The St. Louis Metropolitan Medical Society (SLMMS) Council approved a charter document at its September 9, 2014 meeting to officially create a Resident/Fellow Section (RFS) of the Medical Society. The RFS will function to help the Medical Society better address the needs of physicians-in-training in the St. Louis area. The charter was authored by an interested group of young SLMMS members enrolled in their residency programs at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and Washington University School of Medicine.
The objectives of the SLMMS Resident/Fellow Section are to:
• Increase involvement of St. Louis area residents and fellows in organized medicine;
• Advocate on issues affecting graduate medical education to the SLMMS Council and via the Medical Society at city, state and national levels;
• Collaborate with SLMMS regarding advocacy and community service opportunities;
• Provide mentoring and training regarding policy making at the city, state, and national levels.
The SLMMS Council also approved a new dues structure for Residents/Fellows, reducing dues from $40 annually to $25 annually to align with state and national groups and to generate new or renewed interest in the RFS. This new dues rate is effective immediately.
SLMMS officially kicked off this new initiative with a Resident/Fellow Section Social Hour on Thursday, October 23 at Bar Louie in the Central West End. Over 20 Residents and Fellows from area programs were in attendance, and had the opportunity to network with several SLMMS leaders. The young physicians are planning their first meeting for November.
For additional information, contact Dave Nowak, EVP, in the SLMMS office or Dr. Blake Weis (PGY-2 Saint Louis University) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Jamie Mull (PGY-2 Washington University in St. Louis) at Jamie.L.Mull@gmail.com