Welcome to the PCMS Website

The Philadelphia County Medical Society (PCMS) has been representing physicians for more than 160 years as they treat patients, advance science, maintain the standards of the profession, and protect the public health. The Society, a professional membership organization for physicians who live or work in the City of Philadelphia, has a tradition of activism on behalf of practitioners and patients. PCMS provides a common ground for physicians across a range of specialties to discuss health care issues of the day and work for the good of the profession and the public.

Today, its members continue to present the opinions of physicians before legislators and government officials, to protect the public health, and to keep physicians informed on the issues that affect their practice of medicine in Philadelphia.

Public Health’s Top 100

October 5, 2016 at 4:29 pm | National

In honor of its 100th birthday, the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has drawn up a list of 100 objects that have had an impact on public health, for good and for ill. Here is the full list: Aerosol Can Air Conditioner Airbag Airplane Ambulance American Cheese Apgar Scorecard Asbestos Automobile Bicycle Helmet […]


President’s Installation and Awards Night Photo Gallery

October 5, 2016 at 3:55 pm | Medical Society

On September 24th 2016,  The Philadelphia County Medical Society held its annual President’s Installation and Awards Night. Photos of the event have now been posted online. The gallery can be viewed here at: http://www.johnwelsh.photography/PhilaMedSoc/Sept-24-PCC/. To view the images, you will need this password: pcc2016


PDPH Notification:– Hepatitis C Screening Act

September 21, 2016 at 2:22 pm | Local, State

Health Notification: Pennsylvania’s Hepatitis C Screening Act (Act 87 of 2016) Takes Effect (Originally released on September 19, 2016) The Hepatitis C Screening Act (Act 87) was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on July 20th, 2016.  It requires all individuals born between 1945 and 1965 (i.e. ‘baby boomers’), who receive inpatient or outpatient health […]


Health Advisory – Acute Flaccid Myelitis: Clinical Reminder and Reporting Requirements

September 12, 2016 at 12:01 pm | Local

Summary Points: An increased number of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) cases have been reported to the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH) in 2016 Healthcare providers should report any suspect cases of AFM to PDPH by calling 215-685-6742 Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), blood, stool, and respiratory specimens should be collected as close to illness onset as […]


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