159th AMA Annual Meeting
Cecil B. Wilson, MD, an internist from Winter Park, Fla., was inaugurated as the 165th president of the American Medical Association on June 15. In his speech, Dr. Wilson talked about divisiveness among physicians over issues such as health system reform and vowed to "mend the divisions within our ranks." He said the AMA would continue to seek caps on noneconomic damages in medical liability lawsuits and the repeal of the Medicare sustainable growth rate formula. Using personal sailing stories to illustrate his points, Dr. Wilson said, "Let's work together to bridge the legitimate differences that exist between us. And let's keep in mind that we're in this boat -- together."
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