Polish-American Medical Society in Chicago hosted its Quarterly Meeting at the Society for Arts in Chicago on March 16, 2014.
Members of the Board of Directors presented the summary of the 2014 Physician’s Ball. Thirty members of PAMS attended the meeting. Treasurer Dr. Adam Cios presented the financial summary. President Dr. Kornelia Krol shared her experience and thanked everyone who made the Ball a successful event. Dr. Krol presented the progress on the continuous work of Board of Directors. The Board’s special interest centers around medical students of Polish descent – the society is dedicated to obtaining more information about students studying medicine in Poland. Dr. Rudnicki shared his experience on the topic and Dr. Lojewski talked about information concerning students in Poznan. The shared consensus revealed that students who study medicine in Poland and abroad experience difficulty in getting into residency programs throughout the United States.
Dr. Marian Olpinski made a next presentation talking about his aid efforts for people in Guatemala City and Beyond the Walls foundation. Dr. Olpinski thanked the PAMS for the support in raising $5,500 for building a house in Guatemalta; he shared pictures of the family and their finished house and asked for our continuous support. More information about the mission can be found at www.beyond –the-walls.org
After the official meeting, the dinner was served and the PAMS members watched a special screening of The Girl from the Wardrobe.
Next chance for the PAMS meeting will happen during the May 3rd Parade in downtown Chicago. The society extends a welcome invitation to all its members to participate in the parade which is an important event in the Polish-American community and it’s also a terrific moment to represent our society as an active organization.
Written by Dr. Evelina Worwag, PAMS Secretary
Signed by Dr. Kornelia Krol, PAMS President