Daily Archives: December 11, 2017

SCMS Resident Scholarship and Grant

The Snohomish County Medical Society trustees have created a scholarship/grant for residents in Snohomish county. SCMS will award a scholarship recipient $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 $2,500.00 and due March 30, 2018. The recipient will be announced on April 13, 2018. Below are the grant guidelines for the community project each resident must discuss:

Residency Community Project Grant Guidelines

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


SCMS President’s Message: December 2017

As we look forward to a new year and the election of our Snohomish County Medical Society board of trustees, we have experienced the successful transition to 50% virtual board meetings. As Snohomish County welcomes a new family medicine residency at Sea Mar-Community Health Centers in Everett Washington, we have established funding of a grant award for a resident community project.

The next generation, with assistance from the SCMS, will guide us to better serve our patient and community needs. Residents will also be encouraged to develop “citizenship” by participating in our interface with the WSMA Legislative Day, Leadership Training, and the House of Delegates. We are also providing input into the North Sound ACH (Accountable Community of Health), as all nine regional ACHs have submitted plans for their vision of the future health care.

I encourage any SCMS member to contact me to explore ideas you may have to participate in our Society’s activities. Better still, submit your name as a candidate for our upcoming election to the Board of Trustees. If you have any questions about joining us as a board of trustee, please contact our SCMS executive, Linda Krause, at (206) 956-3624 or by email at: admin@snohomishmedical.org

We look forward to hearing from you.

Gerald N. Yorioka, M.D.


Call for Candidates

Join the Snohomish County Medical Society as a Trustee. Elections will take place in January 2018.

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 January 12, 2018. 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. The 2018 meeting dates are:

February 6, 2018 Tuesday evening; 6:00 pm start time. In-person at a Snohomish county restaurant
May 15, 2018 Tuesday evening; 6:00 pm start time. Conference call.
September 4, 2018 Tuesday evening; 6:00 pm start time. In-person at a Snohomish county restaurant
December 4, 2018 Tuesday evening; 6:00 pm start time. Conference call.


WSMA 2018 Legislative Summit

January 31, 2018
Olympia, WA

Snohomish County Trustees will be joining the WSMA on Wednesday, January 31 st in Olympia. The Legislative Summit is free for WSMA members.

Join us and learn about legislative issues critical to the practice of medicine and join your colleagues as we take our advocacy message directly
to legislators.

At the 2018 Summit, you will:

Hear some of the state’s top health care leaders give their perspectives on the landscape of health care in Washington and what they see going forward.

Find out which legislative and budget items the WSMA believes will benefit most from your support.

Receive coaching on how to meet with legislators and effectively deliver our message.

Lunch will be provided, followed by personal meetings with your legislators in the afternoon, as scheduled by WSMA staff. The WSMA has a powerful voice in Olympia. Attend the 2018 Legislative Summit and help us make our voice heard as we work to shape the future of medicine and advance quality care in Washington state.

Register for the 2018 Legislative Summit today


Third Annual SCMS Summer Cruise

August 2018

We are in the planning stages for our third annual membership cruise. We will send out invitations and more details soon!

All SCMS members and guests/family are invited. The first cruise was around Lake Washington with a catered lunch and last year we went to Tillicum Village, Blake Island tour with a northwest inspired buffet of fire roasted fish and a Northwest Native American storytelling show.

Stay tuned for our 2018 membership cruise!