Massachusetts Medical Society: Franklin District Medical Society

Franklin District Medical Society

Franklin District Medical Society Officers 2023-2024

District President: Laurence Klein, MD
Vice President: Stefan Topolski, MD
Treasurer: Joseph J. Viadero, MD

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1092
Wilbraham, MA 01095-7092     
Phone: (413) 596-9231

District Event/Activity Contact: MMS West Central Region, (413) 596-9231

Franklin District News

Dr. Meghan Gump honored by Franklin District Medical Society as 2023 Community Clinician of the Year

Meghan Gump

Dr. Meghan Gump, a family medicine physician with Valley Medical Group in Greenfield, has been selected as the Frankin District Medical Society’s 2023 Community Clinician of the Year, an award recognizing her professionalism and contributions as a physician.

Gump, a native of Southern Vermont, earned an undergraduate degree from Haverford College and returned home to attend University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine.

She was drawn to primary care during her medical training and had the opportunity to complete her residency in San Jose, Calif., which broadened her medical knowledge from rural family practice to inner-city care.

Gump joined Valley Medical Group in 2004. She starts most days with a mountain bike in the state forest, catching sunrise before she heads to work. She finds joy every day in being a “small town doc,” building connections with her patients and gaining their trust so that she can be a part of their life and health journey is what fills her up.

Franklin District Medical Society Announces Scholarships

The Franklin District Medical Society, the local chapter of the Massachusetts Medical Society, is pleased to announce that applications are now available for its Student Grant Aid Program. The "Percy W. Wadman, M.D. Scholarship" is awarded to a medical student(s) based on merit and financial need. Grants range from $1,000 to $2,500 and are awarded annually. The following criteria must be met for an individual to be considered:

  • At least one parent or guardian must live in Franklin County.
  • A letter of matriculation must be submitted from the medical school the individual is attending.
  • A copy of the letter of recommendation from the undergraduate school to the medical school must be submitted.

The Franklin District Medical Society is pleased to offer you this opportunity. To receive an application, please contact the West Central Regional Office at (800) 522-3112 or e-mail:

All candidates will have an equal opportunity to qualify for the grants, and recipients will be chosen by the Executive Committee. Notification to the applicants will be by September.

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