Monday, June 22, 2009
Jim Rohack, MD, became the 164th president of the American Medical Association one day after President Barack Obama made a historic visit to the AMA, and on the eve of a long, hot summer of negotiations over health system reform. The former TMA president took his audience through a history lesson – the evolution of medicine, of organized medicine, and of Jim Rohack himself. “I can promise that our AMA is committed to offering guidance, our expertise, the benefits of our relationship with patients, and the powerful voice of our profession, to help the powers that be make the right decisions,” Dr. Rohack said to an audience of his national peers and Texas friends. “This is an effort that will define our organization, define our nation, and define each and every one of us.” Listen to Dr. Rohack’s address in a special installment of Podcast TMA.
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