Enjoy Wednesday’s NCMS Morning Rounds.

Nov. 18, 2020

We Need Your Input By Friday

The NCMS Policy Committee will hold its regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 1, when they will review your input on three DRAFT policies. Your perspective is key to informing committee members’ discussion and helps ensure sound policy development.

Please take just a moment to answer several questions on the policy topics being considered, and to review the DRAFT policies that will be before the committee.

Thank you to the many of you who have already responded with your ideas and comments. For those who have yet to respond, please do so by Friday, Nov. 20. Thank you!

Digital Equity

Watch your NCMS Morning Rounds for updates on the committee meeting and any resulting recommendations to the NCMS Board of Directors.

Special Purchase N95 Masks Available Until Monday Only

Thanks to the NCMS’ partnership with ActionPPE group purchasing, you may acquire Honeywell H910 Plus NIOSH N95 respirators for $3.85 each. The orders are due by Nov. 23 and will begin shipping on Dec. 14. Visit this site for more information on pre-ordering these masks.

You also may shop for and order a variety of other PPE at this webpage, including masks, gloves, gowns and face shields.

Virtual NC Medical Board Meeting Begins Today

You can listen in to the NC Medical Board’s regular meeting, which begins today, Nov. 18 and ends Friday, Nov. 20. The meeting is held virtually and is open to the public. For an agenda and how to access the meeting, click here.

If you’re interested in learning more about the Board’s virtual meetings as well as other topics like its complaint process or suicide prevention awareness, check out its new podcast series, MedBoard Matters, here.

In the News

No One Is Listening to Us, The Atlantic, 11-13-20

Learning Opportunity

The NC Healthcare Association along with Merritt Hawkins is hosting a webinar on Dec. 2 from 10 to 11 a.m. on ‘Underrepresented Minority Clinical Pipeline Growth Strategies.’

A diverse clinical workforce is tantamount to the delivery of excellent health care. This is even more important if the health care provider serves a racially diverse patient population. AMN and Merritt Hawkins has developed sustainable strategies to assist academic medical centers and health care providers with improving recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority clinicians and staff. This webinar offers examples of partnerships, resources, incentives and promotional programs required to build a permanent, self-perpetuating supply of premier underrepresented minorities (URM) talent at all levels.

Register here.



If you have policies you’d like your NCMS Board of Directors to consider, please complete the Board input form here. Thanks for reading!