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DCMA physicians are graduates of the Physician Leadership Academy

June 13, 2022 – Physicians from the Dade County Medical Association (DCMA), Broward County Medical Association (BCMA), and Palm Beach County Medical Society (PBCMS) graduate from the Physician Leadership Academy (PLA) of Southern California. Florida, an activity held at the Windham Hotel in Ft. Lauderdale.

Angel Bosch, CEO of the DCMA, Audrea Vaugh, DO,; Estelamari Rodriguez, MD; by Raul Grosz, MD, and Carmel Barrau, MD

The DCMA team of physicians, consisting of Raul Grosz, MD; Estelamari Rodriguez, MD; and Audrea Vaugh, DO, presented their project on Covid 19 Vaccine Hesitancy Reasons, Obstacles and Solutions. As part of the project, doctors have developed a webinar that will be shared on the DCMA digital network to educate other colleagues on how to approach this situation with patients.

“The experience of being part of a group of physician leaders representing the Dade County Medical Association has taught me how important the leadership role of physicians in health care is. The opportunity to do research, exchange ideas with other professionals and present our projects has allowed us to learn and understand that working together will allow us to achieve our goal of providing better health care. quality to our patients. –Raul Grosz, MD.

“Excellent experience for professional development, networking, and leadership, moving from complaining against the healthcare system to advocating for our profession and our patients,” says Estelamari Rodriguez, MD.

During the graduation, the doctors had a conversation between Drs. Jennifer S. Capezzuti, DO of BCMA; Ramon Cuevas-Trisan, MD of PBCMS, Jose David Suarez, MD, Past President of DCMA. This discussion was led by former West Palm Beach Library Foundation Executive Director and Certified Professional Life Coach, Jim Sugarman, discussed the importance of “making a difference in the future as a leading physician.”

The PLA is a program in which clinicians learn to improve their leadership and communication skills, enabling them to improve their organizational management skills, develop ongoing relationships with colleagues, and strengthen their leadership roles in diverse communities. of South Florida.

This program is conducted under the auspices of the Physicians Foundation and led by the Palm Beach County Medical Society/Services in association with the Broward County Medical Association and the Dade County Medical Association. The program is endorsed by the Florida Medical Association.

The PLA program is a free benefit to members of each county association through a grant from The Physicians Foundation Applications. If you would like to apply for the next session, please contact Angel Bosch, Executive Director of the Dade County Medical Association at

About DCMA

The DCMA is the organization of choice for physicians advocating for patients and the quality and sustainability of the practice of medicine. Its mission is to support its members in all aspects of the practice of medicine; serve physicians and their patients by establishing and promoting ethical, educational, and clinical standards for the medical profession, and uphold the highest principle of all, the integrity of the patient/physician relationship.

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