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  • Judy A. Benson, MD, Awarded

    SCMS Physician Citizen of the Year for 2017

    Spokane, WA, December 15, 2017---The Spokane County Medical Society (SCMS) proudly announced Judy A. Benson, MD, as the recipient of the Physician Citizen of the Year award for 2017. Dr. Benson has taken on a number of lead positions wherein she has been the face of our medical community from the perspective of the Internal Medicine Residency, the Spokane County Medical Society, Providence Healthcare Director of Medical Education, and Deaconess President of the Medical staff.  During her 30 years in this community, first as a private practitioner, and for the last couple of decades in education at the GME level, she has impacted hundreds of learners at the Graduate level of medical education and she has impacted thousands of patients.

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  • The 2018 Spokane Medical Humanities Committee Essay Competition - DEADLINE 3/1/18

    The Medical Humanities Committee is now accepting submissions from Spokane-based residents, medical students and community physicians for its annual Spokane Essay Contest. A generous contribution from the Shikany Endowment has led to the establishment of an annual essay contest entitled “On Being a Physician”, with a $500 prize. The purpose of the essay is to encourage Spokane-based residents, medical students and physicians to reflect on how interactions with patients have led to personal growth as a physician.  For rules, regulations and additional information, Physicians click here and Resident/Medical Students click here.




President's Message

Picture of John McCarthy, MD, President of SCMS

By John McCarthy, MD | Outgoing SCMS President

It has been an impressively fast-paced year from my perspective as the Immediate Past President of the Medical Society. It’s not one that allowed as much quiet time for reflection and contemplation as I might have appreciated. It has been one filled with changes, realigning of goals and re-a¨rmation of our mission statement. In my first Message note, I discussed an appreciation of our Mission Statement, which states to “fairly and objectively serve as a guardian of community health and wellness while leading and promoting the professional practice of medicine...”


Brenda Sue Houmard

By Brenda Sue Houmard, MD, PhD | Incoming SCMS President

It is the time of year that most of us assess the progress of last year and make plans for improving next year. As the incoming president of the Spokane County Medical Society, I feel that this is an opportune time to do just that.


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