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On Sunday, August 14th, 2016, a XXI Family Picnic of Polish American Medical Society took place at Jack & Lidia’s Resort in Villa Park, IL. The event was organized by the members of the Society, and attended by more than 60 participants, including PAMA members and their families. The weather was perfect, and the music background was provided by Dr. Tucci and Dr. Niekrasz.

The picnic has traditionally been a very informal event. After initial round of appetizers, a delicious roasted pig and grilled chicken were served. Everybody have had a lot of fun and time to refresh new and old friendships, meet other doctors and families as well as current medical students.

Dr. Kornelia Krol congratulated Dr. Marek Niekrasz on becoming a full professor at the University of Chicago Veterinary School. Bravo and congratulations to Dr. Niekrasz again.

After dinner, everybody engaged in small group discussions, sports, singing and dancing.

Thank you very much to all participants, and see you next year.

 On June 17, 2016, Dr. Beata Danek and Malgorzata Wajs, on behalf of the Polish American Medical Society (PAMS), organized the Second Annual Charity Fashion Show at Stereo Nightclub in Chicago. The event, attended by almost 300 people, generated a profit of over $15,000.00, 100% of which was donated to “Dom Samotnej Matki.” “Dom Samotnej Matki” is a shelter for single mothers hosted and operated by the holy sisters of St. Hyacinth Catholic Church  in Chicago. Dr. Slawomir Urgacz and Dawid Danek co-hosted the “Hot Summer Night” themed fashion show in which Polish doctors and students modeled beautiful collections of six designers — Nadia Davidi, Renata Mingelgrin, Mag/Han, Rich Casual, Obsession Boutique and Laurel Bridal.

Kamila Dworski of Polvision and Radio 1030 AM, the fashion show’s media sponsor, hosted a Red Carpet on which she interviewed the event’s generous sponsors and fashion designers. Janusz Piłka, Krzystof Babiracki, and Wojtek Lysinski photographed the beautiful models  – photos available below.

Afterwards, there was dancing, refreshments, a raffle, and a lot of fun. All those in attendance were happy to get together for such an exciting event while showing those in crisis that the community cares. PAMS looks forward to hosting the Third Annual Charity Fashion show next year.

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Click below to see photos taken by Janusz Piłka

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Krzysztof Babiracki

Facebook Fashion Show Album

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The Scholarship Committee of The Polish American Medical Society in Chicago is proud to announce the PAMS 2016 Scholarship Winners:

Dr. Rytel Fund

Gabriela Szewczyk, UIC College of Dentistry

Dr. Cebulski Fund

Evelyn Konsur, Jagiellonian University Medical College

Anna Malysz, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Rogulska Kyts Fund

Emil Bielecki, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Mateusz Graca, St. Louis University School of Medicine

David Kasjanski, Chicago Medical School

Emily Lenczowski, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Anna Pleta, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Ewa Kiljanska-Buch Fund

Magdalena Harasimowicz, Loyola University School of Medicine

Veronica Drozdowski, Loyola University School of Medicine

A. Krashesky Fund

Emil Klosowiak, University of Illinois College of Medicine

Alexandra Rojek, University of California in San Francisco

Joanna Tomaszewski, University of Utah School of Medicine


Dorothy Kociuba, Colorado State University, Veterinary Medical Program

Marcin Kuzma, Jagiellonian University Medical College

Gabriela Naronowicz, Medical University of Bialystok

Malgorzata Pajak, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine

Patryk Piekos, Jagiellonian University Medical College

Natalia Tretowicz, Medical University of Lublin

Marysia Szpindor-Watson, Midwestern University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Eva Wszolek, University of Illinois College of Dentistry

Matthew Dybas, University of Illinois College of Medicine

Jan Morawski, Poznan University of Medical Sciences

Examination Fund

Katarzyna Nowak, Medical University of Silesia

Hubert Szczech, University of Illinois

Diana Szczesna, Medical University of Lodz

 XX Światowe Mistrzostwa Lekarzy Polonijnych

w Narciarstwie Alpejskim KS “Bronek”

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Foto: J. Gniadek, B. Mikulla, B. Orawiec



16 marca 2016 roku na stoku Buchemen w Alpach Austriackich odbyły się jubileuszowe XX Światowe Mistrzostwa Lekarzy Polonijnych w Narciarstwie Alpejskim. Mistrzostwa zorganizował prezes KS „Bronek”, honorowy prezes Związku Lekarzy Polskich w Chicago dr Bronisław Orawiec. Bazę hotelową zimowiska przygotowali wiceprezes Kongresu Polonii Niemieckiej, były długoletni prezes Polskiego Towarzystwa Medycznego w Niemczech dr Zbigniew Kostecki oraz Wiesław Jabłoński z biura turystycznego Jawa-Reisen.

Zawodom sprzyjała piękna, słoneczna aura oraz niepowtarzalna zimowa sceneria alpejska. Podczas Mistrzostw na stoku Buchemen (1150 m) były wyśmienite warunki śniegowe. Stok narciarski i bramki do slalomu giganta przygotowała szkoła narciarska Schneesport Schule Gastein, a ustawił je dyrektor szkółki narciarskiej Juigi Kravanja. Do końcowej punktacji liczono sumę dwóch najlepszych z trzech przejazdów. W zimowisku uczestniczyły 220 osób z 13 państw: Australii, Danii, Francji, Kanady, Litwy, Luksemburga, Niemiec, Norwegii, Polski, Szwajcarii, Szwecji, Stanów Zjednoczonych oraz Włoch. W zawodach startowało 54 narciarzy.

Patronat nad zawodami sprawowały: Federacja Polonijnych Organizacji Medycznych (FPOM), Okręgowa Izba Lekarska (OIL) w Krakowie, Polskie Towarzystwo Medyczne (PTM) w Niemczech oraz Związek Lekarzy Polskich (ZLP) w Chicago.

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For more photos and coverage of the ball, visit the
 Physicians’ Ball 2016 Page

On the night of February 6th, 2016, close to 500 distinguished guests gathered for the 66th annual Polish American Physician’s Ball at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Chicago. The annual charity ball coincided with the 70th anniversary of the Polish American Medical Society in Chicago.

Many prominent professionals were present at this year’s ball, and each was specially welcomed during the speech presented by the PAMS society’s president, Dr. Kornelia Krol. First, several politicians, who have been deeply involved with the Polish community came to the stage and presented highlights of their work. The society welcomed the governor of the state of Illinois, Bruce Rauner, US Senator Mark Kirk and US Representative Bob Dold. Additionally, the society welcomed the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Washington D.C., Ryszard Schnepf and the Consul of the Republic of Poland in Chicago, Robert Rusiecki.

Among other distinguished guests, the ball was also attended by the president of the Regional Medical Council in Cracow, Poland, Dr. Andrzej Matyja, the president-elect of the Chicago Medical Society, Dr. Adrianne Fregia, the president of the Federation of Polish Medical Organizations Abroad, Dr. Marek Rudnicki, and Chief Executive Officer of Medicover’s Polish Division, John Stubbington.

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