The Chicago City Council adopted a resolution on March 28, 2018 designating March 30 as the “Chicago Medical Society Day”. This day is also observed as the “National Doctor’s Day”. Dr. Vemuri S. Murthy is the current President of Chicago Medical Society and a past President of the Indian American Medical Association, Illinois.
This proclamation is an important milestone in the annals of one of the largest County Medical Societies in the USA founded in 1850, currently representing 17,000 Cook County Physicians serving 5 million patients. As part of this special recognition, the proclamation “applauds the proud history and contributions of the Chicago Medical Society” in diverse areas of public health, patient care, medical education, physician advocacy and community Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training with ongoing commitment of service to the local communities.
This recognition is one more way the Chicago Medical Society is working to educate legislators, citizens, and groups about the important work of our local physicians and their representative organization.
Chicago Medical Society conducts the community CPR programs (Project SMILE, “Saving More Illinois Lives through Education”) in Chicago communities partnering with organizations such as the Indian American Medical Association, Illinois. US Congressmen, Illinois Legislators and Members of Chicago Consular Corps (including the Chicago Indian Consulate) were among the participants of the CPR program.