About San Francisco Medical Society
The San Francisco Medical Society (SFMS) was established in 1868 to improve the health of all San Franciscans by uniting and supporting the local physician community. With more than 1,600 members—including practicing physicians, residents, and medical students—SFMS is a non-profit organization that advocates for physician and patient rights, unites physicians of all specialties to create a solid local medical community, and works to improve the health of all San Franciscans by providing support and education to physicians and patients.
The SFMS is affiliated with the California Medical Association (CMA). The SFMS Bylaws can be viewed by clicking here.
- Unite physicians of all specialties to create a strong local physician community;
- Advocate for physician and patient rights at the local and state levels;
- Improve access, quality, and continuity of care for the residents of San Francisco;
- Support physicians in creating a practice environment that offers a high quality of life at the professional and personal levels;
- Provide educational opportunities for physicians that will enhance their practices;
- Serve as a resource for health care information and news;
- Act as a leader in resolving health care disputes and issues; and,
- Preserve the public health infrastructure in San Francisco.