Our Organizations

The Harris County Medical Society (HCMS) is the largest county medical society in the United States, with a membership of more than 11,000 physicians and medical students.  Established in 1903, it is the professional organization for physicians in Harris County.  


Vision Statement:  The Harris County Medical Society will be our premier advocate,

empowering physicians for leadership service in activities that benefit the community and

support the medical profession.


Mission Statement:  The mission of the Harris County Medical Society is to be the leading advocate for our member physicians, their patients and our community, in promoting the best standards of ethical medical practice, access to quality medical care, medical education, research, and community health.


Harris County Medical Society


1515 Hermann Drive • Houston, Texas 77004-7126 • 713-524-HCMS (4267) • Fax 713-526-1434

Houston Academy of Medicine


1515 Hermann Drive • Houston, Texas 77004-7126 • 713-524-HCMS (4267) • Fax 713-526-1434

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.  In addition to providing community health education, HAM owns and operates the Jesse H. Jones Library Building, the second floor of the John P. McGovern Building, and is one of the participating institutions in the operation of the Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.  The HCMS Executive Board also serves as the Board of Trustees, the governing body of HAM.  


Mission Statement:  The mission of the Houston Academy of Medicine is to support the

community service, education, scientific and charitable programs for physicians, their patients, and our communities.