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Young Physician Engagement: The Holy Grail for Today's Medical Societes

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Mr. James (Jim) G Beckner |  Ms. Kelsey McQuaid-Craig MPA CAE
1 Hour, 2 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Jul 26, 2019
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The future of every membership organization is dependent upon attracting and engaging new members. It has been well documented that “Joining” is no longer seen to be the motivating factor it once was. ;Attracting and keeping early career physicians (ECP) is a unique challenge but essential to the continued health of our societies. So what’s the secret? This workshop will dissect two successful ECP engagement programs at both a state (American College of Emergency Physicians -California Chapter) and county level (Richmond Academy of Medicine). Both societies will share lessons learned from the entire process of planning, creating and growing their ECP initiatives. They will also highlight the unexpected organizational impacts of focusing on this key demographic.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will gain insights into the mindset of ECP and their desire to gain value from today’s medical societies.
  • Participants will learn specific key components of successful ECP engagement programs at both a county and state specialty society.
  • Participants will learn how engagement of early career physicians has positive effects across the spectrum of membership.



Credits Offered: 1

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Mr. James (Jim) G Beckner Related Seminars and Products

Executive Director

Richmond Academy of Medicine, Inc

Jim Beckner is Executive Director of the Richmond Academy of Medicine, a multi-company corporation of both for-profit and non-profit entities including a membership society of 2500 members, a medical society management company, a national health care professional credentialing company and two charitable organizations — a specialty care free clinic and an advance care planning organization. Jim has served various roles in the non-profit management sector for over 35 years.

Ms. Kelsey McQuaid-Craig MPA CAE's Profile

Ms. Kelsey McQuaid-Craig MPA CAE Related Seminars and Products

Director of Policy and Programs

American College of Emergency Physicians, California Chapter

Kelsey McQuaid-Craig joined California ACEP in 2012 after working on the boards of local and statewide political organizations. Kelsey served as an intern to Congressman Mike Thompson (D-St. Helena) in his Yolo County district office. Prior to becoming the Director of Policy and Programs, she worked as Program Associate and Government Affairs Associate for California ACEP, maintaining the California ACEP website and social media pages, analyzing healthcare legislation, and organizing California ACEP’s annual Legislative Leadership Conference. Kelsey is a member of the American Society of Association Executives and the American Association of Medical Society Executives. She is a past Chair of the CalSAE Legislative Committee. She was the Co-Chair of the AAMSE 360 Program and a member of the AAMSE Leadership Committee, Trends Task Force, and 2020 and 2021 Annual Conference Planning Committee. She is the Immediate Past President of the USC Alumni Club of Sacramento. She is a Certified Association Executive through ASAE and participated in the NextGen Association Summit in 2021. She earned her B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Davis and her M.P.A. from the University of Southern California. In her "spare" time she enjoys photography, spending time with her husband and two dogs, and rooting on the 2020 World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers.