Junior Alliance Holiday Service Project

The students made candy cane reindeers for the moms and nurses at Flagler Hospital's NICU.

Fruit Sales Benefit the Florida Medical Association Alliance

The Holidays are the perfect time to send gifts of seasonal fruit. This year, let your gift benefit a greater cause. Your fruit purchase directly benefits the Florida Medical Association Alliance's programs and services. 

A digital catalog is available by clicking on the following link 2013-14 Citrus Catalog.

St. Johns County Medical Alliance receives Doctors' Day Award from Southern Medical Association Alliance

Our Doctors' Day entry placed first in counties with under 49 members & 2nd overall (17 states)

The St. Johns County Medical Alliance received a First Place Doctors' Day Award, for counties under 49 members, at the Southern Medical Association’s 2013 Healthcare Summit in Destin, Florida. Special Service Awards and Alliance Project Awards were honored at the Association’s Awards Luncheon on November 2.

The Southern Medical Association Alliance (SMAA) began in 1924 as a volunteer organization of physician spouses supporting the Family of Medicine. Today, the Alliance covers 16 Southern states and the District of Columbia, and its members educate communities about health-related issues, encourage students to become future physicians, preserve medical history and achievements, and raise funds for student/resident scholarships and grants. SMAA also continues to provide networking and support uniquely tailored to physicians and physician spouses.

For information about the SMA Alliance, visit their website at http://sma.org/sma-alliance/

Ancient City Kids Day 2013

Junior Alliance Participates in Ancient City Kids Day

An estimated 2,200 kids attended ACKD this year!

A BIG thank you to the Florida Dairy Association for providing all of our giveaways and helping us educate others about healthy living & milk!!

The event pictures can also be found here:



2013 Holiday Share Card

Support Local Students
 Donate to the St. Johns County Medical Alliance
2013 Holiday Share Card
Proceeds benefit the
SJCMA College Scholarship Fund
The St. Johns County Medical Alliance, in conjunction with the St. Johns County Medical Society, has provided over $50,000 in college scholarship funds in recent years.

For your donation, your name will appear inside the Holiday Share Card along with other donors. The card will be mailed to ALL physicians and Flagler Hospital administrative offices. It’s an opportunity share holiday greetings with everyone.

Your donation will directly provide scholarship funds for St. Johns County graduating seniors who are pursuing an education in medicine, nursing, or allied health.

Suggested donation amounts to have your name or group appear inside the Holiday Share Card are $200, $100, or $75.

Make your check payable to:
St. Johns County Medical Alliance
c/o Ann Olds
251 South Matanzas Blvd
St. Augustine, FL 32080

*For a copy of the donation form, click the following link Share Card Donation Form

Donations must be received by December 1, 2013

Junior Alliance Wins First Place Award at FMAA Annual Meeting

Congratulations to the St. Johns County Junior Alliance of Medicine!

First Place for Best Youth Oriented Program at the Florida Medical Association Alliance's Annual Meeting.

Check out the project on the SJCMA's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/sjcma?sk=wall&filter=1

Florida Medical Association Applauds Medical Liability Reform Passage

News from the FMA Alliance Legislative Loop

Tallahassee — The Florida Medical Association (FMA) applauded the Florida House’s passage of the FMA’s priority medical liability reform bill, HB 827:

“On behalf of our 20,000 physician members across the state, the FMA commends the Florida House for joining the Senate in passing this critical piece of legislation, which represents a major victory for medicine in Florida,” said Vincent DeGennaro, MD, FMA President.  “For years, we have fought to correct unfair imbalances in the tort system that are hostile to doctors. The passage of HB 827 isn’t just a victory for physicians. Making our state a friendlier place to practice medicine attracts more doctors to Florida, which increases Florida patients’ access to care.”

“We thank our House sponsor, Rep. Matt Gaetz, for championing these essential medical liability reforms,” said FMA Executive Vice President Timothy J. Stapleton. “We are also grateful to our sponsor in the Senate, Sen. Tom Lee, and the leadership of both Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford.  We look forward to Governor Scott signing HB 827 into law.” 

Doctors' Day 2013

The St. Johns County Medical Alliance visited Flagler Hospital Doctors' Dining Room and left presents from the Junior Alliance of Medicine.

Junior Alliance members made “Happy Doctors’ Day” hearts atop messaged tongue depressors to decorate white coat pockets (along with the real depressors) :-)
History of National Doctors’ Day
On March 30, 1958, a Resolution Commemorating Doctors’ Day was adopted by the United States House of Representatives. In 1990, legislation was introduced in the House and Senate to establish a National Doctors’ Day. Following overwhelming approval by the US Senate and the House of Representatives, on October 30, 1990, President George Bush signed S.J. Res. #366 (which became Public Law 101-473) designating March 30th as “National Doctors’ Day.” Today, the red carnation is commonly used as the symbolic flower for National Doctors’ Day.

Junior Alliance Valentine Service Project 2013

The students chose the NICU Department at Flagler Hospital to receive the Valentine treats  as a thanks to the staff "taking care of the babies"

River Region East Science Fair


The Medical Alliance presented cash awards to the first place winners in Medicine and Health at both the junior and senior levels in the Medicine and Health Category. The winners (both physician’s daughters) were Becky Volk, left, junior division; “Color Blindness Confusion” and Caroline Snowden, right, senior division.The overall senior winner was Caroline Snowden, a senior from Ponte Vedra High School. Her project dealt with “Epigenetic differences in fetal murine liver associated with transgenerational inheritance of metabolic disease.” It looked at the results of mice that did not get enough to eat while they were pregnant and how that translated to obesity and insulin resistance problems in future generations. These students will represent our region at the 58th State Science and Engineering Fair March 26, 2013. We are proud to have these two fine scientists represent our medical community.
Special thanks to Tessy Goyenechea-Dieguez, MD for representing us as a judge in this all-county science fair