About HCMS

Providing more than 120 years of service to physicians, medical students and the Houston community.

Established in 1903, the Harris County Medical Society (HCMS) has grown to become the largest county medical society in the United States. With a membership of more than 13,000 physicians and medical students , it is the professional organization for physicians in Harris County. The Executive Board serves as the governing body of HCMS.

The Houston Academy of Medicine (HAM) was incorporated by HCMS in February 1915 to establish a medical library. HAM is the scientific and charitable 501(c)(3) organization of the physicians who make up the membership of HCMS and provide community health education. The HCMS Executive Board also serves as the Board of Trustees, the governing body of HAM. The four HCMS members-at-large serve as the officers of HAM, with the senior member-at-large serving as president.