"The mission of the Michigan State Medical Society is to promote a health care environment that supports physicians in caring for and enhancing the health of Michigan citizens through science, quality, and ethics in the practice of medicine."
When physicians join MSMS, they are making a strong statement about leadership for physicians and advocacy for patients. They understand that when policymakers consider issues affecting medical practice and patients, they want MSMS leadership at the table. MSMS is the physician's voice, the physician's strength and the profession's best advocate during medicine's most turbulent times.
Currently MSMS is at the forefront of a new passage in Michigan health care. Health care is at a crossroads--the status quo threatens everyone, including patients, payers and physicians. We know things need to change. We seek a more cohesive system down the road, and we are defining how to get there.
To develop the road map, MSMS has engaged a variety of stakeholders throughout the state to work together to answer the question, "Where should health care be in five years?" The consensus was clear: we need to change direction now, and physicians must help lead the way.
Read the details of the MSMS report, "The Future of Medicine--Leading the Way to a Better Health Care System."