WELCOME TO THE POLISH-AMERICAN MEDICAL SOCIETY IN CHICAGO
The Polish-American Medical Society (PAMS) was established in 1946 in order to facilitate social and professional relations, as well as improve and promote the status of the Polish physician émigré community in the United States. The Society organizes numerous fundraisers for charitable causes, including the annual Physicians’ Ball at the Ritz-Carlton in Chicago to raise scholarship funds for medical students of Polish descent. We invite you to visit us frequently for updates on our activities and upcoming events.
Kornelia Krol, M.D.
President, Polish-American Medical Society in Chicago
On Sunday, August 16th, 2015, PAMS members and their families gathered together for our annual Family Picnic, organized by doctors Beata Danek and Katarzyna Kusz. Festivities took place at the Jack & Lydia Resort, in Lake Villa, Illinois. There was a record attendance of over 100 people hanging around until dark, enjoying beautiful weather in beautiful surroundings, and taking so much needed time off from our busy professional lives.
Music was courtesy of the band, Second Opinion, staffed by our PAMS doctors, Dr Tucci and Dr Niekrasz, and it made our time even more special. There was dancing, there was wine, and there was yummy polish food, made by our hosts – Jack & Lydia. Their welcoming, warm attitude made this event very laid back and relaxing.
Some of us played beach volleyball, while others enjoyed pedal boats on Deep Lake, which is attached to the resort. Others were having fun mingling and goofing around with old and new friends.
We also had a moment of silence in memory of our beloved friend, Ewa Buch, who suddenly passed away recently. We all gathered together to take a group photo with smiling faces in honor of Ewa’s everlasting smile, positive attitude, and tremendous contribution to our society.
Later, there was a bonfire and singing along with guitar and accordion tunes. There was dancing, even on the table, by some of our brave members, including our president, Dr. Kornelia Krol.
Overall, it was another very successful gathering. We had several new members join us for the picnic, helping us to continue to grow stronger to make a difference and support each other.
Uprzejmie informuję i zapraszam na XXIV Polonijne Mistrzostwa Lekarzy w Tenisie Ziemnym, które odbędą się w dniach 23, 26, 29, 30 sierpnia oraz 2, 5 i 6 września 2015 r. na kortach tenisowych przy Wheeling High School (podobnie jak w latach ubiegłych).
I would like to inform you as well as invite you to the XXIV PAMS Tennis Tournament that will take place on the 23, 26, 29, and 30 of August and the 2, 5, and 6 of September, 2015 at the Wheeling High School Tennis Courts (in the same location as last year).
Registration and start: Aug. 23, 2015 (Sunday), 1:00 PM
Match days: 23, 26, 29, 30 of Aug. and 2, 5, 6 Sept.
Patronage: The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago
Entry Fee: 45$
Bronisław Orawiec, MD
It is with immense sadness and love that everyone in the Polish-American Medical Society in Chicago is saying good-bye to a special person – a great friend, colleague and Member of the Board of the Polish-American Medical Society, Dr. Ewa Kiljańska-Buch.
Dr. Buch was a graduate of Warsaw Medical Academy and of the Anesthesiology Residency at Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago. Specializing in pediatric anesthesiology, she was a greatly respected Attending Physician at the Condell Hospital in Libertyville, Illinois, for over forty years until her recent retirement. She was known in the Polish émigré community in the Chicago area as a generous, fun-loving friend, excellent physician and avid traveler. She and her husband Roman Buch were wonderful hosts to many picnics and gatherings at their Libertyville estate, as well as favorite guests as participants of other events – warm-hearted and full of joie de vivre. At the Polish-American Medical Society, for over thirty years, Ewa’s enthusiasm and involvement with organizing numerous events were a shining example of dedication to our common goal.
Ewa’s passing creates an enormous void in the work of the Polish-American Medical Society and leaves all her friends with a heavy sense of grief. We extend our deepest sympathy to her family in this time of mourning. The memory of Ewa Buch will always live in our hearts.
Serdecznie zapraszamy na doroczny PIKNIK RODZINNY Zwąizku Lekarzy Polskich, który odbędzie się w niedziele 16-go sierpnia od 12:00-5:00.
We would kindly like to invite you to our yearly PAMS family picnic that will take place on sunday August 16th from 12:00-5:00.
Jack & Lydia’s Resort,
38610 N. Edgewood St, Lake Villa, Il
W programie – in the program:
- Pieczony świniak – roasted pig
- Hulanki i swawole – fun and games
- Jezioro-łowienie ryb, pływanie, kajaki – lake, fishing, swimming, kayaking
- Zabawy dla dzieci – Games for kids
- Dobra Muzyka – Good music
- Siatkówka – Volleyball
A co najważniejsze – spotkanie z przyjaciółmi
And most importantly – meeting with friends
RSVP – email@example.com do 8/14/2015
The time has come to give with PRIDE and JOY!
Each year, during the month of June, PAMS distributes scholarships to young and promising future physicians of Polish decent from the Chicago area. Thanks to the immense success of our charity Physician’s Ball, which took place this past February, PAMS was able to increase the number of recipients from 11 to 15!
On June 28th, 2015 Dr. Radwanska (The Director of the PAMS Scholarship Committee) distributed 2015 scholarship diplomas and checks; a total of $15.000 in scholarships was awarded. Scholarships were also funded by the Dr. Rytel and Dr. Cebulski Funds, as well as by Alan Krashesky – the MC of this year’s Physician’s ball, who donated his honorarium to PAMS educational funds.
The Dr. Rytel scholarship went to Michael Grzeskowiak, a student at Loyola University. This was Michael’s second time receiving this award. The Dr. Cebulski scholarship went to another second-time recipient: Daniel Michalik.
The Krashesky awards were given to four pre-medical graduates for their outstanding achievements: Emil Klosowiak (for innovation), Aleksandra Rojek (research), Joanna Tomaszewska (leadership), and Iwona Zajkowski (community service).
The remaining PAMS scholarships were awarded to Kamil Cieply (Lublin), Zuzanna Cieszkowska (Wroclaw), Magdalena Harasimowicz (Loyola) , Adrianna Janowicz (Des Moins), Jan Morawski (Poznan), Patryk Osak (Indianapolis), Ewa Socik (Rush), and Lukasz Zborek (Krakow).
This year’s meeting was attended by over 100 PAMS members and their guests who came to congratulate our awardees and also to listen to Dr. Król’s report on the growth and achievements of PAMS. Over the past two years, Dr. Król has tirelessly been representing Chicago Polish physicians, in both Chicago and Poland.
The evening was concluded with a presentation on professional insurance by MedMal Direct, who also sponsered the refreshments.
Bravo Dr. Król for organizing and hosting another successful PAMS event that beautifully presented the Polish American Medical Society and its charitable endeavors. We hope that the younger generations of physicians and students will follow in our footsteps!
Evelina Worwag, MD, Secretary
President Kornelia Król, MD was an honorary guest at Poznań University of Medical Sciences (PUMS) this May. During her stay, Dr. Król spoke to PUMS students on the residency application process in the United States, visited many of Pozań’s new academic structures, and was asked to be the official commencement speaker for the graduating class of 2015.
On May 30th, Dr. Król presented her speech titled “Considering your options before the MATCH” at an event organized by the North American Student Government (NASG). The event was held at the PUMS library and was attended by some of this year’s PAMS Scholarship recipients: Marc Dziuba from Glenview, IL and Jan Morawski from Milwaukee, WI.
Two days later, during the PUMS 2015 Graduation Ceremony, Dr. Król eloquently emphasized the immense responsibility associated with the title Medical Doctor and inspired the graduating class to be positive leaders amongst future colleagues. This year, 47 students graduated from the 4-year MD program, 59 students from the 6-year MD program, 36 students from the DDS program, 6 students from the Pharmacy program, and 10 students from the Physical Therapy program. The graduating class represented 17 different countries and spoke 16 different languages. Fourty-six were citizens of the United States, and 16 from Canada. The ceremony was also attended by Vice-President Prof. Grzegorz Oszkinis, M.D., Ph.D., Dean of Medical Faculty I Prof. Ryszard Marciniak, M.D., Ph.D., Dean of Faculty of Pharmacy Prof. Lucjusz Zaprutko, M.Sc., Ph.D., Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences Prof. Włodzimierz Samborski, M.D., Ph.D., as well as Vice-Deans of respective faculties and Associate Deans of the Center of Medical Education in English.
After the ceremony, Dr. Król met with the heads of the university to discuss the fate of PUMS graduates returning to the United States. Professor Oszkinis proudly shared PUMS’ new approach to helping students tackle the USMLE exams. Currently, PUMS provides a full Kaplan prep course as well as NBME exams (USMLE-like exams) for all of the core subjects. These additions to the standard curriculum have significantly improved pass rates.
Dr. Król concluded her stay by visiting some of PUMS’ main structures. She saw the Didactic Center, the ‘Karolek’ student dorms, The Medical Biology Center, and The Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinic at the University Hospital of Medical Sciences. She also visited the new Alzheimer’s Rehabilitation Center founded by our very own, honorary PAMS member, Professor Jadwiga Roguska. This impressive project was funded entirely by the Roguska-Kyts Foundation.
Marta Worwag, MD