Welcome to the Marin Medical Society (MMS). Founded in 1898,
MMS is a nonprofit association that supports Marin County physicians and their efforts
to enhance the health of the community.
The Marin Medical Society, a component medical society of the California Medical
Association, supports local physicians and their efforts to enhance the health of
the community. In addition to its community health initiatives, MMS offers a wide
array of legal, collegial and advocacy benefits to its members. The medical society
also publishes several helpful periodicals and sponsors various committees that
safeguard the profession of medicine.
Founded in 1898, MMS is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization governed by a board
of directors composed of local physicians. MMS welcomes all physicians, respects
diverse interests and acts as a unifying force in the community. Interested physicians
with MD or DO degrees can join both MMS and CMA by completing a simple, one-page
MMS enhances the health of the community by helping local residents gain the
knowledge, motivations and opportunities needed to make informed decisions about
their health. The medical society supports local, state and national efforts to
promote healthy behaviors, create healthy environments and increase access to high-quality
health care. Current MMS health initiatives include:
Free medical-legal information. MMS/CMA members can contact
the CMA Member Help Center at 800-786-4262 for assistance with general, legal and
reimbursement issues, including contracts and agreements, subpoenas, employer/employee
relations, collections, confidentiality, and records retention. In addition, members
can access the CMA Medical-Legal Library at
www.cmanet.org, an online resource
containing over 3,000 pages of medical-legal, regulatory and reimbursement information.
These documents are free to members; nonmembers pay $2 per page.
Collegial Events. MMS encourages physician collegiality in Marin
County by sponsoring several annual events. The seasonal dinners, held at local
restaurants two or three times per year, feature well-known speakers and lively
social hours. Informal receptions throughout the year allow physicians to interact
with their colleagues in a relaxed and convivial atmosphere. MMS also sponsors an
annual potluck dinner for women physicians.
CMA Meetings. MMS/CMA members regularly participate in meetings
sponsored by the California Medical Association. Each fall, delegates from MMS attend
the House of Delegates, which establishes the policies that guide CMA. During the
spring, MMS/CMA members enroll in the CMA Leadership Academy, which helps physicians
develop leadership skills and understand the latest trends in health care.
Legislative Advocacy. Physicians consistently indicate that
influencing public policy is a top priority. MMS/CMA members regularly meet with
local representatives and with candidates for public office. Members are also invited
to participate in the annual Legislative Day, when physicians from around the state
convene in Sacramento to meet with legislators and other government officials.
Members who are interested in influencing public policy, reviewing publications
or assisting with disaster preparedness can sign up for MMS committees, including:
MMPAC is the nonpartisan political action committee of the Marin Medical Society,
which support candidates and legislators who understand and embrace MMS' philosophy,
goals and vision for medicine and health care. For more information, contact the
Marin Medical Society mms@marinmedical society.org
or call 415-924-3891.