Dallas County Medical Society
The Dallas County Medical Society, established in 1876, is a professional organization that has grown from 30 physicians to over 7,100 since its inception. Members are local physicians, medical students and residents dedicated to serving Dallas area patients in matters of medical care. Throughout the changes that have taken place in medicine, DCMS has remained a leader at the local, state and national levels.
As a member of the Federation of Medicine, along with the Texas Medical Association and the American Medical Association, DCMS focuses on local medical issues.
CMS provides services to physicians as well as to the public, such as in administering polio vaccines and distributing AIDS educational booklets to Dallas public school students. DCMS is active in supporting public health issues, such as increasing immunizations, preventing obesity, and supporting smoke-free Dallas.
During the Texas legislative sessions, DCMS physicians are involved in influencing legislation as it pertains to the quality of care delivered to patients. Physicians traveled to Austin to meet with legislators and discuss issues pertinent to medicine as they advocate for quality patient care.
Nationally, DCMS physicians are known for their research on issues such as Gulf War Syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease. Each year, The Max Cole Leadership Award recognizes a physician’s contribution to medicine and the Heath Award honors a layperson who has positively affected the medical community.
All of Radiology Associates’ physicians are members of the Dallas County Medical Society and some have served the society in the role of President, including Dr. Cynthia Sherry who served as DCMS president while a part of our practice in 2013.