The Massachusetts Medical Society is the statewide professional association for physicians and medical students. We are dedicated to educating and advocating for the patients and physicians of Massachusetts. We offer online CME courses and live events that award continuing medical education credits. The Society, under the auspices of NEJM Group, publishes the New England Journal of Medicine, a leading global medical journal and web site, and NEJM Journal Watch alerts and publications covering 13 specialties.

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  • Raising the Physician Voice on Gun Violence

    June 17, 2016

    Vital Signs This Week - The shock of the Orlando shooting massacre may fade with time, but physician efforts to reduce gun violence must not, says MMS President James S. Gessner, MD.  In a new blog post, he reiterates the firm and longstanding stance of MMS since 1995 to promote education about...


  • MMS Joins Campaign Against Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

    June 10, 2016

    Vital Signs This Week - The MMS has joined The Campaign for a Safe & Healthy Massachusetts, a coalition of health and community leaders that has been established to oppose a November state ballot initiative that would open the door to commercial sale of marijuana for recreational use. 


  • Zika: New Guidance for You and Your Patients

    June 3, 2016

    Vital Signs This Week - The state Department of Public Health this week released an updated clinical advisory on Zika to help physicians counsel patients regarding travel, sexual transmission, and deferring conception. The advisory also includes a table to guide clinicians toward appropriate...


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