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.

These Candidates Are Friends of Medicine – Show Your Support at the Polls Tomorrow

November 7, 2016 at 12:43 pm | Local, State

Get out and vote tomorrow! Show Your Support for PAMPAC-Supported Candidates! With the General Election tomorrow, Nov. 8, PAMPAC – the muscle of PAMED – strives to ensure our physicians are fully prepared when arriving at the polls. Please remember to vote tomorrow and take a moment to review this list of PAMPAC-supported candidates throughout […]


Governor Wolf Signs Opioid Package into Law

November 7, 2016 at 10:44 am | Local, State

Surrounded by stakeholders in the Capitol Rotunda this afternoon, Governor Tom Wolf signed into law a bipartisan package of bills to combat the heroin and opioid crisis. Among the bills, legislation amending the state’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, limiting opioid prescriptions to minors and patients in emergency rooms, establishing education curriculum on safe prescribing and […]


Philadelphia Medical Reserve Corps New Volunteer Orientation

October 31, 2016 at 10:57 am | Local

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2016 Time: 8:30 am-1:00 PM Place: Auditorium of the McNeil Science and Technology Center, University of the Sciences, Woodland Ave and 43rd St, Philadelphia Public Health Hot Topic: Public Health Physician’s Worst NIGHTMARE!  As emerging infectious diseases have been increasing over past decades with new threats like SARS and Ebola, novel diseases continue […]


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 […]


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