T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society (TLJMS) was honored in August, 2015, for the second year in a row with a Chapter of the Year Award – Small Chapter Category, from the National Medical Association (NMA).
Dr. Roger L. Duncan, III, TLJMS Board President, travelled to the NMA’s 113th Annual Convention and Annual Assembly at COBO Convention Center in Detroit, MI to receive the award, which is given to chapters who demonstrate exemplary leadership in membership recruitment, community service and continuing medical education.
“We are honored to have been recognized for our efforts in service to the community of Palm Beach and our members,” said Dr. Duncan, “And to receive this award for two years in a row is a real testament to the dedication and determination of our board, our members, and our volunteers.”
The NMA was founded in 1895 and is the nation’s oldest and largest organization representing African American physicians and health professionals in the United States. Established in 1895, the NMA is the collective voice of more than 30,000 African American physicians and the patients they serve, with nearly 129 affiliated societies throughout the nation and U.S. territories. The NMA promotes the collective interests of physicians and patients of African descent by serving as the collective voice of physicians of African descent and a leading force for parity in medicine, elimination of health disparities and promotion of optimal health.
“We believe that when the history of this dynamic period of struggle is written, T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society will be deeply etched in its fabric as having inspired and challenged physicians and medical professionals nationwide to address critical issues of healthcare and medicine,” said Lawrence Sanders Jr., MD, MBA, and 115th President, National Medical Association.
He added: “T. Leroy Jefferson Medical Society has been paramount in NMA’s shared commitment to promote and advance the art and science of medicine for people of African descent through education, advocacy, and health policy that promotes health and wellness, eliminates health disparities, and sustains physician viability.”