SCMS President’s Message

Dear SCMS Member,

The SCMS Board of Directors would like to invite you to renew your membership in the Snohomish County Medical Society for 2021-2022.  The Snohomish County Medical Society plays an essential role in the local community by providing a variety of programs and services.

Membership and dues for the Snohomish County Medical Society has been separated from the WSMA since 2015. You are no longer required to be a member of both organizations as you were in the past. However, you can renew your dues for 2021 with your WSMA dues or pay your SCMS dues directly to us.

What SCMS Brings To You:

  • Peer Collegiality through educational, political and social gatherings. In the past few years we have taken members out on a whale watching trip, cruise around Lake Washington and to Tillicum Village. An annual membership event, a thank you for your membership.
  • e-Newsletter twice a year focusing on timely local, regional or national health issues affecting your practice
  • Patient & physician political advocacy through relationships with your state legislators and the WSMA with representation at the annual WSMA House of Delegates Meeting which sets WSMA policy. The SCMS also partners with surrounding counties on initiatives.
  • SCMS Resident Grants: Dr. Kirsten Hansen of SeaMar is our first recipient with her “Walk with a Doc” program. Stay tuned for more information on this grant/program.
  • Patient support by handling referrals and inquiries throughout the year and directing prospective new patients to SCMS members physicians. We also have an online directory for the public to utilize.
  • The Snohomish County Medical Society is also a great resource for general information relating to medical practice

Thank you for recognizing the importance of supporting your local medical community by paying your membership dues.

Please review the attached invoice for accuracy as this information is posted on our website (in the online directory)

If you have any questions about your membership, please feel free to contact our association director, Linda Krause, at the SCMS office (206) 956-3624, or by email at: LMK@WSMA.org

Sincerely,

Gerald N. Yorioka, MD
President

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SCMS Resident Scholarship and Grant 2021

The Snohomish County Medical Society trustees have created a scholarship/grant for residents in Snohomish county. SCMS will award a scholarship recipient up to $2,500.00 to go towards a residents community project.

The guidelines for the scholarship and grant are that the resident be in good standing within their program and a SCMS resident member. The essay portion of the scholarship asks each resident “Why they chose to be a physician” and then explain their residency community project. The grant is for up to $2,500.00 and due December 11, 2021.

The recipient for 2020 was selected. Congratulations Dr. Kirstin Hansen of Sea  Mar for her Walk with a Doc Community Project.

Below are the grant guidelines for the community project each resident must discuss:

Residency Community Project Grant Guidelines for 2021:

1. Improve community Health Literacy and patient advocacy
2. Increase the use of telemedicine for community medical practices
3. Improve physician participation in the Accountable Communities of Health
4. Address community and health care priority for public health
5. Strengthen the doctor-patient relationship in health care delivery
6. Review the needs and opportunities for charitable care.
7. Define the health care needs of the non-citizen component of our population

If you are a resident and member of SCMS, click here to fill out the online application: click here.

Application Form

 

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Call for Candidates

Join the Snohomish County Medical Society as a Trustee

The Snohomish County Medical Society (SCMS) Board of Trustees is the governing body for the SCMS. The Board supervises the Executive Director, elect’s officers, establishes a budget, sets strategic direction, approves new members, and assures that SCMS activities further the interests of the membership.

The Board may have up to twelve members elected by the SCMS membership. All SCMS members in good standing are eligible to stand for election to the Board. We encourage all members to join the Board. If you are interested in serving on the SCMS Board, please submit a bio-sketch to admin@snohomishmedical.org by December 3, 2021 for the 2021 fiscal year. If you have any questions, please contact us at: admin@snohomishmedical.org

The trustees meet four times a year. We meet twice, in-person in Snohomish county and we have 2 conference call meetings. ALL SCMS Members are welcome to attend any Trustee meeting. Please RSVP to: LMK@wsma.org if you would like to attend in-person or call into our conference call.

The 2021 meeting dates are:

February 9, 2021 Tuesday evening; 6:00 pm start time. Zoom Call
May 11, 2021 Tuesday evening; 6:00 pm start time. Zoom Call
August 18, 2021 Tuesday evening; 6:00 pm start time. Zoom Call
November 9, 2021 Tuesday evening; 6:00 pm start time. Zoom Call

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