Massachusetts Medical Society: MMS's COVID-19 Response and Antiracism Efforts

MMS's COVID-19 Response and Antiracism Efforts

MMS’s COVID-19 Response and Antiracism Efforts

This lecture provides an update on the Massachusetts Medical Society’s (MMS) ongoing COVID-19 response efforts to protect patients, health care workers, and the sustainability of medical practice.  The lecture also covers how the pandemic, as well as the protests against racial injustice, have shined a light on the role of racism as a critical determinant of health and well-being for our patients and our colleagues. Dr. Rosman discusses the health and professional inequities that result from systemic racism, what the MMS is doing to work toward becoming an antiracist organization, and how members can get involved. He then takes a few questions at the completion of the lecture to allow physicians to further probe and explore the ways that MMS and we, as individuals, can help address racism in medicine.


Dr. Rosman




David Rosman, M.D., MBA, MMS President 2020-2021

David A. Rosman is a board-certified radiologist and associate chairman for radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also an instructor in radiology at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Rosman is committed to global health and to addressing disparities in health care. He started the first-ever radiology residency in Rwanda. Rosman wrote the curriculum and established the program while practicing radiology and living in Rwanda with his family for two years. He and his family return annually to teach – he in radiology and his wife, Dr. Samantha Rosman, in pediatrics. 

A member of the Medical Society since he was a medical student in 1998, Dr. Rosman has served the organization in a number of capacities. He is currently a member of the Society’s American Medical Association (AMA) delegation and has served as a member of the Board of Trustees, Vice Chair of the Medical Student Section, a member of its Resident and Fellow Section, and a member of the committees on Finance and Ethics and Grievances.

Active with other medical organizations, Dr. Rosman has served on the Board of Trustees of the AMA and as a Delegate to the AMA from the American College of Radiology (ACR). He also served as the Speaker of the Resident and Fellows Section of the AMA as well as the Speaker of the AMA’s Young Physicians Section. He is currently Chair of the ACR's Radiology Integrated Care Network. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Radiological Society. 

Intended Audience
This activity is designed for health care leaders, physicians, residents, other health care professionals and students in all health care professions.

Course Objectives

  • Summarize MMS' resources and advocacy to support the practice of medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Give examples of the ways racism affects health.
  • Identify actions physicians can take to further anti-racism.

Course Fees
Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) Physician Member: Free
MMS Resident/Student Member: Free
Non-Member Physician: Free
Non-Members Resident/Student: Free
Allied Health Professional/Other: Free

Format & Estimated Time to Complete: Video,1 hour

Accreditation and Credit Information
Accreditation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Massachusetts Medical Society designates this internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity meets the criteria for the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for risk management study.

MOC Approval Statement
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory , this activity has met the requirements as an MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:

Allergy and Immunology
Colon and Rectal Surgery
Family Medicine
Medical Genetics and Genomics
Nuclear Medicine
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Plastic Surgery
Preventive Medicine
Psychiatry and Neurology
Thoracic Surgery

National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistant (NCCPA)
Physician Assistants may claim a maximum of 1.00 Category 1 credits for completing this activity. NCCPA accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Exam/Assessment: A score of 70% or higher is required to receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Activity Term
Original Release Date: June 10, 2021
Review Date (s): N/A
Termination Date: June 10, 2024

Course Developers, Reviewers & Web Producer:
Robyn Alie, Manager, Public Health, Massachusetts Medical Society
Jane E. Gagne, Manager, Accreditation and Education Compliance, NEJM Group Education
Vanessa P. Kenealy , JD, Public Health & Preparedness Programs Specialist, Massachusetts Medical Society
Thelma J. Tatten, Web Content Production Specialist, NEJM Group Education
Katherine Udden, Director of Communications, Massachusetts Medical Society
Susan Webb, Executive Director, Health Policy, Public Health, AMR Planning & Education, Massachusetts Medical Society

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