https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=2K9JSG8DZGAFNDear Prospective, Returning and Current Members,
I bring you greetings from the Old Dominion Medical Society, (ODMS). The ODMS is an organization that was founded 110 years ago to be the collective voice for African American physicians who practice within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Recognized by the National Medical Association, (NMA), as the affiliate state chapter, the ODMS espouses the same cause as that of the NMA. Primarily, the ODMS is dedicated to eliminating healthcare disparities for our patients through professional development, community health education and patient advocacy. The component societies of the ODMS are the Alexander Medical Society, the Norfolk Medical Society, the Northern Virginia Medical Society, the Peninsula Medical Society and the Richmond Medical Society.
Another mission of the ODMS is to improve the quality of health among minority and disadvantaged populations. This is accomplished through collaborative opportunities offered by ODMS through its annual conferences/workshops and the component society meetings.
Our joint efforts working through the ODMS contributes to the transformation of medicine which significantly and positively affects our patients, our colleagues, ourselves, the medical profession as a whole and our communities, locally and the Commonwealth of Virginia, at large.
The presentation of and adherence to evidence-based medical therapies, helps ensure improved outcomes for our patients, thereby elevating their level of health care.
Our colleagues benefit not only from the continuing medical education offered by ODMS, but also practice management is improved through presentations on the Affordable Care Act, ICD10 coding, patient-centered medical homes, (PCMH), value-based health care, ACA’s, new healthcare laws, etc.
Moreover, open discussions and proposed solutions to issues pertinent to us through networking, is a major benefit from being an ODMS member.
Our legacy is guaranteed through mentorship of other healthcare providers and our work to significantly increase the number of African American males enrolling and completing medical school. New data has shown that the African American male physician is near extinction. The fear is that a devastating loss of role models for minority male youth, who could be encouraged to become doctors, will occur.
ODMS needs your presence, your infusion of ideas, ongoing support and participation to maintain viability and relevance to our members and our patients. So won’t you please complete a membership application to join us in our quest to erase disparities in health care for our patients throughout the Commonwealth?
Happy New Year to you and yours.
Sonja M. Johns, M.D., President
Old Dominion Medical Society
Members in good standing of the component societies registered to practice medicine in Virginia, are eligible for membership in the ODMS. In instances where no component society is available, these physicians are eligible for membership directly, as members-at-large.
Dues – Annual membership dues are $200.00. The membership year is January 1 through December 31. Dues are payable each January 1st. Dues are waived for new members who are entering practice for the first time and who are accepted for membership prior to the end of their first year of practice. Except as noted, dues must be received by the end of the annual meeting of the Society to insure enrollment as an active member for that year. If you fill out the online Membership Application, you may also pay your dues online via PayPal.
Membership Application Form – You may either to [click here] pay your dues online by PayPal or print out the invoice and contact information form below to mail in with your payment of check or credit card.
Please mail applications to:
Old Dominion Medical Society
N. Chesterfield , Virginia 23236