About PAMED

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The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) is a physician-led, member-driven organization representing all physicians and medical students throughout the state.


We advocate for physicians and their patients, educate physicians through continuing medical education, and provide expert resources and guidance to help physicians and their organizations navigate challenges in today’s ever-evolving health care system.    

Mission Statement

The Pennsylvania Medical Society is the voice of Pennsylvania’s physicians and the patients they serve. We advance quality patient care and the ethical practice of medicine. We promote physician leadership, education, professional satisfaction, practice sustainability, and the public’s health.

How We’re Governed

PAMED’s House of Delegates meets every October to set policy. Our Board of Trustees meets quarterly and oversees the operations of the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

Our History 

The Pennsylvania Medical Society was founded on April 11, 1848, at the First Methodist Episcopal Church. Its purpose was to foster the advancement of medical knowledge, relieve suffering, and promote the health of the community. Samuel Humes, MD, of Lancaster, was PAMED's first president.

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