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  • Proposed Amendments to the AMS Constitution and Bylaws

    The Arkansas Medical Society Constitution and Bylaws Committee met on January 20, 2014 and recommended the following proposed amendments be submitted to the House of Delegates at its May meeting. Members of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee are Charles Logan, MD, Little Rock Chairman; Amy Cahill, MD, Pine Bluff; Bradley Bibb, MD, Ash Flat; Dennis Yelvington, MD, Stuttgart; Richard Pellegrino, MD, Little Rock; Chad Rodgers, MD, Little Rock; and Spenser Wolken, Medical Student. According to the AMS Constitution and Bylaws,… Read More

  • AMS Forming New APRN/PA Interest Group

    Recognizing that most APRNs and PAs work directly with physicians either in an employment or team-based model, the AMS Board of Trustees has authorized the creation of a PA/APRN Interest Group. These professionals are invaluable… Read More

  • 2014 Award Nominations

    The Arkansas Medical Society is seeking nominations for the 2014 Asklepion, Shuffield and Student Leadership Awards. Asklepion and Shuffield Award recipients will be honored at the annual meeting Saturday, May 4, at the Winthrop Rockefeller… Read More

  • SVMIC Supports AMS Leadership Development

    John Mize, president and CEO of State Volunteer Mutual Insurance Company, presented the Arkansas Medical Society with a $22,000 check in support of leadership development during the recent AMS Fall Board Meeting. AMS deeply appreciates… Read More

  • Opportunity to Serve as an AMS Trustee

    AMS District Trustee nominations are now being accepted through February 1, 2014.  District Trustees will be elected by AMS members in the respective districts, with voting taking place from February 17-28, 2014.  Eligibility criteria: must live… Read More

  • AMS Welcomes 48 New Members

    The physicians listed below have illustrated their commitment to improving health care in this community and our state by joining the Arkansas Medical Society. “As society members, these physicians are part of a statewide network… Read More

  • AMS Member Clinic Receives $170,517 for Healthy Living Campaign

    The Delta Regional Authority recently awarded ARcare of East Arkansas $170,517 to further health outcomes through the “Eat Better Move More” Healthy Lifestyle Campaign and the Brinkley Health Center, Wellness Center and Mobile Unit. This… Read More

  • Dr. Richard “Whit” Hall Honored

    The Arkansas Chapter of The March of Dimes recently honored AMS member, Dr. Richard “Whit” Hall at their annual Signature Chefs Auction at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.  This event was attended by… Read More

  • Organized Medical Staff Committee

    AMS believes that medical staffs across the state share common concerns and challenges yet have no venue to explore these issues with others going through the same issues. Examples include bylaws, call, employment issues, peer… Read More

  • Dr. Shelby Re-Elected

    Congratulations to Gene Shelby, MD, Hot Springs, who was re-elected Chairman of the AMS Board of Trustees at the August board meeting. Dr. Shelby has been an Emergency Room physician for over 35 years, served… Read More

  • AMS Welcomes 128 New Members This Summer

    The physicians listed below have illustrated their commitment to improving health care in this community and our state by joining the Arkansas Medical Society. “As society members, these physicians are part of a statewide network… Read More