Monday, April 5, 2010

We need MSCE Committee Volunteers!

The AMA-MSS Buffalo is looking for medical students interested in volunteering at one of the committees in the Medical Society of the County of Erie. If you are interested in learning more about the economics of medicine and how legislation, health reform and politics affects physicians locally, feel free to sign up in one of the available committees below. Just email us at and let us know which committee you are interested in joining, your year in school, and your phone number.

The Medical Society of the County of Erie is the professional association of physicians of Erie County created to promote and preserve the science and art of medicine in the community through advocacy for patients and physicians.

The Medical Society of the County of Erie pursues its mission by supporting members of the medical profession and encouraging professional growth; representing physicians' interests when interacting with managed care organizations, third party payors, legislative groups and regulatory agencies; educating physicians on current health related issues and educating the public on health care and delivery systems; enhancing the physician's image through media, networking and community relations; and maintaining ethical standards.

Below are the available committees:

Economics - Studies and reports upon all matters related to the economic aspects of medical practice.

Legislation - Advises the Society on proposed or new legislation affecting the practice of medicine.

Medical Services - Liaison with the SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine as well as all accredited residency programs in Erie County; addresses issues such as physician recruitment, the business cycle of practice management, is responsible for CME programming.

Membership – Helps to recruit new members and reviews proposed membership benefit programs

Public Health - Monitors and takes appropriate action on issues and matters affecting the public health of the

Workers' Compensation - Performs such duties as prescribed by law with respect to administration of the Workers' Compensation Law. Reviews, and certifies the qualifications of physicians for Workers' Compensation ratings.

Health Law – Serves as liaison to the Erie County Bar Association and those associations or groups as designated by the Executive Board to address medical practice issues with legal or ethical implications.

Young Physician Section – Research and report on educational or practice management issues of interest to those physicians who are within 5 years of completing residency; to assist members to emerge as leaders in the community.

Women Physician/Attorney Task Force – Meets with representatives from the Womens Bar Association to advance the health and status of women through education, advocacy and coordination of services.

Tellers of Election - Supervises the counting of ballots, prepares a report showing the results of the election.