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One reason young people don’t go into science? We don’t fail well. What does this mean for leadership? From STAT Four weeks into my first semester of college, my academic confidence was completely shredded. I had back-to-back tests in cell biology, chemistry, and calculus, and my time management skills weren’t …
Legislative Advocacy Day

By all accounts Legislative Advocacy Day was an enormous success. We’d like to thank Dr. Jerry Abraham for commandeering LACMA’s social media for the day and keeping us all filled in via Facebook Live videos, posts and photos. Everyone who shared, liked and commented really helped spread the word and …
Leadership

Registration has started for the Western Healthcare Leadership Academy – one of CMA’s biggest events of the year. Don’t miss the chance to hear amazing speakers like Paul Begala, Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP, Ira Flatow and Hugh Hewitt. To register and get all the info about the event, click here. …
Legislative Advocacy Day

Make your voice heard! Legislative Advocacy Day is April 18th. The California Medical Association (CMA) will host its 43rd annual Legislative Advocacy Day on April 18, 2017. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Grand in Sacramento. Attendees will have the opportunity go to the Capitol throughout the day …

Most of us readily understand the benefits of having a mentor on the path to becoming a physician. But what is the value to the doctor who becomes a mentor? Is it helpful to dish up one more responsibility to an already full plate? At LACMA, we asked ourselves these questions recently. …
African American Physicians

Back in July a few of us on the LACMA team talked about our emotional response to hearing Dr. Brian H. Williams in Dallas share deeply around his experience as an African American physician and trauma surgeon in the US. His remarks at a press conference went viral. The result of that …
Dr. Rose Talbot Bullard

In celebration of Women Physicians Day, LACMA would like to take a moment to recognize Rose Talbot Bullard, MD who was the first woman president at LACMA. She was elected back in 1903. Dr. Bullard was a well-respected physician and surgeon in Los Angeles. She was also an instructor in …

The California Medical Association (CMA) is forming a technical advisory committee (TAC) on health care reform to develop policy to guide CMA through issues related to Congress’ proposal to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. While CMA has extensive policy on health care reform, there will be many new issues …

Pathways to Leadership & Orientation to LACMA/CMA Saturday, February 11, 2017 –  8am – 12pm – LACMA Headquarters The Pathways to Leadership & Orientation to LACMA/CMA is presented by LACMA’s Women Physicians Action Committee We hope you will join us as we explore leadership development, personal stories of success, diversity, …
transgender youth

From STAT – Pediatrician Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy uses a stethoscope and otoscope, of course. But running a clinic for transgender youth means her pediatric medical supplies also include a selection of silicone penises and chest-flattening binders. Thanks to the openness of Caitlyn Jenner and others, public awareness of transgenderism — and …