2018 BCMS President
Frederick Fraunfelder, MD, MBA
Boone County Medical Society
The Boone County Medical Society (BCMS) is well positioned to maintain a strong presence in the Midwest as we have a relatively large and active membership. In addition, we are financially solvent and able to give generously to the causes our membership cares most about. At the BCMS Gala at the Country Club of Missouri on January 20, 2018, we recognized our 3 scholarship recipients being awarded to deserving medical students and residents. In addition, we honored Dr. Muscato as the Distinguished Physician of our society for 2018.
BCMS supports local charities, sponsors CME events, mentors medical students, provides seminars for residents, and participates in advocacy in the Missouri legislature. Together, with my board and committee members, we will strive to represent Missouri physicians and advocate for our membership across the state in conjunction with the Missouri State Medical Association (MSMA). Membership in BCMS also means membership in MSMA and we work closely with this organization every year.
The goals for BCMS in the upcoming year are to keep what is good and improve in some key areas. There is an opportunity to include physicians at the resident level as they are the future of medical care in the Midwest. With this in mind, BCMS will approach house staff in training and encourage departments to sponsor membership for all residents in every subspecialty.
BCMS has investments that support our mission and also provide medical student scholarships. As good stewards of these donations we will work closely with financial advisers to protect these investments and improve them for future generations.
Continuing medical education is an important goal for this organization and keynote speakers are scheduled for the upcoming year that will inform and, in some instances, provide CME credits. It is my hope these events are informative and also fun. With this in mind, we plan to cater with the best food, and the company will be stellar, as BCMS members are interesting colleagues and a good place to network.
Please let the board of BCMS know of any issues that need to be addressed as we are very happy to hear from membership and want to have our organization to continue to be the best in the Midwest.
2018 Boone County Medical Society President