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About the Medical Society

The Orange County Medical Society was founded May 26, 1908 by ten Central Florida physicians who met in the home of Dr. John S. McEwan. The founding members present that evening were Drs. Jerome Bruce, N. DeVere Howard, W.S. King, C.D. Christ, Washington Kilmer, Sylvan McElroy, J.S. McEwan, W.C. Person, George Porter and J.D. Rush. Read the complete history.

Orange County Medical Society

the physicians voice in the 21st Century


Today the society proudly represents more than 750 allopathic and osteopathic physicians, residents, and medical students in Orange County. One of 44 component medical societies chartered by the Florida Medical Association, the Orange County Medical Society is a non-profit professional membership organization whose mission is to advocate for the highest quality of health care, while ensuring freedom of choice, and access to affordable medical care. Although membership is voluntary, physicians choose to join because they know that team efforts are most effective in attaining their goal of quality medical care for their community.

For over 100 years, OCMS has made many strides in organized medicine and will continue its mission for quality healthcare in the years to come.

Mission Statement:

The OCMS is a leader in Central Florida dedicated to promoting high quality medical care and the value of physician services through education, collaboration, clinical excellence, transparency, and the design of a fair and competitive healthcare marketplace.

Vision Statement:

The OCMS is the organization of choice for physicians who advocate for patients and for the quality and sustainability of the practice of medicine.  


About this Web Site
OCMS is committed to the future - and the technologies of the future. The OCMS website is a service of the Orange County Medical Society (OCMS). It is a communication tool for physicians and serves as a valuable resource to patients, health care professionals, and the community.