Physicians have some of the best jobs in the world. Many well qualified applicants to medical schools each year can’t be accommodated because we do not have enough medical schools to accept them. We are helping people live longer healthier lives.
“The future of medicine is bright, but it will be influenced for years by what we do right now,” said CCMS President Dr. Jeffrey Roth during his closing remarks. “Our awardees tonight, the Children’s Heart Center of Nevada and Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health are shining examples that medicine can flourish in the desert.”
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Medicine (UNLV SoM), established in 2014, opened its doors to the Founding Charter Class on July 17th, 2017. Since then, the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) chapter at UNLV SoM has come a long way: hosting ZDoggMD, creating partnerships with local physician organizations, securing publications in local medical journals, representing Southern Nevada at the AMSA National Conference earlier this Spring, and receiving accreditation as a nationally recognized AMSA medical school chapter.
Have you come across people with symptoms and signs of burnout? They don’t seem to be themselves – they are cynical and negative towards others, and are totally exhausted. They are stressed out and feel like they can’t do anything right. Have you felt this way?
Over the past few years, I have been incredibly fortunate enough to receive a few honors and awards. I received the annual Philanthropic Award from Planned Parenthood, awarded the “Healthcare Hero” Award from Las Vegas HEALS and the Person of the Year Award from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Then, I was fortunate enough to get to become President of the Clark County Medical Society, which was a very proud moment in my life. To be honest, I am fairly vain and every time I receive a plaque or an award, I hang it on my office wall. My medical partner makes fun of me asking me when I plan to hang my Junior Varsity wrestling letter on my wall. So, I can say without a shadow of a doubt, the award that I accepted on behalf of the physicians of the Clark County Medical Society in January for the heroic actions of October 1st, is, by far, the most honored that I have ever been in my life.
When you were younger, did you ever dream of being an Olympic athlete? Do you remember of dreaming of going for the gold and wondering what it might be like to stand atop the podium, clenching gold hardware in your hand and seeing the American flag raise over-head as the National Anthem plays?
Every year on March 24 the health care community commemorates World TB Day to bring attention to a preventable disease that still impacts many people in the United States and around the world. This year’s theme is “Wanted: Leaders for a TB-Free United States. We can make history. End TB.” It is a call for health care partners to work together on a local, national, and international scale to eliminate the disease.