July 24, 2020
Sponsored by OMIC
Dear Colleagues,

We know that each and every physician has been deeply impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and its resulting economic upheaval. The Physicians Foundatio n, in collaboration with Merritt Hawkins, is surveying physicians to learn how they are affected by and responding to the pandemic.
We encourage you to share your perspective in this 5-minute survey . Although this is a national survey, a large response by Maryland physicians will allow for extrapolation of local data that can significantly impact the support that you receive from state officials and organized medicine.
The survey closes TODAY, July 24. Please support this effort with your response.

MSEPS wants to thank OMIC for their support of our newsletters. Please check out their link to show them our thanks.

Please check the AAO and MedChi websites for the most current COVID-19 information. For archived versions of these updates visit the MSEPS website.
Stay healthy,
Renee Bovelle, MD
MSEPS President
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Calling All Residents and Fellows!

Did you know that membership to MSEPS for residents and fellows is complimentary? MSEPS wants to invite all residents and fellows from Maryland and DC programs to join MSEPS.

How do residents and fellows benefit for being MSEPS members?
  • Complimentary registration to our annual conference.
  • Access to resident focused programming and our scientific programming at our annual conference.
  • Poster contest with cash prizes at our annual conference.
  • Access to events with our Young Ophthalmologists geared toward new physicians.
  • Participation in eye screening day in Annapolis. Learn about how MSEPS advocates in Maryland and provide eye screenings to lawmakers and their staff.
  • Opportunities for leadership roles on our board and with conference planning.

Take advantage of complimentary membership! Join today!
July 24, 2020
Dear MedChi Members and Maryland Physicians:

As we look forward to the weekend, here's what I want to share with you today:


  • The Baltimore City Health Department and Johns Hopkins are presenting "Love in the Time of Covid" to highlight CDC recommendations for providing sexual health services during the pandemic. The seminar will be held twice; at 12:15 pm on July 29 and again at 8:15 am on August 6.


  • The AMA has shared a collaborative telehealth impact survey to identify the challenges, barriers and benefits of telehealth implementation for physicians.



  • We are aware of several services for physicians and other health care providers who would be interested in stress relief services during the time of the pandemic. The Physician Support Line was launched on March 30 to provide free counseling to doctors facing challenges during the pandemic. Its website describes it as a “national, free, and confidential support line service made up of 600+ volunteer psychiatrists, joined together in the determined hope to provide peer support for our physician colleagues as we all navigate the COVID-19 epidemic.” More information is available at the website. The support line can be reached at 1-888-409-0141. Physicians in Maryland are reminded that stress or other issues can also be addressed by appointment through the Maryland Physicians Health Program, 410-962-5580 or 800-992-7010.
We are your advocate and your resource, and we're here for anything you need . Please don't hesitate to reach out.

Thank you for all that you do as physicians, healers, and heroes.

Gene Ransom
MedChi CEO

Virtual Events
August 20, 2020 - MSEPS is happy to work with MedEdicus to provide this MIGS CME program for members and non-members. To register, log in to your MedEdicus account, or create a new account.

Telehealth Resources

Backline from Dr. First is a Telehealth platform used by MedChi's CTO and can be used by any physician.

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