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WHY SHOULD I JOIN NJPMS?

As you are already aware, you must earn 50 continuing medical education credits yearly to maintain your license. In addition to the CME’s you earn, you must obtain annual HIPAA training, a mandatory Opioid review course and semi-annual POLST (end of life) training. NJPMS works to offer seminars throughout the biennial registration period to ensure you have these topics covered.

Some of the additional benefits of being a member are:

  • Reduced cost for attending the annual Region III conference in Atlantic City
  • Reduced cost for attending NJPMS one-day conferences throughout the year
  • Attending your divisions monthly meeting to obtain CME credits and up to date practice information
  • Receive e-mail blasts of timely and important practice, legal and legislative information that can directly affect your medical practice
  • Having a Legislative Agent representing your interests in Washington and Trenton to keep you informed and protect your interest and practice viability from outside influences
  • Having Legal Counsel available to also protect your interest and keep your Society up to date and informed
  • Bringing current National Speakers to your local seminars; therefore, saving you time and expense from traveling long distances to secure this relevant practice information
  • Maintaining your CMEs in the Society’s databank and keep you abreast of approaching deadlines and requirements. 
  • Our CME statements are fully recognized by the NJ State Board of Medical Examiners (SBME). The New Jersey SBME has approved NJPMS as a valid source of CME (continuing medical education) contact hours and accepts our validated copy as meeting the required biennial CME requirements
  • Affords one the opportunity to become involved on a local, state or national level to serve your profession and be an influencing podiatric force now and in the future
  • NJPMS reviews the medical malpractice insurance market every three years to enable the membership to have fair and adequate coverage which represents the best value for premiums
  • NJPMS maintains a professional relationship with other medically related associations in a coalition which works together on issues and protects and informs members on key overlapping medical situations
  • Works with corporate members to offer discounts to the membership on various purchasing items from shredding services to sterilization monitoring to legal protection programs, as well as introducing new products and services to assist the member in their podiatric practice
  • NJ members are part of the AFL/CIO Guild #45 which assists on legislative issues.  Currently, states that are active members of Guild #45 include Pennsylvania, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Vermont and New Jersey
  • Guild members are available to purchase healthcare insurance for the members and family through the United Steel Workers Health and Welfare Fund which is a fully insured plan through Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Additional Guild member benefits include:  life insurance coverage; their children are available for college scholarship; partake in Guild retirement savings plan (Income Flex pays no sales commission); identity theft protection; online shopping discount coupons; mortgage programs; moving and storage discounts, as well as home buying discounts and benefits.  The Guild offers scores of discounts and programs. Please view their website:  www.opeiu.org

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