is an organization run by physicians, for physicians. In 2017, WCMS opened membership to physician assistants.

Our Mission
WCMS Association: WCMSA is the physicians' voice advocating for the health of the physician, the patient, and the community, through strengthening the physician-patient relationship.

WCMS Foundation: WCMSF is the physician and community-led charitable arm of the medical society improving access to quality healthcare, decreasing disparities in health, and promoting health & wellness.

Our Vision
To be a dynamic physician community dedicated to a healthy, vibrant Western North Carolina.
About WCMS
The purpose of WCMS is: 
  • To strengthen the voice of WNC physicians in advocating for the health of the medical profession, the health of the patient, and the health of our region
  • To inform, educate and prepare physicians for rapidly occurring changes in health care at national, state, and local levels
  • To share legislative and policy information and advocate on behalf of physicians in areas of mutual interest
  • To share available resources in areas of mutual interest
  • To promote physician-to-physician communication and dialogue in an open, honest and safe environment
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Photo: Miriam Schwarz, WCMS CEO
Miriam Schwarz

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Miriam Schwarz, MPA
WCMS CEO/Executive Director