About MSMS

The front of the MSMS building

The Organization

The Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) is a professional society representing more than 15,000 physicians and medical students in MichiganIncorporated on June 5, 1866, MSMS is a non-profit, membership organization of physicians, graduates completing residency programs, and medical school students. The headquarters is located in East Lansing, Michigan, near Michigan State University and the capital city of Lansing. MSMS is the state affiliate of the American Medical Association.

The mission of the Michigan State Medical Society is to improve the lives of physicians so they may best care for the people they serve.

Core Values:  

  • Advocate on behalf of physicians and their patients
  • Provide leadership
  • Promote quality health care
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior

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.