KCMS is Excited to Offer the Following Member Services

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Why become a member of King County Medical Society?

KCMS communicates with and for our members through

  1. The monthly electronic newsletter – focuses on timely topics and member updates. Don’t hesitate to contact us with your ideas.
  2. Regular electronic flyers – sharing upcoming events that may be of interest. Share your event information with a huge audience of your colleagues!
  3. Advocacy – KCMS Delegates can work directly with elected officials to set legislative priorities and policies affecting organized medicine across WA state.
  4. Media/Public Relations – the Society has ongoing relationships with media outlets to create opportunities for Society members to as subject matter experts.
  5. Website and Social Media Exposure – The Society creates regular blog posts, podcasts, social media integration with regular updating of content. Regularly publishing relevant messages to members, stakeholders, media outlets, and staff via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.
  6. Podcast production – Members are welcome to work with staff on podcasts showcasing Society initiatives, medical issues, and members. 
  7. Editorial Opportunities – KCMS helps members to provide written content for the monthly newsletter, blog posts, op-eds.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the King County Medical Society at info@kcmsociety.org.

The King County Medical Society represents the interests of physicians in many ways. Here is how KCMS increases the reach of its members’ voices.

a. Advocacy – KCMS members who also belong to the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) are eligible to serve as representatives in the WSMA House of Delegates. Delegates submit and support resolutions proposed by Society members. As the largest voting bloc in the State Association’s HOD, KCMS delegates set legislative priorities and policies affecting organized medicine across WA state.

b. Media/Public Relations – the Society develops ongoing relationships with relevant media outlets to create new coverage opportunities and position Society members as subject matter experts and top-of-mind points of contact for medical-related coverage.

c. Website Exposure – The Society creates regular blog posts, podcasts, social media integration with regular updating of content.

d. Social Media – Regularly publishing relevant messages to members, stakeholders, media industry information outlets, and staff via Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

e. Podcast production – Members are welcome to become a part of KCMS produced podcasts showcasing Society initiatives, medical issues, and members. 

f. Editorial Opportunities – KCMS encourages members to provide written content for the monthly newsletter, blog posts, op-eds.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to the King County Medical Society at info@kcmsociety.org.

i. CME Courses -Providing high-quality CME opportunities for members.

KCMS actively works to provide free Continuing Medical Education (CME) opportunities to provide its members with inclusive medical education events close to home or virtually.

Do you have an excellent idea for a CME? Let us know! Please get in touch with our Program Manager, Shurlon Brathwaite, at sbrath@kcmsociety.org

ii. Community Awareness Events

At KCMS events, members and community stakeholders (including elected officials) can access and share credible science-backed information to help our community of citizens live healthy and productive lives. These events are forums to interact with skilled clinicians, elected officials, researchers, and thought leaders to share their research findings. Our goal is to elevate the conversation on current health topics by providing accurate, credible, and trusted information.

The King County Medical Society Community Foundation recognizes the extraordinary financial needs of medical students.

In response to the financial shortcomings faced by a majority of medical students, the Society’s Community Foundation is working to offer a number of scholarships each year to local medical students. Please click here to view more information about scholarship giving and granting opportunities.

The King County Medical Society strives to give its members the best possible opportunities to influence their community and make meaningful contributions towards realizing the goals and objectives of the Society. We believe that being a member of a Society committee is one of the best ways for doctors, medical students, and clinic managers to work together, form connections, and effect change.

Our members have shared that participation in these committees has provided them with the opportunity to network, learn about, and address issues of concern to members, and make contributions toward the broader goals of the Society.

The King County Medical Society has standing committees:

  1. Events and Continuing Medical Education Committee,
  2. Public and Mental Health Committee,
  3. Scholarship Committee,
  4. Mental Health Committee,
  5. Historical Committee.
    Please click HERE for more detailed information on Committees.

The Roster is electronically available to the over 12,500 physicians in King County. Our widely used member directory contains information on every King County Medical Society member. Member profiles have useful referral information like contact information and practice location.

With so many changes in healthcare, there is a lot of physician movement. It’s nearly impossible to track where and when colleagues (or your favorite referral doctor) have moved. We offer a ‘Members On the Move’ opportunity.

If you are moving or closing your practice, please let us know, and we will publish your updated information monthly in our newsletter. Archived newsletters serve for continued cross-reference.

If you are moving to another practice, information that you can provide, please contact us using this easy to complete form.

KCMS is a neutral forum where physicians, medical students from all practice settings can gather together with other medical professionals for business and social purposes.

KCMS staff assists members with scheduling meeting rooms and support services for events conducted at the King County Medical Society-owned building at 200 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122. Please get in touch with us at: info@kcmsociety.org

Prospective Members

To apply for membership, complete the membership profile form