CONGRATULATIONS! Natalia Ortiz-Torrent, MD, FAPA, FAPM, FPCP – The 159th President of The Philadelphia County Medical Society.
Dr. Ortiz was sworn into office by current President, James L. Cristol, MD, during the PCMS Board Meeting, via Zoom on June 18, 2020, with her husband, Michael Castagna, RN, MSEd by her side.
Dr. Ortiz is the 8th woman elected to the highest office and the first Latinx Woman President in the Society’s History. Dr. Ortiz is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry & Behavioral Science, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, and Medical Director, Consultation & Liaison Psychiatry, Temple University Hospital.
SILAMP Health resources for patients, children, and medical professionals regarding Covid-19.
Will re-open in Spring 2021
For 16 years, SILAMP has granted scholarships to students in healthcare. Get Involved!
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and make a difference in the education of the future healthcare workers.
SILAMP provides education to the Latino community about medical conditions that affect them through radio, social media, health fairs, and workshops.
"It takes a village!"
Join us to fulfill our mission of diversity in healthcare and education for the wellness of the underrepresented Latin community.
Our annual CME accredited international medical conference honoring Dr. Carlos Finlay to share pertinent information to the Latino-American medical society.
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For 16 years SILAMP has granted scholarships to students in healthcare.
SILAMP members joined in the efforts to help those effected by the hurricanes in Puerto Rico in 2017.
2019 Dr Carlos Finlay's Conference was "Effective Response to the Veterans Suicide Crisis". Healthcare professionals, veterans, civic, public and community leaders addressed this call to action.
Juan Díaz-Quiñones, MD
President of SILAMP
Associate Professor of Clinical OB-GYN Temple School of Medicine
Our Mission is to:
To promote careers in healthcare in Latin American students by providing scholarships and mentorship
To promote the education of the Latin American community on healthcare topics that affect them via health fairs, public press releases social media, newspaper, radio, TV, and workshops
To promote the continued education of healthcare providers via programs such as our Dr. Carlos Finlay Multidisciplinary Medical Conference or in partnership with other professional organizations, and universities
To provide a sense of community to the healthcare providers
through networking events, collaborative projects, and friendship
To maintain an open professional relationship with other medical organizations and companies that are interested in the Latino American healthcare at the local, regional, national, and international levels. This will promote access to updated developments in research and medical protocols to better serve the Latino community. It will also give access to resources and collaborative initiatives to promote careers in healthcare, mentorship, and advocacy initiatives.
SILAMP statement on Health Care Disparities.
Recognizing the extraordinary circumstances we are currently witnessing in the history of our country, and faced with the evidence of the inequality in the delivery of health care that affects mostly people of color and results in severe disparities in health care outcomes, SILAMP (Society of Ibero-Latin American Medical Professionals) recognizes that this situation is unacceptable and unsustainable.
As an organization that concentrates on promoting good health in the Latino community, one of the groups most affected by Ethnic Health Care Disparities, we are committed to the idea of equality in the delivery and access to health care for all people, regardless of their Race, Sex, Gender, Religion or Sexual Orientation.
We support all efforts to fight and eliminate Racism and Inequality in any form and at any level. We will work with organizations that are like minded in their pursuit of respecting human rights, of which health care is one, to eliminate Ethnic Health Care Disparities.
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