Highlights of the YPS meeting in June 2021
The Young Physicians Section (YPS) met virtually on Friday 11 June.
Young physicians from across the country virtually addressed priority issues and worked on policy development for the American Medical Association at the Young Physician Section (YPS) Assembly meeting in June 2021.
The YPS submitted five resolutions to the House of Delegates and three were accepted as business. They include:
- Resolution 23: Ethics in the event of a pandemic and due diligence
- Resolution 24: Language of the WADA By-Laws on Eligibility for the Board of Directors of the Young Physicians Section of WADA
- Resolution 711: Opposition to the abolition of “incidental” billing for non-medical practitioners
Additionally, the YPS hosted a #MeToo in Medicine roundtable co-sponsored by the LGBTQ Advisory Committee, Minority Affairs Section, and Female Physician Section. YPS President-elect Laura Faye Gephart, MD, MBA moderated a panel discussion with:
- Fatima Cody Stanford, MD, MPH, MPA, MBA, Medical Scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School
- Tina Tchen, JD, President and CEO of TIME’S UP Now and the TIME’S UP Foundation.
During this briefing, panelists examined the #MeToo movement in medicine and identified the realities of sexual impropriety in healthcare and how to create change to create a more learning environment and workplace. safe and more equitable.
Additionally, the YPS remembered Paul O’Leary, MD, a longtime YPS member who passed away suddenly last month. Dr O’Leary was a long-time supporter of the Underrepresented in Medicine scholarship program with the AMA Foundation. The Paul O’Leary, MD Memorial Fund was created to honor his legacy and continue to support a cause he was passionate about. Visit the O’Leary Memorial page make a donation. All donations made in support of the fund before or during the June 2021 meeting are matched dollar for dollar, up to $ 50,000.
The YPS elected Matthew E. Lecuyer, MD, MPH. as president-elect and re-elected L. Carlos Zapata, MD, as speaker and Alisha D. Reiss, MD, as substitute delegate.