Michigan Work Society

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The Michigan Work Society, formerly known as the Walter P. Work Society, was established in 1978 by alumni members who received their training under the direction of Walter P. Work, M.D. The society was created in order to acknowledge these trainees' gratitude for Dr. Work's teachings, guidance and leadership.

Today the Michigan Work Society is an alumni group open to former and current department trainees and faculty. The society holds a bi-annual meeting called the Michigan Work Society Meeting, during which members come together to learn about the progress of the department, share scientific presentations and enjoy each other's company through a variety of social events. The meeting is held in the fall, and it always culminates with a U-M home football game.

2018-2020 Dues

Michigan Work Society member pay dues, which are used to fund the bi-annual meeting and administrative costs, as well as purchase study materials for the department trainees' library.

  • Lifetime Dues

    Lifetime dues are $2,000 per member. Benefits include membership, coverage of society administrative costs and complementary attendance for the member and a guest to the Michigan Work Society Academic Meeting and Gala Dinner for the duration of the member's life.

  • Bi-Annual Dues

    Bi-annual dues are $300 per member. Benefits include membership, coverage of society administrative costs and complementary attendance for the member and a guest to the Michigan Work Society Academic Meeting and Gala Dinner.

  • Trainee Dues

    Current residents and fellows in the U-M Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery receive complimentary membership in the Michigan Work Society. In addition to membership, trainee benefits include complimentary coverage of society administrative costs and attendance for the trainee and a guest to the Michigan Work Society Academic Meeting and Gala Dinner.

Save the Date!

2018 Michigan Work Society Meeting

November 1-3