Twin Cities Medical Society

Member Benefits
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Physician Advocacy – The East Metro Medical Society (EMMS) and the West Metro Medical Society (WMMS) realize the significance of strongly advocating for our members at the local, state and national levels. We actively engage, communicate with, and educate elected officials about issues that are of concern to our members. Physicians have multiple opportunities throughout the year to listen to and dialogue with local elected officials whether it be in a group setting or one on one. Encounters like these are organized by EMMS and WMMS staff and are viewed by participants as a terrific member benefit. Issue briefs and talking points are prepared by society staff for use by our members to better understand the issues, or to use when they are meeting with their elected officials.

EMMS and WMMS realize there is strength in numbers, so we serve as the lead organizations on the Minnesota Provider Coalition, which is a committee comprised of 20 provider organizations all working toward the same goals. We have been successful in introducing and passing legislation to the betterment of our members. Advocacy activities are also closely coordinated with the Minnesota Medical Association (MMA) and Minnesota Medical Group Management Association (MMGMA).

 

Opportunities for Involvement

  • Join a Committee
    Members can develop their skills in various leadership and volunteer roles through EMMS and WMMS. Both societies have several committees and councils that provide numerous opportunities for member physicians to get involved in activities and issues that are important to them and contribute to the medical profession. Those include Professionalism and Ethics Council, Education Resource Council, Minnesota Physician Services, Inc. and MMBR.

    The societies also assist the MMA in selecting members to serve on each of the MMA’s committees and task forces.

  • Serve as a Delegate
    On an annual basis, each medical society organizes a caucus to meet in advance of the Annual Meeting of the House of Delegates of the Minnesota Medical Association. Members of the Delegation have the opportunity to develop resolutions for submission to the MMA and in turn set policy for organized medicine in Minnesota. This is a very important process and helps to guide the work that is done by the state medical association.

Health Care Information – Members are able to stay informed of current news that affects physicians as members of the medical community. We provide this service to our members through electronic updates and the print publications of our joint membership publication, MetroDoctors.

Products and ServicesProducts for individuals and clinics are available to members at a reduced rate. These include group and individual insurance products, automobile leases, commercial laundry and linens, and coffee supplies, to name a few.

Continuing Medical Education – Join other physicians in receiving CME credits by attending EMMS sponsored continuing medical education programs held locally.

Collegial Relationships – Members will expand their network of local physician contacts. EMMS and WMMS have a combined membership in excess of 5,500.

Community Connection – Participate in community events and foundation fundraising activities like golf tournaments and silent auctions to raise money benefiting local charities such as Health Care for the Homeless or the Minnesota Visiting Nurses Association.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 April 2010 15:42