The biannual election meeting of the Polish American Medical Society took place on April 10, 2016 at the residence of Dr. and Mrs Marlene Mazurek. Over 40 active PAMS members were present. PAMS President Dr. Kornelia Krol presented a summary of events and activities over the past two years. The PAMS has granted over 100 scholarships to medical students, organized several informational meetings for current and prospective students, and initiated a closer cooperation with medical schools in Poland. Dr Krol emphasized the increased role of PAMS in charitable activities of many members and supporters. Our organization contributes to and supports various social and professional causes, including the Shelter for Single Mothers, and seasonal holidays for homeless people. The annual grants were appropriated to the Polish Scout Organization and PASO.
After the initial presentation and greetings, the PAMS Treasurer, Dr Adam Cios, presented the financial activities and the current status of the organization. The organization has been growing both in membership and financially.
Dr Bronek Orawiec talked about sport events around KS Bronek.
The final 2015 quarterly meeting took place on November 22, 2015 at the University of Chicago. There were 47 members and guests present. The Board members attending were current President Dr. K. Król, Dr. E. Radwańska, Dr. A. Cios, Dr. B. Danek, Dr. J. Danko, Dr. K. Kusz, Dr. B. Wojewnik, Dr. J. Mazurek, and Dr. J. Samulak.
After the initial greetings from Dr. K. Król, the invited guest Emilio Williams, the Executive Director of International Programs of The University of Chicago School of Medicine discussed his presentation on “Cooperation Between PAMS, The University of Chicago School of Medicine, and the Medicover Hospital in Warsaw”. The presentation was followed by a lively discussion concerning the implementation of the pilot program.
Dr. K. Król discussed two different scholarships offered by PAMS: student’s scholarships and research scholarships. The President presented an initiative by PAMS to renovate a Polish Doctor Monument at Rossa Cemetery at Vilnius, Lithuania. Dr. Król discussed the upcoming 66th Physicians Ball at Ritz Carlton on February 6th, 2016.
The meeting was followed by a dinner sponsored by Medicover.
This Quarterly Meeting Summary was written by: Jagoda Samulak, DDS