Member Benefits

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Maintaining your license has never been easier

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ISMS offers more than 50 hours of continuing medical education (CME) content for members. 2023 is a renewal year for your medical license. Many ISMS courses meet state-mandated requirements with new courses offered monthly, which can be accessed on-demand, 24/7.

Legislative Advocacy

Advancing and protecting Illinois medicine

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ISMS tirelessly advocates for physicians in Springfield and provides the tools to help members understand and stay informed on the issues impacting Illinois medicine. Annual legislative reports, legislative alerts, and a dedicated Grassroots Action Center all give you the power to shape Illinois medicine.

Member Advocacy

Essential resources to succeed

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ISMS works with individual and group members to help resolve their most pressing issues. Members have access to our Issue Briefs and Medical Legal Guidelines, which provide them with the information they need to know about the latest rules and regulations impacting physicians. Plus, members can contact ISMS to get assistance either online or on-site with reimbursement issues or insurance-related questions.

Networking and Leadership

Cultivate your network and leadership skill

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ISMS members have numerous opportunities to get involved, such as attending Annual Meeting and submitting your ideas via our newly revamped resolution process at any time!

ISMS Publications

Always stay up-to-date with ISMS

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Up-to-date information on the latest news related to doctors and their patients, ranging from current hot topics, medical legal updates and educational opportunities to regulatory compliance subjects and legislative activity.

  1. Physician Advocate - ISMS’s weekly flagship newsletter and one of our primary member communication vehicles.
  2. Off the Charts - a quarterly newsletter designed for all staff of ISMS members, covering topics important for practice staff.

Women Physicians' Hub

Resources for Women Physicians

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ISMS’s Women’s Committee has identified resources to help inspire and assist women physicians’ professional development and advancement.

Career Resources

Helping you stay one step ahead

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Our Career Center gives members access to discounted tools and resources to find their next position or fill an open spot on their team. Members can also give back to their colleagues by becoming mentors to medical students or residents who are looking for guidance on their next steps.


Electing quality care for Illinois

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While separate from the ISMS, the Illinois State Medical Society PAC (IMPAC) is the unified political action arm of Illinois physicians and their allies, and works to support legislators friendly to physicians and the practice of good medicine.

COVID-19 Resources

Navigate what’s happened and what comes next

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The COVID-19 Resource Hub is constantly being updated by our teams with new information and tips on how to keep members and their patients healthy and safe.

Your Guide to Membership Benefits

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This comprehensive guide answers all of your questions about ISMS membership in a way that is easy to digest. From advocacy and policymaking, to CME and licensure, to ways to get involved, we have you covered.

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