Retired Physicians Breakfast Club

Our retired doctors' breakfast club is an opportunity for members to keep connecting across a wide spectrum of this stage of life. Some may be just starting to think of or planning to retire. Others have recently stepped out of practice. Still others are well into this phase but still active in friendships and sometimes even in medicine.

With an increase in Baby Boomer retirements among physicians, we have a growing cadre of doctors who are slowing their roll, but aren't ready to hang up their stethoscopes entirely. Those considering or beginning the process of getting ready for retirement may grapple with the uncertainty this post-career stage of life can bring. Most have planned well financially, but many still wonder what retirement means to a core piece of their adult and career identities. They will always BE a doctor, even if they are not currently practicing. 

Upcoming Gatherings (2024)

Our next gatherings are scheduled for 7:30-9 AM. RSVP for each by clicking on the links.

A light continental breakfast will be served with a requested $5 contribution to offset expenses. All breakfasts will be held at the Idaho Medical Association/ACMS Office at 305 W Jefferson Street. Street parking is free until 9 AM and there are a few spots in the driveway in front of the building, but not the parking lot, which is assigned/rental parking.

2024 Topics

Several topical ideas for discussion have come up for future breakfasts including local medical volunteer opportunities through medical camps and free clinics, travelogue reports from those who have done overseas medical volunteering, new technologies emerging in medicine such as A.I. and gene editing, financial topics, medical ethics, and more. If you have ideas, questions, or wish to contribute, please contact the ACMS Board Retired Physician Representative, Pete Kozisek.

Oral History Project

Saint Alphonsus is working with the Mountain States Institute for Graduate Medical Education and Research to start a family medicine residency at the Nampa hospital. As part of this, they have approached ACMS with the idea of starting an oral history recording project interviewing local physicians as inspiration for residents and others interested. We are exploring putting a task force together of those interested in helping. We are looking for people with oral history collection, video shooting and editing, coordinating and facilitating interviews, and more. Please inquire with the director if you would like to be involved.