VMS offers its members a host of services that are designed to encourage medical excellence through education:
- Free Thursday Webinar Series: In an effort to keep Vermont’s physicians up-to-date on legal, regulatory and practice management issues of importance to their practices, the Vermont Medical Society has launched the 2018/2019 monthly series of free webinars. Taking place the third Thursday of each month from 12 noon to 1 p.m., the webinars are open to VMS members, practice staff and others interested in the practice of medicine. For each session you will receive 1 AMA PRA Category 1 credit.
VMS helps physicians fulfill continuing medical education requirements by hosting several CME programs during its annual meeting and, upon request, will document members’ fulfillment of CME requirements.
And through a new partnership with the Massachusetts Medical Society VMS members now have discounted access to approximately 30 world-class online CME offerings. Additionally, the Vermont General Assembly has enacted a number of new regulations regarding CMEs that VMS members should be aware of.
As the practice of medicine is ever evolving, VMS works diligently to assist its members by providing information, regulations, studies, and articles to providers through a growing compilation of helpful resources. Click here for more information on important regulatory topics including:
Patient Choices at the End of Life (Physician Assisted Death/Medical Aid in Dying)
Non-Discrimination & Interpreter services
Workers’ Compensation and
The Vermont Guide to Health Law
VMS also supports the education of current and future physicians through the Vermont Medical Society Education and Research Foundation, Inc. a not-for-profit public benefit corporation organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes. The mission of the VMS Foundation is to advance the public good by supporting education, improvement and evaluation in the field of health.
Besides its important studies, reports and conferences, the VMS Foundation, in conjunction with the Chittenden County Medical Society, each year awards the Dr. Mildred Reardon Award, a $10,000 scholarship given to a deserving third-year medical student at the University of Vermont College of Medicine.
The Guide is designed to give physicians and health care facilities a fundamental understanding of legal and regulatory requirements that affect the delivery of health care in Vermont today.
VMS has worked with leading health care attorneys and experts across the state to review, revise or author each chapter of the Guide, including frequently-requested topics such as retaining medical records, closing a medical office and minor consent for health care.