Wake County Medical Society

Wake County Medical Society

Wake County Medical Society logo 2023Welcome to WCMS!

Wake County Medical Society is an organization established in order to enable physicians and other friends of the profession to support projects vitally affecting scientific medicine and public health.

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Are you TEAM Harry Potter or TEAM Star Wars?

On Saturday, June 24, 2023, 6pm, we return to Koka Booth Amphitheatre for a social event for members and families.  WCMS has covered seats reserved for the NC Symphony Summerfest’s Harry Potter vs. Star Wars outdoor pops concert. By purchasing tickets using the WCMS promo code, the WCMS will provide refreshments for enjoying a picnic under the stars!

Why join us? Click the links below to learn more…

  • What is the NC Symphony Summerfest?
  • What is Booth Amphitheatre?  A very central Wake County location and beautiful concert venue.
  • What is Harry Potter vs. Star Wars? Two of the biggest film franchises battle it out at Summerfest!
  • Where is the WCMS hosting?  Picnic fixin’s will be provided starting at 6:30pm at WCMS’s reserved tables in the Lowes Food Front Porch tables on the deck (centered). The concert starts at 8pm.
  • How do I buy tickets?  Tickets are just $17 for reserved table seating, with waived processing fees. Kids 12 and under are admitted FREE on the lawn! See the promo code below, and buy your tickets for the reserved tables or any location of your preference. 

Have additional questions? Check out ncsymphony.org/wcms or call Shawn Scott, WCMS, at 919-621-5919. See you at Summerfest!

Ted Kuntsling, MD

Note from the President

Dear Wake County Colleague,

The summer season is shaping up nicely at the Wake County Medical Society (WCMS)!  We have several activities coming up that I urge you to place on your calendar now, before the start of another busy work week.

Have you registered for our meeting on Tuesday, June 20, 2023?  Titled Financial Awareness and Wealth Planning for New(er) Physicians, speakers Frances Cronlund, CIMA®, CExP™, CTFA, CFP® and Caleb Sanderson, CFP from Curi Capital will discuss strategies to address medical debt and life planning that is often delayed due to training or financial constraints. Join WCMS as we make a meaningful impact on these stressors by hosting a discussion designed to minimize this aspect of professional stress and promote best practices and advice from trusted partners. To register, click here.

On Saturday, June 24, 2023, 6pm, we return to Koka Booth Amphitheatre for a social event for members and families.  WCMS has covered seats reserved for the NC Symphony Summerfest’s Harry Potter vs. Star Wars outdoor pops concert. A reception for members will give you what you need to enjoy a picnic under the stars. PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS FOR A DISCOUNT CODE TO USE WHEN PURCHASING TICKETS—WE EXPECT TO RECEIVE THAT CODE FROM THE NC SYMPHONY ANY DAY NOW.

I’m excited to announce a unique opportunity for Sunday, November 19, 2023.  Veteran historical actor-interpreter Bill Barker is widely recognized as the nation’s foremost interpreter of Thomas Jefferson. He will visit Raleigh as the guest of WCMS, making a presentation designed for members and families.

Barker began interpreting Jefferson in 1984—fittingly, at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Combining the tools of theater with rigorous historical scholarship, his approach explores Jefferson’s life and times, and how it relates to our world today. Barker has performed around the country and around the world, at sites including the White House, the U.S. Capitol, the Palace of Versailles, and more. He has been featured as Jefferson in numerous publications including Time, People, and Southern Living, and has appeared as Jefferson on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN and Comedy Central’s Colbert Report.  For a sneak preview, click here:  Thomas Jefferson Interpreter Bill Barker at Monticello - YouTube

In December, we will cap off this year with a celebration of the 120th anniversary of the Wake County Medical Society. That is something to be proud of—I know I certainly am.  In the meantime, your Executive Council is busy updating our bylaws and recruiting officers for 2024.  I encourage you to reach out if you have interest in joining our Executive Council.

In an earlier message to members, I said that medical leadership, your leadership, is still vital to the well-being of our patients as well as our clinicians. We must support and encourage one another. Our way back will require time, effort, and patience.  I am so pleased to be able to say that the WCMS is a gateway to this much needed collegiality. Thank you for your support.

If you have questions about any of these events or the WCMS in general, please call our staff (located at the NC Medical Society) at 919-833-3836 or send an email to wakemedsoc@ncmedsoc.org for details. 

I look forward to getting to know you as a Wake County colleague.


Ted Kunstling, MD, FCCP
President, Wake County Medical Society
June 2023