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With more than 25,000 members, the Massachusetts Medical Society (MMS) is the Commonwealth’s largest physician-led organization and a leading voice in health care policy, public health, and clinical medical education.

2023 Annual Oration — The Science and Art of Making Medical Decisions

Register now for the 2023 MMS Annual Oration, Wednesday, Nov. 29, featuring Dr. John B. Wong of Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine.

2024 Future Health: Best Practices for Advancing Care Conference

SAVE THE DATE: March 22, 2024 - Future Health: Best Practices for Advancing Care conference presented by the Massachusetts Medical Society and supported by The New England Journal of Medicine, NEJM Catalyst, and NEJM AI.

Massachusetts Medical Society Advocacy

The MMS provides patient-centered physician advocacy in the State House, Congress, and in courts on a range of critical issues affecting the practice of medicine and patients’ access to care.

Dismantling Racism in Medicine: Principles to Achieve Racial Equity

The MMS, Mass DPH and the state's four medical schools seek to foster a culture across medicine that is diverse, equitable, inclusive and actively antiracist.

New Member Benefits

The MMS is pleased to launch the MMS Corporate Partners Program to identify beneficial resources and quality vendors to assist members:

  • The MMS Business Card is the Mastercard® World Elite Business Card designed for medical practices that pays up to 2.1% unlimited* cash back in rewards for all purchases. There is no annual fee, free staff cards and vendor rebates. *See terms and conditions
  • GW&K Investment Management offers individually managed tax-sensitive portfolios to satisfy your objectives for risk tolerance, income, and capital appreciation.
  • Panacea Financial offers MMS members discounted origination fee and quick decisions for any Practice Loan plus discounted interest rates for Student Loan Refinance or Personal Loans.
  • Mondee, formally TripPlanet, offers members-only discount pricing on flights, hotels, car rentals and cruises for MMS members, their families and friends.

Learn more about membership and MMS benefits.

Recent News Mass. Medical Society: Shortage of primary care physicians ‘a major public health crisis’

November 16, 2023 – The MMS is sounding the alarm about a troubling “dearth” of primary care physicians as the state’s largest health care system, Mass General Brigham, says some of its Boston-based primary care practices have limited spots for new patients.

Boston Business Journal

Boston Business Journal: MGB accepting 'limited' primary care patients, despite recent media reports

November 15, 2023 – Massachusetts Medical Society President Dr. Barbara Spivak said that she is deeply concerned about the lack of access to primary care in Massachusetts.

Boston 25

Boston 25 News: Mass. General Brigham forced to turn away new primary care patients ahead of flu season

November 15, 2023 – "It is very difficult, even for physicians today, to find a primary care doctor," said MMS President Dr. Barbara Spivak, a primary care doctor in Watertown.

Boston Herald

Boston Herald: Some Mass General Brigham primary care practices have limited spots for new patients: ‘Deeply concerned’

November 15, 2023 – Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have limited spots for new primary care patients at some practices, as the MMS warns that the lack of doctors in the state is a “major public health crisis.”


WHDH: Mass General Brigham limiting new patients amid primary care physician shortage

November 15, 2023 – The Massachusetts Medical Society issued a warning on Wednesday following Mass General Brigham’s announcement, saying "The dearth of primary care physicians in Massachusetts is no longer a looming public health threat."

State House News Service

State House News Service: 3 things to know about the prescription drug bill the Mass. Senate could vote on this week

November 13, 2023 – The MMS, which is comprised of 25,000 doctors, residents and medical students, said the bill would give Massachusetts the transparency and data to mitigate rising drug costs.

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