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DC Licensure CME Requirements Changed!


DC physicians can claim victory in action taken on March 27, 2019, by the DC Board of Medicine. The Board of Medicine waived the mandatory three (3) hour HIV/AIDS CME requirement for physician licensure. MSDC has long opposed this onerous content-specific educational requirement and worked with DC Health to change it for the better. This victory is due to the months and years of work by DC physicians to advocate for common-sense, patient-centered licensure regulations. This shows the importance of a strong, united physician community.

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Learn about MSDC's physician advocacy, growing community and member resources in the 2018 Annual Report.

District of Columbia Advocacy

The Medical Society represents the physicians and patients of the District in discussions with the City Council, DC's Department of Health and Board of Medicine and other members of the medical community. The Medical Society has been reviewing numerous healthcare bills and is working with key stakeholders on multiple fronts.

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DC Advocacy

MSDC represents the physicians and patients of the District of Columbia in discussions with DC's City Council, Department of Health, Board of Medicine and others in the medical community. READ MORE

National Advocacy

MSDC works closely with the American Medical Association (AMA), and state and specialty medical societies to educate Congress and federal agencies on issues important to physicians and their patients. READ MORE

Local Implementation of the ACA

As health system reform evolves, MSDC ensures it is implemented at the local and regional levels in ways that support the patient-physician relationship and promotes public health in our Nation's Capital. READ MORE

CURBING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC


Read MSDC's testimony for the January 28, 2019, joint hearing on "The District Government’s Strategy and Actions to Combat the Opioid Epidemic" 


MSDC applauds DC's LIVE.LONG.DC plan to reduce opioid addiction 



Register with the  DC Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.

Discounted Naloxone through  RxCard, MSDC's prescription assistance program. 


              

WHICH SPECIALTY HAS THE HIGHEST BURNOUT RATE?

More than 15,000 physicians from 29 specialties responded to a recent survey conducted by Medscape whose results are captured in the "National Physician Burnout, Depression & Suicide Report 2019." This year, while not at the top, plastic surgery saw the biggest increase in physician burnout, climbing from 23% to 36%. Read more.





MSDC PUBLIC HEALTH STATEMENTS


Behavioral Health
With so many public health issues in this city tied to behavioral health, parity legislation positions the District of Columbia as a model for the nation. Read MSDC's release.

Violence and Physician Speech

MSDC remains concerned about violence against physicians, health care professionals, and their patients. Read MSDC's statement on violence and physician speech.


Healthcare "East of the River"

MSDC is dedicated to helping the District provide world-class healthcare regardless of where patients are from or where in the city they choose to receive care. Read MSDC's statement on the debate over healthcare in Wards 7 and 8.


MSDC PHYSICIAN COMMUNITY

As part of MSDC's new vision, multiple groups are being formed to advance the profession of medicine in the District.
Whether your interests lie in policy, physician health or public health, or if you are a female physician or bright young physician, you can 
get involved. 
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