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August 17, 2020
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Who Gets to Call Themselves a Doctor?

It is a distinct honor to be called “Doctor.”  It is an honorific reserved for those who achieve the highest standards of education and training in their field.  More importantly, it conveys expertise, authority, and, above all trust.  That trust is subverted, however, when the moniker is misused.
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MedChi's Coronavirus Resource Center

MedChi’s COVID-19 resource page is updated regularly with the latest resources, websites, and articles of interest. MedChi is sending out special email alerts to all physicians to keep them up to date on the issues.

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MedChi Announces Virtual Fall House of Delegates Meeting

MedChi’s House of Delegates will be held on digital platforms on Saturday, November 7, 2020.

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MedChi Member Dr. Anuradha Reddy Selected for the 2020 Leadership in Healthcare Award

Congratulations to MedChi member and Baltimore City Medical Society past president Dr. Reddy for being awarded the Washington Academy of Sciences 2020 Leadership in Healthcare Award  for leadership in healthcare and for serving the underprivileged community of Baltimore.

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Physician Identity: Defining a New Rockwellian Portrait

August 18, 2020 - Medical portraits by Rockwell, gracing the walls of physician offices for decades draw the viewer in, providing a sense of the community physician. Dr. Michele Manahan, President of the Maryland State Medical Society, to present, “Physician Identity: Defining a New Rockwellian Portrait.” This CME accredited program will be presented via GoToMeeting. Contact to register.  

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Is Your Retirement Plan and Savings on Life Support?

Get a financial health checkup for you and your practice with the MedChi 401K Retirement Solution provided by Onorato Financial Group  Common ailments include underfunded retirement savings, lack of tax deductions, fiduciary risk, and complex and costly plan administration.  This is all treatable! Register for our introductory virtual event on  August 26 or August 28.  

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National Dog Day

National Dog Day is August 26th. It celebrates all breeds, pure and mixed, and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year. The day honors family dogs and dogs that work selflessly to save lives, keep us safe, and bring comfort.  We are requesting pictures of the doggie family members of our staff and members to be featured on social media. Please send pictures along with their name to

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Navigating HRAs and HSAs

When it comes to health insurance, much of the language used to describe plans and benefits can be confusing.  Here, Unity Insurance discuss the differences between HRAs and HSAs, and how you can navigate the complex terminology to ensure you and your employees are adequately covered.

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Lessons Learned: Ethical Dilemmas Faced During the Covid-19 Pandemic

September 24, 2020 - MedChi’s Committee on Ethics and Judicial Affairs and the Center for a Healthy Maryland invite you to participate in a webinar panel discussion on “Lessons Learned: Ethical Dilemmas Faced During The COVID-19 Pandemic.” 

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The MedSocs are Back!

November 7, 2020 - COVID-19 may keep us physically apart this fall, but it’s important to stay connected and support one another. We'll run and walk together through a special virtual event.  The brand new Rock Your Socks at Home online community is an opportunity to recharge, cheer each other on and have fun while taking care of ourselves.   Support our colleagues by joining our team, and Please help us support Health Care for the Homeless by making a donation through our team's fundraising page.  Even the smallest donation will help us achieve our goal! The process is fast, easy, and secure. Thanks so much for your support. 

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Physician Support Line

We are aware of several services for physicians and other health care providers who would be interested in stress relief services during the time of the pandemic.  The Physician Support Line (1-888-409-0141) was launched on March 30 to provide free counseling to doctors facing challenges during the pandemic.  Its website describes it as a “national, free, and confidential support line service made up of 600+ volunteer psychiatrists, joined together in the determined hope to provide peer support for our physician colleagues as we all navigate the COVID-19 epidemic.” More information is available at the website. Physicians in Maryland are reminded that stress or other issues can also be addressed by appointment through the Maryland Physicians Health Program, 410-962-5580 or 800-992-7010.

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Maryland Department of Health Launches COVID-19 Antibody Study

The Maryland Department of Health (MDH) today announced its collaboration with 13 hospitals in the state to conduct an antibody (serology) study to determine how many Marylanders have been exposed to COVID-19. More than 6,000 people will be tested in the initial phase.

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From Our AMA - Grassroots Update: Tell Congress to Pass COVID-19 Phase 4 Legislation

When Members of Congress come back to Washington in September, passing legislation that supports medicine's efforts to combat this once in a generation health crisis must be #1 on their to-do list. 

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The Furture of Work for Physicians Post COVID-19

A recent report by Merritt Hawkins, the physician recruiting firm, includes two key revelations about the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on physicians: Merritt Hawkins’ searches on behalf of prospective employers have dropped by 30 percent since March 31, and up to 35 percent of practices in some markets might soon close because of their unsustainable financial losses.

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Alzheimer's Foundation of America and American College of Surgeons Partner To Offer No Cost Online CME Workshop

"Removing The Barriers: It's Time for a Check Up From the Neck Up" is a no cost online CME workshop that addresses physicians' understanding of cognitive health, cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer's disease and addresses how to remove the barriers to increase cognitive assessments.  Thursday, September 10th, 12:30 to 2:30 PM EST.   

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CDC COVID-19 Updates

Use the CDC website for the most up-to-date information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. 

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