President’s Message

January, 2020

Seeing Things 2020
Dr. Mozella Williams, MD MBA

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”

-Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Happy New Year MDAFP!

I hope your holidays were joyful and restful. And for those of you who took-one-for-the-team, working the holiday shifts or extra hours to allow your colleagues to travel or get home to festivities, I send a special note of gratitude to you!

As Ms. Pierce says, we all have a chance to start writing our new opportunities of 2020. At MDAFP, I continue looking forward to working with our Executive Staff, Board of Directors, Committee Chairs, and you (our valuable members) to find new opportunities to promote and support Family Medicine.

A resource which will most certainly help us in these efforts is in the new partnership of the lobbying firm Schwartz, Metz & Wise, PA! Schwartz, et al has vast expertise in traversing the legislative halls of Annapolis, as well as the regulatory spaces throughout Maryland, on behalf of many physician groups. Please join me in celebrating this new and wonderful opportunity as we also honor the legacy of Mr. Eric Gally and his many years of dedication and commitment to the MDAFP.

As always, January finds our fourth year Medical Students at the height of their residency interviews, third year Residents and Fellows starting to have meaningful discussions about life after training, and many of us wondering what the future will look like in our departments, health systems, and practices. Whatever we find in 2020, may we continue to find (or rediscover) with clarity of mind and heart the joy and purpose in our work as Family Physicians, and in the many lives we have the privilege to care for.

Most sincerely,

Mozella Williams, MD MBA






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