Fleur-De-Lis Connection Volume 26, Issue 7

News JULY 2015 · VOLUME 25 & ISSUE 7 A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF THE GREATER LOUISVILLE MEDICAL SOCIETY WHAT’S INSIDE Page 1 - U  ofL Welcomes New Residents Page 2 - ICD-10 Reminders and Tips Page 3 - KMA Annual Meeting Preview Page 4 - Ramble By The River 5K Page 4 - The Healing Place hosts Heroin Symposium Page 5 - Pulse of Surgery Anniversary Remember to RSVP for Lelan Woodmansee’s Retirement reception SUNDAY, AUGUST 16 3 TO 5 P.M. RSVP no later than Friday, July 31 to Natalie Mesbah at natalie.mesbah@glms. org or 502.736.6354. LOUISVILLE WELCOMES 2015 MEDICAL RESIDENTS The University of Louisville’s Kornhauser Health Sciences Library hosted the 2015 new resident orientation on Tuesday, June 30, with more than 160 residents and fellows beginning their health care careers. Many physician leaders from Jefferson County and across Kentucky came as guests to guide and encourage the fledgling physicians. The morning began with an impassioned welcome from GLMS President-Elect and UofL Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education John Roberts, MD, who stressed the importance of balancing a career in medicine with the need for a private life. Dr. Roberts touched on the goals each resident should have. He offered that one way to stand out amongst peers was to get involved with organized medicine, serve on committees, and meet physicians all over Jefferson County. “Think about where you want to be when you finish your residency. I’d submit that you want to be at the top of every future employers list. You want them to recognize you,” he said. GLMS President Robert Couch, MD, MBA, was on hand to welcome the new physicians to Louisville and talk about the professional opportunities here which are unlike anywhere else. “Kentucky is really at the forefront of organized medicine on the national stage. We’ve had two presidents of the American Medical Association in the last two years. That’s almost unheard of and with Dr. Bruce Scott’s election as the AMA Vice Speaker, we have additional leadership there as well. It’s just amazing,” Dr. Couch said, encouraging residents to follow their passion into organized medicine. “You have your career and training in front of you. You survived medical school and suddenly it’s just about to get real.” Dr. Couch also taught those in attendance about some advantages of joining GLMS such as inclusion in the annual pictorial roster, the ability to participate in networking events, and representation at the local, state and national levels. “In this town, we have a very strong heritage of organized medicine and we want to continue that legacy and invite you into the process early on,” he said. “Best wishes for a successful and rewarding residency experience, and for a fulfilling career in medicine.” (continued on page 2) (top to bottom) GLMS President, Dr. Bob Couch, introduced incoming residents to the benefits of joining GLMS; Dr. Roberts emphasized balance; Residents in attendance.