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Welcome to Illinois!

The Illinois State Medical Society (ISMS) is the leading voice for medicine across the state. Whether it be successfully fighting to fix prior authorization in Illinois, or supplying you direct assistance with license renewal, ISMS is working for you so that you can work for your patients. BE HEARD with ISMS!

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50+ Hours of CME
CME for all your physicians online and on-demand. Many courses even meet state mandated requirements.
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Networking Opportunities
Get involved with one of ISMS’s many councils and committees. Learn more today!
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Illinois License Requirements
Information for physician licensing requirements, guidelines, and interpretations addressing continuing medical education in Illinois.
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Member Resources
View ISMS’s plethora of resources for physicians, patients, and practice managers.
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A Gift from ISMS to You

We are so excited for you to be joining the Illinois family of medicine. As a welcome gift, ISMS would like to present you with the booklet, STARTING YOUR CAREER: A Guide for New Physicians in Illinois.

This resource offers important information for physicians coming to Illinois, including job search tips, licensure and credentialing details and even helpful advice on contracting and financial planning! Check it out today.

If you’re interested in receiving Illinois-specific publications, please visit the ISMS Newsroom!

See what our members are saying.


"I became involved with ISMS because I wanted to make a difference in policy. ISMS provides me with the latest updates and ways to get involved with advocacy at a grass roots level. The information is timely and relevant and keeps me attuned to the latest changes in practice."

– Dr. Priya Bansal, ISMS Member, St. Charles, IL


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