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Foundation Staff: Phone: (717) 558-7750 or (800) 228-7823 and Email: foundation@pamedsoc.org 
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Additional resource: Face COVID – How to respond effectively to the Corona crisis by Dr. Russ Harris

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Your wellness: Our priority

At the 2019 Pennsylvania Medical Society House of Delegates, held Oct. 25-27, in Hershey, the Foundation debuted a video highlighting the work done over the course of the last year surrounding physician wellness and building resilience within our family of medicine. We realize this work is only the beginning, and we look forward to continuing to make your wellness our priority in 2020.

In this endeavor, we will partner with PAMED President Dr. Lawrence John, who is focusing on physician wellness during his presidency. We featured his wise words in our latest video, and he articulated his thoughts on this important mission in his speech at his inauguration at the 2019 House of Delegates.

During his remarks, Dr. John shared his observations on the current climate in medicine.

“In this era of modern medicine, we see physicians striving to overcome many challenges in order to create an environment that is balanced and rewarding,” he said.

He also made a call to action for physicians and other medical professionals to support one another.

“We need to help our colleagues and the patients they serve thrive in this complicated world of modern medicine. But physicians cannot do it alone,” Dr. John said. “Physicians need the camaraderie and advocacy of physicians working together and guided by organized medicine in order to help them create a balance in work and life.”

The Foundation echoes these sentiments. We can do so much more if we work together.

“We have dedicated our lives to serving our patients and ensuring their health and well-being,” Dr. John said. “Now it is time for us to listen to our colleagues to ensure their health and well-being.”

To learn more about the work of The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society, please watch and share the new video on our homepage at www.foundationpamedsoc.org.