Chinese American Medical Society

The CAMS Office has moved! 

Please note that our new address is 265 Canal Street, Suite 515, New York, NY 10013. The CAIPA Office is still located at the 41 Elizabeth Street location.


CAMS Medical Students & Residents Career Day

   Saturday, March 14th, 2015
9:00 AM to 1:30 PM

New York Academy of Medicine
1216 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10029

CAMS Career Day will be a half-day event intended to better prepare medical students and residents in their future careers as physicians. The program will include panel discussions on Taking Care of Asian Patients & Barriers to Care, Clinical Research & Health Care for Chinese Patients, Residency Program Directors Panel, Specialists Panel, Private Practice vs. Academic Medicine & Physicians' Legal and Financial Issues.                

We will begin with a panel discussion on “Taking Care of Asian Patients & Barriers to Care”, followed by two parallel breakout sessions:  one geared towards medical students while the other towards residents.  Each topic covered in both breakout sessions will be done so by a selective panel of qualified speakers.  The event will then conclude with a lunch mixer for the speakers and attendees.


Treating Tobacco Use

The New York City Health Department is asking CAMS Members to participate in an interactive online learning module entitled, Treating Tobacco Use. The module aims to enhance provider knowledge on how to effectively assess, counsel and treat tobacco use. As the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S., we as health care professionals are in a prime position to help our patient’s successfully quit tobacco, while simultaneously lowering their risk of heart disease, stroke, COPD and other diseases. 

A detailed description of the course is attached, but highlights of the module include:

·         The “5 A’s” model of treating tobacco use

·         Provider/Patient communication techniques

·         Treatment options and guidance, including combination therapy

·         New York State Medicaid Benefits

·         Billing information for smoking cessation counseling


By incorporating this module into your continuing education, providers, including those in training will have the tools and resources needed to counsel and prescribe for tobacco use thereby greatly improving patients’ chances of successfully quitting. For medical residents, this module meets five of six Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) core competencies and can be placed into your learning management system. For attending providers, the module provides 1 CME credit.

Click here to access the online module and here to access additional provider resources.









Once patients receive treatment, they can also visit and search NYC QUITS to access tools and information on how to quit and stay quit.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about how to incorporate the learning module into your learning management system, please contact The New York City Health Department at 347-396-4552.


Medical Heroes: CAMS has partnered with HKATV for their new "Medical Heroes" series, which features several Chinese physicians providing valuable health information to our communities. All episodes can be viewed on HKATV's Medical Heroes website.  

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