On Point: 2030 – North Carolina Takes America’s Top Rank for Overall Health – by Philip M. Brown, Jr., MD

Imagine if we had the ability to elevate North Carolina to become the healthiest state in America.…

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On Point: Room with a View – by James E. Hill, Jr., MEd, PA-C Emeritus, DFAAPA

I have been clinically retired as a practicing PA for several years now after a 42-year career as a…

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On Point: Restricting abortion will not stop people from seeking abortion – by Dr. Amy Bryant

On Point submissions are individual member viewpoints and not North Carolina Medical Society…

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On Point: CMS needs to include measures for social drivers of health

This op-ed was shared on April 29, 2022, on STAT By Michael Darrouzet, Jennifer Hanscom and Chip…

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On Point: Address rising violence in the ER – by Michael Utecht, MD

This op-ed was shared in several publications including the Raleigh News & Observer and the…

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Submit Your On Point Editorial

The NCMS communications team is looking for Medical Society members to contribute regularly to the “On Point” blog and Podcast. Submissions to the “On Point” blog must meet the following criteria:

  1. Focus on a current or emerging issues that (a) are of interest to our member—physicians and physician assistants; (b) focus on chronic health, mental health, or integrated health topics; or (c) opinion pieces about lifestyle and wellness topics.
  2. Blog submissions must be 500-1,000 words for decent depth and detail.
  3. Podcasts are 30 to 60 minutes in length and will be interview format or can be an original pre-recorded discussion submitted as a mp4 format file.
  4. ALL content must be original content of the author and does not include self-promotion or marketing information.
  5. All submissions must be well-written and complete, no outlines.
  6. Submissions are restricted to NCMS members only.

Please send submissions to [email protected].

The blog is for educational and informational purposes.