Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS)
The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) is the statewide professional association for physicians and medical students, supporting 25,000 members. We are dedicated to educating and advocating for the physicians of Massachusetts and patients locally and nationally. A leadership voice in health care, the MMS contributes physician and patient perspectives to influence health-related legislation at the state and federal levels, works in support of public health, provides expert advice on physician practice management, and addresses issues of physician well-being. Under the auspices of the NEJM Group, the MMS extends our mission globally by advancing medical knowledge from research to patient care through the New England Journal of Medicine, NEJM Catalyst, and the NEJM Journal Watch family of specialty publications, and through our education products for health care professionals: NEJM Knowledge+, NEJM Resident 360, and our accredited and comprehensive continuing medical education programs.
The Massachusetts Medical Society was established as a professional association of physicians by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in an Act of Incorporation, Chapter 15 of the Acts of 1781. Section 2 of that Act states:
The purposes of the Massachusetts Medical Society shall be to do all things as may be necessary and appropriate to advance medical knowledge, to develop and maintain the highest professional and ethical standards of medical practice and health care, and to promote medical institutions formed on liberal principles for the health, benefit and welfare of the citizens of the Commonwealth.
The Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS), the professional association for all physicians in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is the most trusted and respected leadership voice in health care, advancing medical knowledge and the medical profession to improve patient care and outcomes. We are a proactive organization that advocates for the shared interests of patients and our profession and takes a leadership role in the development of health care policy. We enhance and protect the physician-patient relationship and preserve the physician’s ability to make clinical decisions for the benefit of patients. We encourage the development of standards for high quality care, and promote medical education, training, research, and the continuing education of physicians.