Why Join Us?

Because we work hard every day to protect physician interests and advocate for quality health care and the health of our community. 

When you join the Onondaga County Medical Society (OCMS) you get dual membership in both OCMS and the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY). Your fellow Medical Society Members are physicians of all specialties, residents and medical students from across the state who believe that physicians, rather than insurance companies and legislators, must be the key determining factor in the future of Medicine and patient care. 

Organized medicine is essential to getting your voice heard in Albany and Washington, and your membership helps ensure that physicians' concerns are heard and taken seriously by decision makers at all levels of government. Join with over 30,000 physician members across the state to shine a spotlight on the issues you are most passionate about. There is great strength in numbers!

At OCMS, we strive to keep our members fully informed of any developments that could impact their practice through our eNews, quarterly Bulletin, and breaking updates, providing call-to-action items whenever possible. Members also receive complimentary subscriptions to the MSSNY eNews and monthly digital publication, the News of New York.

Through your dual OCMS and MSSNY membership, you have free access to online CME courses needed to renew your license, including education on opioids, child abuse recognition and reporting, and patient safety/risk management, as well as professional development opportunities for your staff. In addition, MSSNY recently rolled out a GPO partnership with Premier Group Purchasing, which offers lower prices and improved access to PPE, sanitation products, lab supplies, and more!

Discounted, members-only insurance products for physicians and staff, including health, dental, life, disability and medical malpractice, are available as well!

And, as a Medical Society member you can take advantage of a free initial consultation and significantly reduced rates for legal representation and contract negotiation from Norris McLaughlin, PA, OCMS General Counsel. Each year Norris McLaughlin provides a free sexual harassment avoidance training to all OCMS members and their staff, along with the accompanying State-mandated certification. 

Find camaraderie and support by being a part of organized medicine! Attend multiple networking and collegial social events, mentor future physicians through our Medical Student outreach efforts, serve on one of our many committees, and take part in our OCMS Legislative Forum, where physicians meet with city officials and local elected legislators to discuss on healthcare-related policies. 

To see what our physician members have to say about the value of Medical Society Membership, click here!

How We Serve Our Members

Medical Society staff and lobbyists work closely with legislators and regulators year-round on your behalf. While you are busy with patients, you can rest assured we are pushing forward on your agenda. 

The Medical Society offers so many opportunities for you to participate in topical webinars and free CME, as well as tools for your practice  to navigate complicated payor and legal issues. 


Elevate your career and tap in to the pool of knowledge and experience around you!  Connect with local physicians at fun, low-pressure social events, or reach out to MSSNY’s new P2P Peer-to-Peer Support program.

Onondaga County Medical Society, 125 East Jefferson St; 1st Floor Lobby; Syracuse, NY 13202

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