Annual HCMS Events

HCMS Physician Practice Staff Orientation

The Harris County Medical Society (HCMS), is offering an orientation to physician's practice staff to ensure they are aware of the many resources available to physicians and their practices. Specifically, in this meeting we will highlight our free tools and resources to help practices reduce payor-related administrative burdens, as well as grow and maintain financial viability. Nearly all resources can be accessed by physician staff on behalf of HCMS members. This meeting is free for HCMS members and their staff to attend. The next orientation will be held on Wednesday, April 17. Click here to register. For more information, contact Regina Royal at regina_royal@hcms.org or 713-524-4267, ext. 243. 

New Member/Young Physician Reception

This unique complimentary reception is designed to introduce new and young members to the many benefits and services available through HCMS membership. The New Member/Young Physician Reception is held in early August each year. Enjoy a complimentary evening with your family while you explore the traveling summer exhibit at The Health Museum, network with colleagues, and earn a one hour ethics CME credit by attending the CME presentation. The NMYP Reception will be held on Tuesday, August 6, 2024. For more information, contact Lyssa Howeth at 713-524-4267, ext. 218 or lyssa_howeth@hcms.org.

Medical Student Mixer

The annual First-Year Medical Students' Mixer for first-year students from Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), the UTHealth McGovern Medical School, the UH Tilman J. Feritta Family College of Medicine, and Texas A&M University School of Engineering Medicine, enables students to meet other students and HCMS physician leaders. The mixer will be held on Friday, August 23, 2024 at The Health Museum. Free food, drinks, music, door prizes and networking! For more information, contact Lyssa Howeth at lyssa_howeth@hcms.org or 713-524-4267, ext. 218.


Member & Staff Appreciation Day at The Health Museum

Enjoy the Health Museum (John P. McGovern Museum of Health & Medical Science) with your family at the Harris County Medical Society (HCMS) Member & Staff Appreciation Day. This event is for HCMS member physicians and their families as well as practice staff and their families. Includes a FREE one-hour ethics CME (Best Practices for You and Your Staff: Cyber Security Edition), FREE entrance to the museum for the entire day plus FREE interactive child-friendly activities designed to stir up curiosity and learning in the young minds toward health and the human body. Member Day was held on February 10. Stay tuned for 2025 date. Click here to register.

 

 

Young Physicians Organization Annual Meeting

The Young Physician Organization (YPO) was created to engage HCMS members who are age 40 or younger, or have been in practice for eight years or less. Its purpose is to offer programming/resources to address challenges faced by early career physicians as well as networking opportunities for referrals and collaboration. The YPO hosts an annual event, usually in the spring. Stay tuned for the 2024 meeting date. For more information about the YPO, contact Lyssa Howeth at lyssa_howeth@hcms.org or 713-524-4267, ext. 218.  

 

Women Physicians

The HCMS Women Physicians Section operates as a component of the Harris County Medical Society (HCMS) and is governed by the Bylaws of HCMS. It is organized to strengthen female physicians' engagement and representation in HCMS and the Texas Medical Association through the development of relevant programming and services. Membership consists of HCMS female physician members and those who request to join the Section. The Section meets twice a year. Stay tuned for 2024 meeting dates. For more information contact LaCoya Boone at lacoya_boone@hcms.org or 713-524-4267, ext. 224. 

Marketing 101 - Develop Your Patient Base

In today’s competitive environment, marketing your practice has never been more important to improve patient acquisition and retention, increase revenue, and grow your practice. Traditional methods of patient acquisition through personal relationships with colleagues must be paired with social media tools. Yet with so many ways to market your practice it is a challenge to stay within a budget and generate the most effective results.  This Ethics CME presentation, will present ongoing and new HCMS and TMA resources and marketing tips, to physicians as a “how-to” on promoting their practice. The one-hour presentation will focus on the fundamentals of marketing the medical practice. Topics will include the importance of defining your referral base, the do’s and don’ts of using social media, and the key principals of developing and maintaining a good relationship with your referring physicians.

This event is open to physicians and their staff.  For additional information, contact Ahuva Terk at ahuva_terk@hcms.org.