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  • Encouraging a time of membership collegiality in a relaxed atmosphere, the evening is open to all members and spouses/partners. This event is held on the first Wednesday of each month, with appetizers and the first drink hosted by SCMS! Free parking availableFor event details or to register for the event, click here.

    Please contact Shelly Bonforti with any questions at   

  • The Spokane County Medical Society Foundation Wellness Program is designed to address the barriers that typically prevent physicians and physician assistants from getting the help they need. The program provides counseling and coaching services that are tailored to individual needs: it is quickly accessible at the convenience of the physician/PA, confidential, free for members, private and minimally constrained by record-keeping. read more



  • WA-ACEP Presents Dr. James Nania with the Nancy Auer Meritorious Achievement Award 

    May 9, 2016 – The Washington Chapter American College of Emergency Physicians (WA-ACEP) is proud to announce it has awarded James Nania, MD, FACEP with the 2016 Nancy Auer Meritorious Achievement Award. Nania received the award April 28 during the WA-ACEP Annual Meeting in Seattle. read more







  • Medical Education Celebration Cruise

    SCMS is hosting an evening cruise celebrating medical education in Spokane held aboard COP member Travis Prewitt’s (UBS Bank) boat “The Serendipity” on Thursday, September 8, 2016. 

    Click here for details and event registration. 

    Due to limited space capacity on the boat and the nature of the event, invites to participate are limited to practicing physicians and physician assistants only and does not include spouses, significant others or staff.

  •     For more information and to register click here

        For question contact Karen Hagensen at (509) 325-5010 or

President's Message

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By Clinton Hauxwell, MD | SCMS President

Born in 1849, Sir William Osler was one of the founding professors of Johns Hopkins Hospital. He has been described as the ‘Father of Modern Medicine,’ and in addition to his medical skills he was recognized as an avid reader, author, and practical joker. He is probably best known for his insistence that medical students and residents learn at the bedside, interacting with patients. He was a particular champion of the clinical clerkship — having third and fourth year medical students spend time with him on the wards; this was a dramatic change from the traditional lecture style of teaching. He once opined that “He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all.” Osler was a prolific writer, and there is much to be learned from his many essays and books — he had the amazing ability to succinctly express ideas which remain today as applicable to the practice of medicine as they were when first written.  Read More...

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