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"News You Can Use" — May 15, 2013


<> Executive Director Comment: Please take a moment to review this amazing compendium (see directly below)!

<> What Did We Do for You in 2012? Click here to view the action and results for physicians in San Diego, SDCMS' 2012 annual report. Erratum: We inadvertently failed to include in our 2012 report Dr. Susan Kaweski's election as CALPAC secretary; our sincerest apologies! 

<> We Hope You'll Attend the 2013 White Coat Gala! On Saturday, June 8, 2013, at the Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine, 6:00pm - 10:30pm, we will welcome Robert E. Peters, MD, PhD, as the 2013-14 SDCMS president and thank Sherry L. Franklin, MD, for her service as SDCMS president for 2012-2013. Black tie optional. For ticket or table information, please contact Jen Ohmstede at (858) 300-2781 or at JOhmstede@SDCMS.org. 

<> Have You Opined on Physicians of Exceptional Excellence 2013? Note that new for this year is a process that balances the selection opportunity for all modes of practice -- but if you don't vote, that new process is for naught.

Member Physicians: Click Here to Vote:

  • Log in using your password, which was sent to you. If you cannot find your password, click here to retrieve it.
  • You will be taken to a webpage that will include a ballot for every specialty in which you are board certified.
  • First, select physicians of exceptional excellence in your specialty, i.e., someone you would take a close family member to if he or she was in need of a physician in your specialty.
  • Then, on the last ballot -- the "Cross-specialty Write-in" ballot -- select up to twelve (12) physicians in any specialty (except yours) that you wish to recognize for their exceptional excellence.

Nonmember Physicians: Click Here to Vote:

  • After entering identifying information, and if your record is on file, you will receive voting instructions and your password.

<> Sign up to Attend Our June 22 "Financial and Legal Literacy for Doctors" Workshop: This three-hour SDCMS members-only seminar is a must-attend for financially and legally challenged physicians. This will be a very, very practical and user-focused vendor / brand-agnostic seminar where physicians will learn the right questions to ask and how to spot the wrong answers; you will leave the seminar with the top 10 questions to ask/wrong answers to spot in each of the following topics:

  • Financial
  • Legal
  • Real Estate
  • Taxes and Accounting
  • Time vs. Money
  • Insurance
  • Picking Your Advisors

Saturday, June 22, 2013, 8:00am-12:00pm, at SDCMS's offices on Ruffin Road. Email me at Gehring@SDCMS.org to reserve your spot.

<> Sign up to Attend Our July 20 "Taming Microsoft Outlook" Workshop: This three-and-a-half hour SDCMS members-only seminar is a must-attend for those busy physicians looking to make Microsoft Outlook their servant and not their master. This will be a very, very practical and user-focused seminar. Physicians will come away from this seminar with a greater understanding of Microsoft Outlook and its versatility as a desktop information manager. As well, you will have a new appreciation for a system that enables you to be more efficient, productive, and in control. We will cover the following topics:

  • Important Names
  • Addresses
  • Phone Numbers
  • To-do Lists
  • Meetings
  • Projects
  • Oh, and All Those Emails ...

Saturday, July 20, 2013, 8:00am-12:00pm, at SDCMS's office on Ruffin Road. Email me at Gehring@SDCMS.org. 

"Anyone who conducts an argument by appealing to authority is not using his intelligence; he is just using his memory."
-- Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

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