Message from the President
Time has passed so quickly since my induction as your 2018-19 President. I remain grateful to Dr. David Boes, our immediate past president, for his leadership of our organization. The incomparable ACOOG staff is working hard to prepare for the Summer Ultrasound Course; which will be held on June 9, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency-Downtown Arena District in Columbus, Ohio. There will be a brief break before the Fall Conference at the Renaissance Worthington in Fort Worth, Texas; which will be held October 25-28, 2018. I hope that you will make plans to join your ACOOG family for one or both events.
I think that most physicians who believe in serving their community have a personal platform; whether or not they realize it. I have found that mine is dedicated to the emotional, physical and mental health of young women and adolescents. If those young people take just one fact away from the 30 to 90 minutes that I spend with them, then the time that I spent was not wasted. How will YOU choose to represent osteopathic medicine? We were trained to care about the entire patient; NOT just to treat their illness or complaint. Students, residents, new physicians in practice and seasoned physicians-I strongly encourage you to use your osteopathic training to HEAL and TEACH your patients.
These transitional years shall stand as our osteopathic legacy as we continue to blaze our trail toward the future of medicine. While it is easy to get lost in the abyss of the politics and business of medicine, I want our organization to remain mindful of the importance of service to our patients, communities and ourselves.
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did,
But people will NEVER forget how you made them feel.”
Have safe and fulfilling Summer. Be good to yourselves. FAMILY IS EVERYTHING.