Volume 7                                                                           Issue 5
Southeast News
News from the Southeastern Delegation to the AMA
Dear Colleagues

My, how time flies. We are up to our September Newsletter already and soon we'll meet again in San Diego for our Interim AMA Meeting.
We continue the tradition of highlighting our AMA Board, Council and Committee members each September. They each work long and hard for us; we also encourage you to be in contact with your questions and comments. Each member can write an essay, but if not, we feature their biographies for your education.
We continue to solicit Student and Resident input and print their essays as they come in.

We provide an excellent slide set recently produced by AMA and shown here in our Business Corner with their consent.
Finally, we continue our Beyond the Stethoscope column; we continue to solicit your essays, poems, photographs or artwork for future Newsletters.
Enjoy and see you in November. The October Newsletter will be about the Interim Meeting and things to do in San Diego.

Claudette Dalton, MD (VA), Chair, SE Delegation to AMA
John Poole, MD (NJ), Vice Chair, SE Delegation to the AMA
Bill Clark, MD (GA), Immediate Past Chair, SE Delegation to AMA
Stephen Imbeau, MD (SC), Editor, Southeast News


The Healers
Claudette Dalton, MD
Chair, SE Delegation
The following is a speech Dr. Dalton gave at the UVA Medical School Graduation in the late '90s

What a glorious group you are! Fresh from the books and the teaching you come, clean-scrubbed, shiny new and filled with optimism for the challenges ahead. I have watched you evolve. You have given up the mean-spirited, grade-oriented competitiveness of your early years. You have learned to function as teams—each member contributing to the whole solution. You have met obstacles and self-doubt and overcome them. You have absorbed technology, procedures and an astonishing array of facts—both relevant and not—and you have become a class of friends, colleagues and peers—a group without gender, color or ethnicity—diverse in its parts but a wonderful balance of talent in the whole. You are the future.

Gerry Harmon, MD
Former Chairman, AMA Board of Trustees
Reproduced with written permission of the AMA

Physician Leadership and the
Urgency of the Moment in Medicine
Members of our Southeastern Delegation Family who Serve in the AMA
(Click on each picture for an essay or a bio)
Jesse M. Ehrenfeld, MD, MPH, FAMIA, FASA
Chair, Board of Trustees
Patrice A. Harris, MD, MA
Bruce A. Scott, MD
Speaker, AMA House of Delegates
Willarda V. Edwards, MD, MBA
Member, Board of Trustees
Scott Ferguson, MD
Member, Board of Trustees
Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, MD
Member, Board of Trustees
Gerald E. Harmon, MD
(South Carolina)
Member, Board of Trustees
Kevin W. Williams
Member, Board of Trustees
Southeastern Delegation Council Members
(Click on each picture for more information)
Council on Constitution and Bylaws
Madelyn E. Butler, MD, Vice Chair
Kevin C. Reilly, MD
Council on Medical Education
Liana Puscas, MD, MHS, Chair-elect
(North Carolina)
Sharon P. Douglas, MD
Niranjan V. Rao, MD
(New Jersey)
Council on Medical Service
W. Alan Harmon, MD, Chair
Council on Science and Public Health
Padmini Ranasinghe, MD, FACP, FACPM, MPH
Council on Legislation
David T. Tayloe Jr., MD, FAAP, Chair
(North Carolina)
VijayaLakshmi Appareddy, MD
Council on Long Range Planning and Development
Shannon Pryor, MD, Vice Chair
Stephen A. Imbeau, MD, Secretary
(South Carolina)

Brooke M. Buckley, MD, FACS

Paul J. Carniol, M.D., FACS
(New Jersey)

Benjamin Z. Galper, MD MPH

Southeastern Delegation to the AMA, Inc.
Karen A. Foy
Executive Director
371 Marshside Drive North
St. Augustine, FL 32080