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Washoe County Medical Society

What is the Washoe County Medical Society?

The Washoe County Medical Society is a non-profit entity incorporated in the state of Nevada. The Washoe County Medical Society is commonly referred to as “WCMS”.

The Washoe County Medical Society serves as a primary source of health related information, we seek to educate our members and the citizens of Northern Nevada. We strive to maintain the highest standard of ethics and medical care throughout our community.

As a professional organization, we shall nurture these goals by cooperating with the American Medical Association, the Nevada State Medical Association, and other County Medical Societies and Alliances in the state of Nevada.


WCMS Commissions & Committees

Allied/Public Health

This is commission acts as a liaison with major bureaucratic agencies that affect medicine and deals with issues that have local and statewide implications. Meets jointly with NSMA.

Governmental Affairs

This commission assists and coordinates lobbying efforts with NSMA; this commission is also involved in providing experts in legislative areas. This commission meets jointly with NSMA.

Internal Affairs

This commission manages the budget, finances, awards, personnel and all operational documents.

Medical Practice

This commission oversees the quality of local medical practice, professional liability, quality assurance boards, industrial/self-insured, hospital regulations, insurance and medical review, and continuing medical education. This commission also acts as a liaison between various health plans and work with the relationship between physicians and hospital contracts. Meets jointly with NSMA.

Membership/Public Relations Committee

The committee promotes new member recruitment, identify programs, services of interest to members, public awareness, the concept of physicians as patient’s advocate, media coverage liaison, speaker’s bureau, and promotes the mini-internship program. They partner with staff in planning and implementing member events.

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