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.

Reminder: Deadline for Award Nominations is February 15th

February 13, 2017 at 4:21 pm | Local, Medical Society

The deadline for getting in your nominations for the Strittmatter Award, Cristol Award, Practitioner of the Year Award, and The Dr. Vanitha Appadorai Vaidya Award for Humaneness in Medicine is fast approaching. This Wednesday, February 15th will be the last day that we are accepting nominations. Do not miss this opportunity to have a physician […]


Health Advisory: Opt-Out HIV Testing

February 13, 2017 at 4:15 pm | Local

National Black HIV/ AIDS Awareness Day took place on February 7. In Philadelphia, HIV disproportionately affects communities of color, particularly Black communities. We would like to remind you that routinized opt-out testing and linkage to highly effective HIV treatment and prevention is at the core of reducing HIV in Black communities and empowering Philadelphians to […]


DOL Penalties Increase for 2017

February 8, 2017 at 5:05 pm | National

In 2015, Congress passed the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 2015 (the “Inflation Adjustment Act”) to direct federal agencies to adjust the civil monetary penalties for inflation every year. Civil penalties ensure compliance with federal regulation by incentivizing employers not to violate federal regulation and providing federal agencies the power to ensure compliance. […]


Docs Doing Good – Recognize a Deserving Colleague Today

January 25, 2017 at 10:55 am | Medical Society, State

Do you know a Pennsylvania physician who deserves to be recognized for their efforts and achievements? Here’s your chance to honor them. The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) is currently accepting nominations for the following awards: Top Physicians Under 40 Award Recognizes PAMED member early career physicians who are up-and-coming leaders. The nominee must be under […]


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